2323 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
3340 N Kedzie Ave
Chicago, IL 60618
Revolution Brewing is Chicago's hometown craft brewery. Our brewpub in Logan Square is a bustling, neighborhood institution where friends and families meet to enjoy the freshest beer in town. Opening our brewery has been a labor of love. We think you can see that in everything we do ranging from the details of our carved fists holding up our mahogany bar to the pungent hop aroma of our Anti-Hero IPA to our creative dishes like our bacon-fat popcorn.
The growth of craft breweries in the U.S. has been nothing short of a revolution and we're proud to be standing tall in this new crowd. The changing tastes of beer drinkers demand bigger flavors and more variety. That's exactly what we give you at Revolution Brewing. Our brewpub produces about 50 different beer styles each year. We've got session beers like Workingman Mild, hop-bombs like Double Fist and more bourbon barrel aged beers than you can shake a stave at. We have fun doing what we do and invite you to come in and join us.
Managing partner Josh Deth was a novice homebrewer when he caught a lucky break. In the summer of 1995, he landed a job cleaning kegs at the now-defunct Golden Prairie Brewing. Golden Prairie epitomized the shoestring startup brewery operation of the nascent era of craft beer. What it lacked in size (three-barrel brewhouse) it made up for with the heart and soul of its owner, Ted Furman. As a beginner, Josh dutifully cleaned kegs and scrubbed tanks holding such innovative beers as Maple Stout, Honey Ginger and Buckwheat Ale, all perhaps just a bit ahead of their time.
A few years later, Josh dreamt up the idea for Revolution while working at Goose Island as a cellarman and brew pub brewer. After the first few tries at opening a brewery didn't work out, Josh opened Handlebar in 2003 with his wife Krista and a few friends. Always one to do more, he also worked as Executive Director of Logan Square Chamber of Commerce. He worked to promote local businesses and manage the Logan Square Farmers Market. While working at the Chamber, he found a cool, old building on Milwaukee Avenue with a nice tin ceiling. The brewery idea bubbled up again.
Revolution Brewing opened up in February 2010 after three years of raising funds, dealing with the zoning department, and construction. We added our 2nd floor Brewers' Lounge in July 2011. Our production brewery and tap room opened in spring 2012 and continues to expand.