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Culture Wed Apr 25 2012

Help Fund Chicago's Newest Brewery

Last Spring, Gapers Block documented the art installation meets community-gathering project from Christopher Tourre titled PUBLIC BREWERY. During that project at the now-defunct Spoke Residency Project Space, Tourre revealed plans to create his own brewery based on some of the techniques he demonstrated and assisted others with during the multi-week project.

This year, Chicagoans were introduced to Arcade Brewery. According to Arcade, their goal is to "create amazingly delicious craft beer with the help of [their] customers." Similar to Tourre's PUBLIC BREWERY where participants could provide their own ingredients to help brew their own beer or soda, customers will be able to create different aspects of beer production from packaging and labels to certain ingredients to be included seasonally.

In addition to their audience participation, Arcade is also working with comic book artists and writers such as Tony Moore (The Walking Dead) and Seibei on different types of packaging and label designs.

In order to garner funding for their project, Tourre along with co-owner Lance Curran created a Kickstarter fund to offset costs towards licensing, labor, and brewing equipment, among others. More information on their brewing and the Kickstarter are available here.

 
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