Kevin Cary

Under Contract: Collaborative Brewing with Great Central

Under Contract: Collaborative Brewing with Great Central

NEAR WEST SIDE, CHICAGO

With the barrier for entry into expanded distribution often being steep, many growing breweries have turned to third party contracts to meet demand. Contracting has developed an often negative stigma for consumers. But just take a visit to Chicago's Great Central Brewing Co. and you might find that to be incorrect.

Begyle's New Taproom Is Here

Begyle's New Taproom Is Here

NORTHCENTER, CHICAGO

We've been keeping a close eye on Begyle's much anticipated taproom since they held their community meeting back in October. During our last visit with co-founder Kevin Cary, he said, "Ideally we'd be open for Chicago Craft Beer Week, but I'm putting the likelihood of that happening at zero percent." Well, it turns out he was wrong!

Begyle will officially reopen as a taproom as of this Wednesday, May 13th. We tracked down Kevin during this busy time to get the latest details on the new space.

An Update on Begyle's Taproom Construction

An Update on Begyle's Taproom Construction

NORTHCENTER, CHICAGO

As we reported back in October of last year, Begyle Brewing Company in Northcenter is in the process of building out their taproom following a successful community meeting to pitch their plans. While they've maintained a retail and growler filling to-go store since the early days of the brewery, you've never been able to drink more than a few onsite samples to test the waters before you buy. That's all set to change this year as Begyle has been busy this winter moving their plans from blueprint to reality. With the 30 seat taproom now well in the works, we stopped by to chat with co-owner Kevin Cary and get the latest details on the highly anticipated build-out.