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 […]

Flow: A Brew Parlor Opens in the Medical Arts Building

You’ll hear a vinyl album playing as you enter and smell the aroma of freshly ground and brewed coffee. You might smell pastries by Wild Love or soups from Savory and Sweet. Each day will feature two different soups starting with a bacon tomato and another soup which will be vegan. Owner Brad Peer is […]

New Business: Hops and Hollers is Hopping and Hollering

A few weeks ago I got a chance to drop into Hops and Hollers at 937 N. Central Street. The Craft Beer Store and Taproom opened the first weekend in April and really does seem to be off to a great start. Sitting just a block or so off Broadway, it may be more on […]