Chicago's first cider house is one more step to becoming a reality. According to Alderman John Arena, the plan to transform the old Korean Bethel Presbyterian Church at 4240 W. Irving Park Road into a new brewery and cider house is moving forward. The plan has been in the works for at least the last 10 months, but Alderman Arena has indicated that Eris Brewery are finalizing designs and will soon begin the permitting process. Wrap Architecture, who also worked on Revolution Brewing's space on Milwaukee Avenue in Logan Square, has been tapped to lead the design duties for the project. And because cider brewing is closer to wine making, the new Eris facility will be licensed as both a winery and brewery. Get your growlers cleaned out and get ready to drink some fresh cider in Old Irving Park sometime late 2016.
·Alderman John Arena [Facebook]
·Eris Brewery & Cider House, Old Irving Park [Ward 45]
·New Ciderhouse Could Rule Inside Old Irving Park Church [Eater Chicago]