This spring, Logan Square is going to see an expansion of Revolution Brewery as well as a new concept from the current owners of Marble.
Marble To Close For Rebranding
Marble (3281 W. Armitage Ave) is closing its doors on Feb. 23, but will reopen with a new name and concept this spring. “Best Intentions”—the new name and concept—has been in planning since brothers Christopher and Calvin Marty bought the original Marble in the summer of 2014. It was a quiet takeover, with some interior remodeling as well as a revamping of the food and drink menu to exhibit some of their award winning cocktails.
Best Intentions will continue to serve Logan Square as a neighborhood bar. Calvin Marty says in a press release, “We’ve got no intention of taking away the down-home, corner bar feel that made Marble such a favorite in the neighborhood.” The initial draw of Marble for the Marty brothers was the “home” feeling it had.
Best Intentions will continue to serve the Marty brothers’ signature Cocktails on the Gun and the Wondermint Malted Shake that has been a customer favorite.
In addition to keeping favorites from the cocktail menu, they will continue to host events similar to “Twin Peaks” viewings with were held on Tuesday nights—complete with housemade cherry pie on the menu—as long as their customers demand.
For residents still wanting to check out Marble before the revamp, all drafts are half priced and each customer who kills a keg will get their tab paid for up to the point of said keg tapped.
Revolution To Triple Capacity As Demand Stays High
On the eve of the company’s five year anniversary, Revolution Brewery (3340 N. Kedzie Ave.) plans to triple its capacity this spring. Revolution is taking over more space in its current location to house more equipment, including a 120-barrel brewhouse and several 800 barrel fermentors. Solar energy equipment will be installed for electricity.
Locals have been drinking a lot from the brewery. In 2014, Revolution Brewery brewed nearly 50,000 barrels, and this new expansion will boost its capacity to 300,000 barrels annually.
Josh Deth, self-proclaimed “Chairman of the Party”, states in the official press release that this expansion will allow Revolution to continue brewing for years to come. “Revolution is a leading renaissance of Chicago’s great brewing culture, an industry that has been part of the city’s history since day one,” he says.
In addition to brewing more of local favorites like the Anti-Hero IPA and Cross of Gold, Revolution will be expanding its lineup. The Fist City, which is currently available at the brewpub at 2323 N. Milwaukee, will debut in cans in April.
There is much to celebrate, and brewery lovers can still buy tickets to the March 13 Five Year Anniversary with Andrew W.K., Beer Nuts and The Orwells. Tickets are $27.50 and drinks will be sold at a “party price.”
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