Owner Gary Gulley will soon light the fuse and open Alarmist Brewing’s sparkling new taproom in Sauganash on the city’s North Side. Gulley and his crew broke ground on it in September at 4055 W. Peterson Avenue and hope to open as early as next week. They’re still going through inspections which could affect the opening date.
Patrons will find super-fast Internet and USB ports at the bar. But they won’t find TVs.
“People are here to talk to each with a sense of community,” Gulley said. “They can watch TV at home...or on their cell phones, I guess.”
Gulley and his team did most of the work themselves. They poured about a ton of concrete to make the bar. Gulley and his son made the tap handles which look like dynamite sticks with fuses hanging from the top. The room’s maximum capacity is about 99 people.
Alarmist will have two English beer engines for cask-conditioned brews. Patrons will regularly find the brewery’s flagships, Phobophobia Patersbier (a Belgian table beer) and Entrenched IPA. Pantsless Pale Ale should also be available, as will barrel-aged beers—eventually.
Check out the photos below and check back later when Alarmist shares an opening date.