Ale Syndicate was founded by Jesse Edwin Evans and Samuel Evans, two Chicago natives who moved out to California to chase their dreams of brewing. Although their brewery in Oakland was enjoying a great deal of success, they couldn’t shake that feeling that something was missing. They missed Chicago. The brothers sold their collective stake in the Oakland venture, bought a pickup truck, and drove back to Chicago, their hearts set on brewing craft beer that was worthy of Chicagoans. They set to work right away and their first beer, Richie Imperial Porter, was named “Best Porter” by Chicago Magazine in 2013, and Ale Syndicate was awarded “Best New Brewery in Illinois” by RateBeer.com that same year. In 2014, the Evans brothers opened up their 6,000ft brewery and taproom in Logan Square, cementing their ability to increase production to meet demand.
Ale Syndicate has been growing its production capacity and expanding their offerings, and today they make everything from Pale Ales to Saisons to Stouts. They are proud to make beer that is distinctly Chicago and for the whole city. From the north side to the south side, the roots the Evans’ brother’s Ale Syndicate has put down in Chicago are reflected in the beers they brew; bold, strong, and full flavored, just like the city they couldn’t stay away from.