craft beer

Collectible brew draws a crowd at Flossmoor Station

About 150 beer lovers lined up outside Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery on Friday, waiting for a brew that is so rare a single bottle can fetch $1,000 among collectors. The occasion was the release of Wooden Hell 2 at Flossmoor Station.

Flossmoor Station’s Wooden Hell brew pre-sale starts Sunday, with official release May 12

Sunday, April 30, is the pre-order day for Flossmoor Station Restaurant and Brewery’s Wooden Hell, a barleywine brew.
 
Each 22-ounce bottle is $20, and patrons must purchase four bottles to participate in the pre-sale. Sales start at 10 a.m. at the brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave. Participants can get tickets at www.woodenhell2.brownpapertickets.com.
 

Vice District owners report steady progress at brewery, taproom

Vice District Brewing owners Curtis Tarver and Quintin Cole are excited about progress at their new facility in downtown Homewood. A spring opening is expected for both the Vice District brewery and taproom, to be located at 18027-18029 Dixie Highway.

Homewood trustees approve measures to help craft brewer over hurdles

With three measures approved by Homewood trustees Tuesday, Vice District is poised to begin the buildout process, and the owners hope to have the craft brewery and taproom open early in 2017.
The board approved $100,000 in business incentive funding, a special use permit and a resolution of support for the company's application to Cook County for Class 8 property tax relief.

Homewood Hop Fest gets good reviews

Craft beer enthusiasts seemed to ignore the squishy turf
at Irwin Park on Saturday as they lined up to taste 
craft beers from about 25 area brewers. 

(Photos by Eric Crump/H-F Chronicle)

Irwin Park will be the place to beer on Saturday

If there's a beer heaven, it might be located at Irwin Park in Homewood on Saturday. Homewood Hop Fest, sponsored by the Southland Chamber of Commerce, will bring 27 craft brewers to the park and community center at 18120 Highland Ave. from 3 to 6:30 p.m. 

Rabid Brewing to receive $40,000 from Homewood to aid brewery/taproom development

Rabid Brewing will get a financial boost from the village of Homewood to help the new craft beer company finish developing its brewery and taproom on the east side of town.

At the board meeting April 12, trustees approved $40,000 in incentive funding for the project from the village's non-TIF Business Incentive Program.

Rabid Brewing gets approval from Homewood trustees

A homegrown craft brewery took another step toward becoming a reality Tuesday, March 22, when the Homewood Board of Trustees approved a special use permit for its operation on the village's east side.
 

Getting a taste of craft beer made close to home

If there’s one thing craft beer fans love almost as much as good beer, it’s talking to the brewer and hearing how it’s made. At the Homewood-Flossmoor Park District’s “Explore the Pour” event Friday, 10 Chicago-area breweries served up samples at Dolphin Lake Clubhouse from 6 to 9 p.m.

Zoning amendment opens the door for craft breweries in Homewood

Craft breweries now have a place in Homewood's zoning code after village trustees approved an amendment to the code Tuesday. Prior to the vote, there wasn't a definition of craft breweries in the code, but the industry is growing, and officials say the interest from brewers in setting up shop in Homewood made an amendment necessary.

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