Our Mission

Growing up on a small family farm, I learned the importance of taking care of the land and our resources. At Engrained, we believe in leaving the earth better than we found it. By supporting local farmers who use sustainable practices, offering high quality food and beverages to our guests, and welcoming our community with fun and hospitality, we hope to make our corner of the world a better place every day. 

Brent Schwoerer

Owner & Brewmaster

Our Philosophy 

We believe in reducing our foot print on our environment.  To us that means energy efficiency, recycling, reusing, reducing our waste, and maximizing the use of our resources.  We designed our building, brewery, and kitchen with this mind.  Read about our Building Sustainability and learn about the 30+ ways our facility is sustainable.  We operate with a reduce, reuse, and recycle mantra.


We believe in supporting our local community, and that means sourcing as many of our ingredients, products,  and materials as possible.  We support local family farms that employ sustainable farming practices.  Locally sourced also means those ingredients travel short distances to reach us,  resulting in fresher food and less fossil fuel usage. Most of our beef, pork, and eggs come from local family farms within an 85 mile radius.  We also source some of our cheese, milk, chicken, and produce locally.  Engrained is family owned and operated by Brent and Melissa Schwoerer who live right here in Springfield.


At Engrained natural means fresh, unprocessed, free range, seasonal, nutritious, chemical and preservative free, and free of hormones, antibiotics, and steroids.  Our cattle and pigs live in open pastures and our local chickens are cage free year round and free range when weather permits.  We believe in small farming practices where the farmer emphasizes renewable resources and the conservation of resources to enhance environmental quality for future generations.  We believe this is how Mother Nature intended it.  We source 100% of our beef and pork from local family farms that follow our natural guidelines.  Read about our Farmers & Suppliers.




1120 West Lincolnshire Blvd

Springfield, IL 62711

(217) 546-3054


Closed Monday

11:00-8:00 Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday

11:00-9:00 Friday-Saturday


Labor Day, Mon Sept 7

Frequently Asked Questions