Pour Taproom Opens in the Old City

Slipping intentionally under the radar last week was the official opening of Pour Taproom at 207 West Jackson in the Jackson Terminal Building. Wanting an opportunity to try out the systems and operate at a lower volume to get the kinks out, the crowds grew through the week as word spread about the new business. […]

Flow: A Brew Parlor Closes on Main Street

When it opened in December of 2014, I joined Brad Peer, owner, in having high hopes for the shop. Situated on Main Street, Flow: A Brew Parlor sits far from other retail and culinary options. I reasoned that to be an advantage – less competition. Further, I felt Brad had several natural sources of support. […]

The Castle Becomes Reality: Schulz Brau Brewing Company Will Open This Spring

Just a few days shy of a year ago I helped announce the brewery project headed by Nico Schulz, along with his parents and his brother. The huge warehouse at 126 Bernard Avenue didn’t look like much at the time, but the dreams were big. As big as a castle. Nico intended to build a […]

New Brewery: Last Days of Autumn

Just about the time I think I’ve got a handle on all the new breweries coming to the downtown area, I find another. I’ve nosed around the area out Jackson on McCalla over to Magnolia and across to Standard Knitting Mills and into Parkridge a bit, recently. It’s really all pretty close together. I’ve written […]

Schulz Brau Brewing Company Coming to Downtown (North Side)

Schulz Brau Brewing Company isĀ another very cool business coming to that section of downtown bounded by Central, Old Gray Cemetery and Broadway. It’s a couple of blocks west of the Art and Salvage Shop and the future home of Maker’s Donuts. It’s a block from Hops and Hollers. It may be the hottest area of […]