It all started with an invitation of beer and pie from Ryan and Melissa Phillips to their new neighbors Tony and Emily Weeks.
The Phillips were new to Yorkville and Illinois and the Weeks made them feel instantly welcome. So over Tony and Emily trudged for key lime pie and a mini keg. Invitations like this one became the norm as these couples embarked on endless shenanigans over the next 7 years. Things escalated rapidly and their love of beers on the patio led them to begin dreaming and scheming of establishment where other Yorkvillians could enjoy differing bomb-ass craft beers and spirits at a laidback establishment in their own town.
Three years later the construction of Flight Tasting Room and Bottle Shoppe was completed and we opened our doors to the public in September of 2019 (one year late, good thing we’re not an airline). Flight offers 15 differing craft beers and ciders on tap along with hundreds of canned beverage options.
Each of the owners brings unique and complementary skills to their business. Tony Weeks manages the establishment and never ceases to amaze as he continually brings in new brews and spirits. His wife, Emily has a keen eye, a CPA, and a natural gift for witty banter on all of the social media outlets. Melissa Phillips is our quality assurance guru and brings her industry practices to Flight to keep us lean and mean. Her pilot husband, Ryan is the (occasionally) unsung hero behind the scenes who built the bar and tables and keeps the facility up to Flight standards. This team of entrepreneurs is supported by an amazing staff who offer knowledgeable advice and kickass service to our valued customers. Because of these loyal passengers and the hard work of our Flight Team, Flight continues to thrive despite all of the funhouse (or haunted house) antics of 2020 and 2021.
We look forward to serving you! Come in take a load off and enjoy a beer from the Flight Deck!