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Two Chicago Breweries Move Forward With Plans for Logan Square Brewpubs

Pipeworks and Middle Brow are a mile away from each other

Pipeworks is coming to Logan Square.
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A pair of Chicago breweries are going forward with their separate plans for brewpubs in Logan Square. Pipeworks Brewing last week closed on the purchase of a building at 2614 N. California Avenue, right next to Mi Tocaya Antojeria. Meanwhile, Middle Brow Brewing has secured a $1.5 million renovation permit for a brewpub at 2840 W. Armitage Avenue.

Both facilities are to serve food. Pipeworks’ owners sought community input after news of their plans were announced in October. A spokesperson confirmed the sale, but didn’t have any further update on their plans. They originally wanted to open in early 2019 with a “notable Chicago chef” making food for beer drinkers.

going to need some community support on this one... stay tuned for details!

Posted by Gerrit J. Lewis on Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Middle Brow’s brewpub would be located a mile south of Pipeworks. They also plan on an early 2019 opening. Co-founder Peter Ternes is excited to get started on construction, but other than that he didn’t have any other update for his upcoming 90-seat brewpub. Chicago Cityscape first noticed the permit.

Logan Square already has three brewpubs (Revolution Brewing, Hopewell Brewing, Maplewood Brewing). The owners of Owen & Engine brewpub are also planning to soon open Bixi Brewing in the neighborhood.