Speaking of Collaboration!

We were honored to be nominated for two and to WIN an award at the inaugural Local First Springfield awards!

The Local First Springfield 2018 Heartland Financial Services Best Collaborators Award presented to Cafe Moxo & Buzz Bomb Brewing Co

Check out the article from our friends at!

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Tacology in the house

Munchies by Tacology 101 has officially taken up residence on our second floor! You can now get food in house at Buzz Bomb, just stop by the ordering kiosk on the first floor and they’ll bring it right out to you! Check out our food page for a full menu.

In the meantime, we all made the news again!

Cross a hip taco joint with local craft brews and what do you get? MUNCHIES BY TACOLOGY 101.

The spin-off eatery opened Wednesday, serving from inside BUZZ BOMB BREWING CO. at 406 E. Adams St. But don’t expect to find trendy tacos on this menu.

“We’re going for upgraded, pub grub,” said James Hamilton, who co-owns both Tacology 101, 219 S. Fifth St., and the new Munchies with his mother, Sue Hamilton.

“We feel it’s something the downtown is really missing.”

Stop Collaborate and Listen!

We are big supporters of downtown Springfield, after all the rising tide lifts all boats! As such, we’re active members of Downtown Springfield, Inc BUT we also work directly with a lot of other local businesses collaborating, planning, or just in general trying to help each other out. On our block, Adams street, we refer to ourselves as the “Adams Family” and stay tuned for some big collaboration news coming soon on that…but in the meantime, check out one of our recent collaborations with Smallcakes!

CARAMEL BOMB featuring Queen Anne’s Revenge, a salted caramel porter

We were also nominated for two Local First awards, Emerging and Energized and Best Collaborators with Cafe Moxo! I can’t think of a better compliment than that, thanks guys!


We were recently approached by COUNTRY Financial, who are starting to offer Craft Brewery insurance, about using our brewery for a photo-shoot for upcoming marketing, informational, and advertising materials. Of course we said, YES!!!

We are going to get some great pictures out of it, plus of course the satisfaction of seeing our brewery in the advertising materials for a national insurance company.

Here’s the first article to come out of that effort, and interview on their blog about commercial insurance, check it out!

Great Weekend

The Adams family had a great weekend with the grand opening of the Kidzeum and our first live music show! We also served beer for the Kidzeum’s donor party and had a great time, downtown Springfield is hopping this summer. Today is another first, our first sunday open (1-8pm), and it’s not just us, you can come down for a nice lunch at Cafe Moxo, if you’ve got kids, take them to the Kidzeum and Kiddos by Urban Sassafras, and then top it off with a cold beer and some games upstairs at Buzz Bomb!


It’s a Trick!

For those of you on Facebook, we put up a poll last week with 4 items and promised that we’d do whichever one got the most votes. The items were,

  • In house food
  • More days and/or longer hours
  • Music, trivia, special events

A couple days after the post, we revealed that HELLBATS are actually Growlers because my phone autocorrects “growlers” to “hellbats” which we find hilarious (seriously why does my phone know “hellbats” as a word??).

So, the votes are in and “In house food” won by a wide margin! BUT…

It was a trick all along! We are doing ALL THE THINGS and we are doing them right meow! Ok mostly right meow…

Effective immediately our hours are now:

  • Wed – 3pm-11pm
  • Thurs – 3pm-11pm
  • Fri – 3pm-12pm
  • Sat – 11am-12pm (we usually open by 10am though)
  • Sun – 1pm-8pm

Effective immediately we have HELLBATS (Growlers) for sale!

  • HELLBAT (Growler) 64oz – $4/Fills $20 (9% and over beers are $36 for a fill)
  • HELLBAT (Growler) 32oz – $3/Fills $10 (9% and over beers are $18 for a fill)

Starting in August 1st we will have trivia on Wednesday nights and we are booking Thursday night music shows and other special events including hopefully a board game night.

And last but not least, for the most requested item, starting mid-august we will have IN HOUSE FOOD. Munchies by Tacology is moving into our pilot batch room (the pilot batch system is moving to our production facility in Illiopolis) and they will be serving food! More info coming soon on and our website food page.

First show!

Very excited to announce our first music show a Buzz Bomb! July 21st! Check out all the details here,

Birthday Show at Buzz Bomb!

Independents Week 2018

Think Local, Shop Local, support your local businesses! It’s Independents Week 2018!!

We’re part of the new “Adams Family”, we’re taking over 4th street, ha!

Adams family snap

snap snap

And we made the news,

The ‘Adams Family’ moves in downtown


99 to Life!

Big news, we’re debuting our double IPA, 99 to Life at the Customer Appreciation party this Friday!

Check out the event!

Big party, Big BEER

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