When I had read the Revolution Brewing was planning on or thinking about expanding to other states besides Illinois and Ohio, I thought Iowa would be a surefire choice, but alas, more bad news to pass on to Eastern Iowa beer lovers. The following comes from beerpulse.com.
(Chicago, IL) – Revolution Brewing, Illinois’ fastest growing craft brewer is expanding its tank farm to double production capacity to 35,000 barrels a year. This is the first phase of expansion at the Kedzie Ave. brewery in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood and it will be completed within a year of the facility’s grand opening last May. Two 120-barrel fermenters were added last month and four 240-barrel fermenters are currently in fabrication. The company also plans improvements to its taproom and wood barrel aging cellar and expects to add 10 full-time positions in 2013 to keep pace with growth.
Revolution is also announcing a change in its Cook County distribution with new partners Burke Beverage, Chicago Beverage Systems, Hayes Beer Distribution, Joseph Mullarkey Distributing & Town and Country Distributors.
“Revolution has quickly become Chicago’s new hometown brewery and this partnership will help us continue to grow in the future.” said Josh Deth, Chairman of the Party at Revolution. “We are expanding distribution throughout all of Illinois over the next few months and are looking to go out of state to Wisconsin, Indiana and/or Kentucky later this year.” Revolution is also sold throughout Ohio by Cavalier Distributing.
Revolution Brewing just celebrated its third year in business and was recently named Beverage Maker of the Year by the Chicago Tribune. Revolution operates a brewpub at 2323 N. Milwaukee and a 40,000 square foot production brewery with taproom at 3340 N. Kedzie. They brew over 50 styles of beer each year including their flagship Anti-Hero IPA, seasonal favorites and the Deep Wood Series of barrel aged beers. Revolution brewed 8,000 barrels of beer in 2012 and projects to brew 24,000 barrels in 2013.