Beer's back via Crain's Biz,
Goose Island Beer is getting two new brewery neighbors near its Fulton Street facility on the Near West Side, including one whose co-founder won a 2014 James Beard award.
Like Minds Brewing is moving its operations from Wisconsin to a 10,500-square-foot warehouse it has leased at 1800 W. Walnut St., less than a half-block south of Goose Island's brewery, barrel-aging warehouse and tasting room at 1800 W. Fulton St. Just to the east of those buildings, a local venture plans to launch Great Central Brewing in a structure it will build at 1745 W. Walnut.
The planned breweries are several blocks west of the Randolph Street restaurant row in the West Loop's Fulton Market district and a few blocks north of the United Center. More breweries are likely to join them, according to people familiar with the area.