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Midwest Coast Brewing Opens On Near West Side With Brother-Sister Team At The Helm – Block Club Chicago

NEAR WEST SIDE — A brother-and-sister duo from California have opened the neighborhood’s newest brewery with a bright, airy taproom they hope will become an active part of the neighborhood.

Midwest Coast Brewing at 2137 W. Walnut St. quietly opened in recent weeks. It will host a grand opening shindig from 4-9 p.m. Sept. 27 with live music and food trucks.

The brewery is close to the busy West Town intersection of Grand and Western avenues. Co-owner Cameron Compton said he hopes the business will be a “nice, open” place for everyone in the area.

“We think some of the best times, at least in our lives, are when you’re sitting around sharing beers,” he said.

Compton founded the brewery with his younger sister, Lanie Veckman. The pair began working on the venture in February of 2017 and launched a “soft opening” in August.

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