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Evanston's Temperance Beer Debuts First Brews

Wednesday marked the first day that beer commercially produced in Evanston was for sale in Evanston--or anywhere.

Evanston's new brewery, Temperance Beer, debuted its first four beers this Wednesday at Prairie Moon.

Founder and Evanston native Josh Gilbert is brewing the beers in a warehouse at 2000 Dempster St., where he eventually hopes to open a tap room and beer garden. In this video produced by ECTV, he talks to Lisa Degliantoni of the show "The Reporters."


Wednesday marked "the first day beer commercially produced in Evanston [was] for sale in Evanston," Gilbert told Patch via e-mail. 

Related: Three Craft Breweries Coming to Evanston

Temperance Brewery's first four beers were National Anthem, which is made with red and white wheats and blueberries; Smittytown, an extra special bitter; Root Down, a robust porter; and Restless Years, a rye pale ale.

Gilbert told Patch earlier this year that Temperance Beer Company hoped to start selling kegs to local restaurants by mid- to late-August and was in talks to have its brews on tap at spots including Taco DiabloFoundFarmhouse and Ward 8.

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Dileep Gangolli September 21, 2013 at 07:36 AM
Evanston Cellars and Forty Winks Wines (made from MI grapes) welcomes a new addition to the local beverage movement!

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