The Brewery

Recess Brewing – Edwardsville, IL

Recess Brewing is at 307 N. Main St. in Edwardsville, IL. We have a 5-barrel brew house that has 3 fermentors and 6 serving tanks. We’re working to fill all ten taps with our in house beers. We’ll have year-round beers as well as seasonal and one-off brews.

At Recess, we really want to establish the Community Supported Brewery program. The idea comes from communityMatt stirring the mash. supported agriculture, where you sign up to get a weekly or monthly box of fresh-from-the-farm produce. Instead of produce, we’ll be filling your CSB growler with a fresh brew once or twice a month depending on your membership level. For the details and benefits, head over to the CSB page.


The taproom is open to everyone and can hold up to 100 beer lovers.  This is the one and only place to fill up your growler or enjoy a pint of Recess beer. And while we are not a brewpub, you can enjoy some in-house snacks (Billy Goat Chips) or bring/order in your own food.  We have menus from local establishments that offer delivery and encourage our patrons to BYOF (Bring Your Own Food).

About the Brewmaster:

Our head brewer was born and raised right here in Edwardsville. While a teacher in a Chicago public school, he started exploring the world of beer as a home brewer eight years ago.  Over the years he was lucky enough to collaborate with another teacher, Michael Buss, brewing and creating recipes.  Michael eventually went to open an amazing home brew store in Highland Park where Recess has gotten a lot of their supplies. Matt thought that Edwardsville was a prime location to take a chance on his passion for beer.