Ale Syndicate co-founders Jesse and Samuel Evans spent years homebrewing. And they “got good at it”. They moved to Northern California and got the chance of a lifetime: to start their own brewery, making the only bottled craft beer in the city of Oakland. The beer took off. The stores kept selling out. But something was missing. They missed Chicago. They missed everything about Chicago. They felt Chicago deserved something bolder and stronger then the craft brews they were making in California. They bought a truck and headed east.
Since then, they’ve built a truly collaborative brewery that is more than the sum of its parts and far greater than planned. In March of 2013, while working with partner breweries throughout the state, they started pouring on draft lines across Chicago. The hard work and tasty beers earned them the title of “2013 Best New Brewery in Illinois” from RateBeer. They released their first packaged beer in 2014, with six-packs of Municipal IPA, Sunday Session and Van De Velde. In July of 2014 they completed work on their own space and started brewing beers in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. They have moved beers produced at partner breweries into their own facility now and hope to offer tours, events and one day a tap room. Until then, they will continue to turn out what is some of the best beer. At Ale Syndicate Brewers, they believe in strong flavors, pure ingredients, and the power of coming together around something they love!
“We love two things; our city, and good beer. Chicago isn’t gentle. It’s got audacity, grit, and grace. At Ale Syndicate Brewers, we make craft beer that’s distinctly Chicago. We are dedicated to strong flavors, pure ingredients, and the power of coming together around something that we all love. Voted ‘Best New Brewery in Illinois’ by Ratebeer.com in 2014 “
Style:Hopped Up Ale
Style:India Pale Ale
Ratings: BeerAdvocate 85, RateBeer 96
Van De Velde