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Ike and Oak Brewing Company recently opened in Woodridge, IL as the city’s second brewery after Skeleton Key. They’re offering 11 of their beers on tap, a variety of pizza options – all in a large venue with an exposed brewhouse and TVs to show any upcoming games. Whether or not that’s conveniently located near you, here’s why you should come through Woodridge.
Nine years ago when Shaun Berns, his wife Brittany and best friend Evan Morris were working at RAM Restaurant & Brewery, they had talked about one day opening their own brewery. The three made their way from RAM to More Brewing which opened in July of 2017. Less than two years later, the three are ready to open up their own brewery – Phase Three Brewing Company.
When brewmaster Eymard Freire first joined the BiXi Beer project he wasn’t married and had no kids. But by the time BiXi opened, Freire was married and his daughter was six months old. Plagued by multiple setbacks, BiXi finally opened in August 2018. The wait was worth it.
Fall weekends in Austin, Texas can trick you into forgetting all about humid summer nights or surprise flash floods. Weather like that can convince someone that patio weather will never end, that you get an extra hour of sleep every night or that that the next beer might be the best beer — Hold Out Brewing is working to make at lease one of those dreams a reality.
An upcoming brewpub in central Austin, Hold Out is spearheaded by brewers Mark Stowe and Brent Sapstead. Brent is the former head brewer and production manager of Real Ale Brewing Company in Blanco, Texas. On Saturday, November 3, Hold Out Brewing threw a preview event hosted by their soon-to-be neighbors, Better Half Coffee and Cocktail Bar. Guests could sample four beers from Hold Out Brewing or purchase two different collaboration beers from Hold Out Brewing and Austin Beerworks.
The West Coast meets the Midwest on Tuesday when Ballast Point Brewing Company opens its Chicago brewery in the West Loop neighborhood. The long-awaited opening adds another well-known beer name to the city’s beer scene.
Address: 2501 Dallas St, Aurora, CO 80010
(Until Stanley Marketplace fully opens, enter through South Entrance)
Hours of Operation:
5-10pm Sunday – Thursday
5-11pm Friday – Saturday
It’s 7pm on a Thursday evening and Javier Pérez Koch is just beginning his …
Address: 7286 S Yosemite St, Ste 110, Centennial, CO 80112
When Resolute Brewing opens Friday afternoon, head brewer and co-founder Zac Rissmiller, will take center stage to showcase, not just his passion and excitement for the industry, but also the exhaustive research, preparation and detail he’s invested into launching the brewery of his dreams.
Days before the craziness of Chicago Craft Beer Week (CCBW), I was offered the opportunity to tour soon-to-open Dovetail Brewery, which is co-owned, operated and run by Bill Wesselink and Hagen Dost. What better way to begin the beer week, than with a preview of the next chapter of Chicago’s burgeoning beer scene.
Dovetail is a reference to the carpenter’s joint of interlocking boards, it is famed for its resistance to being pulled apart. As Bill so elegantly expressed, “It’s coming together to make a stronger brewery. A mix of old and new, American and European to create what we feel is our interpretation.”
Lake Anne Village Center in Reston was active Saturday, April 16 with the opening of Lake Anne Brew House. Reston residents Melissa and Jason Romano purchased a retail space at 11424 Washington Plaza and renovated it, seeking an English pub concept for their new Virginia establishment. The husband and wife team were pleased with the turnout, and the Reston community was enthusiastic Lake Anne Brew House finally opened.
5455 Spine Road Suite A, Boulder, CO
Open Date: July 14, 2014
Brewing System: 15 Barrel Brewhouse
Taproom Hours Mon-Fri: 3-9pm Sat-Sun: 12-9pm
Finkel and Garf is Boulder County’s newest craft brewery. While they’re joining a long list of already successful …
101 2nd Avenue, Niwot CO 80544
Estimated Open Date: Early July, 2014
Brewing System: 4 ½ Barrel Brewhouse
Food: Rincon Argentino out of Boulder for Argentinian empanadas as well as Shamanes Bake Shop for pastries and pot pies.