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Fun flowed at first Flossmoor Brew Fest

Smiling faces braced against chilly air to sip frosty beers at the first Flossmoor Brew Fest on Oct. 13 along Sterling Avenue.
 
The fest attracted nearly 300 attendees, with about 175 people buying their tickets in advance and 100-plus getting a same-day ticket. Flossmoor Assistant Village Manager Allison Deitch said she thinks many people came from outside the area.

Vice District Brewing grand opening event is Aug. 31

Vice District Brewing will host the grand opening on Friday, Aug. 31, at its new location at 18027-18029 Dixie Highway in Homewood. The craft brewery is selling tickets for two-hour portions of the opening for $25. Vice will donate 25 percent of the proceeds to local nonprofit organizations.

Vice District Brewing nearing opening in Homewood

After more than two years, Vice District Brewing appears to be closing in on an opening for its Homewood location. Village Manager Jim Marino confirmed the business’s liquor license will be on the agenda for the July 24 board of trustees meeting.

Vice District Brewing plans July opening after Homewood grants financial incentive extension

Vice District Brewing is hoping to open its Homewood location in July after the village granted an extension to its financial incentive agreement June 26. The craft brewer’s owner Curtis Tarver II said in an email to the H-F Chronicle that the remaining construction on the building at 18027-18029 Dixie Highway should take about a week.

2 local craft breweries continue development in spite of delays

Craft beer aficianados have been eagerly awaiting the opening of two breweries in Homewood, but both have experienced unforeseen delays.
 

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)

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