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West Town Is Getting A New Brewery And Tasting Room With Open Air Seating

By Gwendolyn Purdom in Food on Jul 20, 2016 6:17PM

Photo via On Tour Brewing Co.'s Facebook page

A brewer is hoping to make the most of good weather in Chicago while it lasts by opening a new West Town tasting room with an open-air style seating option.

Mark Legenza told Eater that his On Tour Brewing Company is planning to open at 1725 W. Hubbard this year. It will feature a rolling garage-style door that can open and allow anyone drinking in the tasting room to bask in the last glorious breezes of warmth when it opens this fall.

Legenza's a native Chicagoan who mastered the art of brewing during his years in Denver, but wanted to bring what he'd learned home with him. Working with head brewer and Fat Head's Brewery and Sun King Brewing alum Mark Poffenberger, Legenza plans to offer 12 beers on tap, along with 75 seats inside the 1,500-square-foot tasting room (the whole brewery space will be about 5,000).

They won't serve food, but there's talk of food trucks being available nearby. According to On Tour's website, the vibe will be "warm" and "alluring" with amber lights, and a mix of industrial and natural materials designed to "symbolize the interplay between our free spirited and serious temperaments."

No word yet on how that interplay translates into beer, but we're eager to find out.