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Pipeworks Is Aiming To Open A Brewpub In Logan Square In 2019

By Stephen Gossett in Food on Oct 17, 2017 5:11PM

Pipeworks Brewing Company / Facebook

Northwest Side beer geeks, rejoice. Pipeworks Brewing has made public plans to build a new brewpub in Logan Square.

The company reportedly has agreed to purchase the site at at 2614 N. California Avenue. That's just north of the celebrated Mexican street-food spot Mi Tocaya Antojería and a short distance from the mini restaurant district on California between Logan and Fullerton, which includes Buona Terra and Quiote.

The proposal still needs to get the thumbs up from the community, but co-founder Gerrit Lewis told the Tribune that the brewpub would likely open its doors early in 2019 if everything they get the necessary approval. Details are scant so far but Lewis did say plans call for a 10-barrel brewing setup that would hopefully allow for even greater experimentation. Pipeworks has focused on progressive brews ever since it debuted in 2012 with often-niche-y special editions. They eventually built a core that includes Ninja Vs. Unicorn, one of the city's preeminent Double IPAs, and won "Best New Brewery" honors from in 2013.

A meeting to discuss the plan is slated for October 23 at 7 p.m., at Seventh Day Adventist Church (2840 W. Logan Blvd).

Tribune beer writer Josh Noel shared a rendering, and, as pointed out DNA Info, Lewis posted one on his Facebook as well.


2614 N. California Avenue / Google Maps