Construction on Vice District Brewing Co. is set to start in early May as equipment begins to show up at the South Loop spot.
The seven-barrel microbrewery, near 14th Street and South Michigan Avenue, is among the latest to spring up around the Chicago area. Owners Curtis Tarver and Quintin Cole want to have the spot open by July.July seems aggressive to us (given your typical business opening issues), but hopefully they do.
Also some other news in the article:
Vice District Brewing is strictly a taproom; it will not serve food. The owners are applying for a license that will allow it to sell growlers on site.
The 2,200-square-foot spot is small scale, doing about 500 to 600 barrels a year, Mr. Cole said. (Each barrel holds 31 gallons.) By comparison, Lagunitas' Chicago brewery will produce 200,000 barrels annually.
Looking forward to this one!
(Hat tip: KM!)