Don’t get too panicked, but Alarmist Brewing is a step closer to opening a taproom at their Sauganash headquarters. The company has applied for their liquor license and awaits approval at 4055 W. Peterson Ave. This comes a year and a half after city officials lifted a moratorium on liquor sales in the area surrounding the brewery to clear the path for the taproom.
Alarmist’s Gary Gulley said Wednesday morning they could open at the earliest in late February. However, it’s more likely folks will start tipping back beer in the taproom in March. Alarmist would give the Far Northwest Side a craft beer destination, as there are few taprooms in the vicinity. They began work back in September. Gulley said that the plumbing’s been completed and they’re working on the electrical build right now. There are some photos over here. Gulley and his crew shared the news on the liquor license via Facebook.
They’ll have at least four beers on tap, Gulley said. Alarmist counts three beers in their regular rotation, in addition to seasonal brews. The brewery launched with only one beer, Pantsless Pale Ale, in January 2015. However, their other two beers, Entrenched IPA and Phobophobia Patersbier, are easier to find, as they’re available in cans. Check back for more as Alarmist’s taproom grows closer to an opening.