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Who are we?

Urban Renewal Brewery is a 1 year old Craft Brewery serving the Ravenswood area patrons with locally inspired beer brewed with the utmost attention to detail.  

With over 12 years of professional brewing experience, our co-founder and Brewer, James is excited to be producing beers desired by consumers fueled with local inspiration. 

Having a passion to brew a diverse array of beers using traditional ingredients and processes, our beers are sure to capture the timid craft beer drinkers while satisfying the most experienced beer drinkers.   

Our Facility

Urban Renewal's beers are produced on an Allied Beverage 15bbl two vessel steam brewhouse.  Each batch will produce 465 gallons of wort.  We have 4 30bbl fermenters capable of fermenting 930 gallons each.  Initially our capacity will be around 2,500 barrels per year.

In March 2019 we expect to open our 250 square foot retail bottle shop that will allow us to provide samples of our beers, tours of our facility, and sell beers to go in: Cans and Growlers.  We will also have logo'd merchandise available for sale.  We are currently running a gofundme campaign to raise the funds necessary to complete the build-out of our shop.  If you would like to contribute, please visit our campaign at: https://www.gofundme.com/urban-renewal-retail-shop



Our Beers

We have a wide arrange of styles available from our Kiss Kolsch to Orion's Milk Stout. Having New England roots we paid tribute to Massachusetts with Packy, our New England IPA. All beers are available in 16oz cans as well as draft throughout Chicago. In March 2019 you will also be able to come by the brewery retail store in the heart of Ravenswood. 

We believe our core beers should be determined organically rather than telling our customers what we want them to drink.  Our beer lineup is designed to be ever-changing, allowing the consumer to help us determine which beers will make a repeat appearance.

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Urban Renewal Brewery

5121 N Ravenswood Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60640

(773) 293-7612

Brewery Business Hours

Monday - Friday - 8am-5pm