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Plans For Chicago's First Cider House (and Brewery) Press Forward

Alderman posts update on Eris Cider House and Brewery, construction on which could take a year.

A rendering of Eris Cider House and Brewery
A rendering of Eris Cider House and Brewery
Courtesy of Ald. John Arena
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Plans for Eris Cider House and Brewery are pressing on, as Ald. (45th) John Arena's office announced ownership is in the final design phase and will soon begin the permit process. Staff at Eris, Chicago's first cider house and named for the Greek goddess of chaos, will brew beer, press cider and serve food after crews finish construction at the former Korean Bethel Presbyterian Church.

Construction should take about a year, Arena posted. Wrap Architecture, which designed Logan Square's Revolution Brewery, is designing Eris, reports Curbed Chicago. Follow this link for the blueprints for the project, courtesy of Guys Drinking Beer.

Eris co-owner Michelle Foik once worked with Goose Island Brewing Co. and Virtue Cider. She couldn't immediately be reached for comment. Management has set up a Tumblr account that hasn't been updated since December, but now that they've cleared another hurdle, expect more frequent updates. Although it would technically be Chicago's first cider house, there are other plans for bars centered on the drink.

Korean Bethel Presbyterian Church Of Chicago

4240 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60641 (773) 545-2222

Eris Brewery & Cider House

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