Here are the projects currently in planning or under construction:
By our count, the Chicagoland metro area has nearly 190 production breweries, taproom breweries and brewpubs.* As you can see below, there’s also plenty in planning.
Here’s are the projects we have on our radar right now. Anything that we’re missing? Let us know. One of these will be the area’s 200th brewery:
- Banging Gavel: Currently a contract brewer, working on their Tinley Park location
- Crushed By Giants: New Michigan Avenue brewpub from the Dryhop/Corridor team
- Double Clutch Brewing: Evanston brewpub in planning from a restaurant group
- Englewood Brews: under construction
- Fibs Brewing: “Coming mid-2019 to Des Plaines”
- Lake Effect: Currently building a new location with taproom
- Pilot Project: Logan Square brewing incubator
- Marz Community Brewing: second brewery & taproom in Logan Square
- Midwest Coast Brewing Company: Filed a brewer application with the state
- Omega Yeast: taproom in planning
- Orkenoy: Working towards opening later this year in Humboldt Park
- Pipeworks Brewpub: Logan Square brewpub located on California Ave.
- Roebuck: Brewpub/bar adjacent to Dryhop focused on pizza & lager
- Solemn Oath: forthcoming Logan Square taproom
- Two Hound Red: Glen Ellyn brewpub in soft open mode
- Unnamed (But Now Named) Logan Square Armitage Theater Brewery:
Any intel?UPDATE: The address at this location aligns with Odious Cellars. Mystery solved!
- Une Annee: Currently building a new location
The Chicago area brewing scene made national news late last year when the Brewers Associated announced that we have the largest concentration of breweries in a metro area, and since then the scene has just kept expanding.
Is aiming for the 200th brewery in the area around here a bit of an arbitrary number? Sure — but it’s taken us ten years to get this far, and 300 breweries is a long way off. So this is what we’re looking for right now.
Know of any other forthcoming projects waiting in the wings? Let us know.
*(Not to mention beer brands that don’t have their own space — we’re not counting those here unless they’re actively working towards their own facilities.)