Not yet two years old, Eris is the third owner-occupant of a historic former Masonic Temple building in the Old Irving Park neighborhood. Completed in 1911, the building was originally named Myrtle Masonic Temple Association and was home to multiple Masonic chapters. The Masons occupied the building until 1981, when it was sold to the Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church. Eris worked with brewery design specialist WRAP Architecture to convert the space to commercial use, a project that entailed significant structural work and the salvage of as many architectural elements as possible. Eris brews and ferments its beers and ciders on the premises, complemented by a menu of creative food served in a spectacular high-ceilinged space. The top floor ceremonial hall is still to be renovated.
Maps will be available for visitors to plot out a self-guided tour experience that includes the building exterior, lobby, lounge, and dining room. Guided tours will also be offered Saturday and Sunday at 12:30pm.
Guided tour with tastings by Eris Brewery & Cider House owner
Sat, Oct 19: 12:30pm
Sun, Oct 20: 12:30pm
Pink mill? Juice portal? Secret rooms? There has to be some good stories there. Take a free tour of Eris Brewery & Cider House’s beer and cider production areas. The owners will touch on Eris' backstory, history of the building, improvements and repurposing, and their approach to brewing and cider. While you’re there, enjoy a sample of the products brewed on site.