Eris Brewery and Cider House
Located in Old Irving Park in Chicago sits Eris Brewery and Cider House. This historic building was first a Masonic Temple, now serves as Chicago’s first cider house. The brewery and cider house offers a full-service restaurant and a brewery for beer and hard cider on site. The name Eris was influenced by a Greek goddess known for causing chaos. They wanted to stand out from the hundreds of breweries around Chicago, so they decided to add hard ciders to their menus and craft. Eris’s goal is to make all who come to their place feel welcome, no matter their food or drink preference. You can pick up Eris Brewery and Cider Houses beers or ciders at numerous stores in Illinois.
Eris Brewery and Cider House is a project that was built within an existing century-old Masonic Temple. This building served as a church after being a Masonic Temple and now is a brewery. Eriksson Engineering Associates, Ltd. (EEA) was aware of budgetary constraints and worked hard to keep the outside improvements to the new patio and existing parking lot to a minimum to keep costs down. By doing so, EEA was able to keep the site work below the threshold that triggers stormwater detention, in turn, saving the owner a significant amount of money that could be invested into the building sometime in the future.