Maplewood Brewery & Distillery was started by two home brewers and distillers whose hobbies spiraled into a passion. Starting with 5 gallon
batches, Adam and Ari slowly stepped up their game over an 8-year period. Now they’re brewing on a 10 BBL steam-powered brewhouse, and
they’re distilling on a 250L Kothe hybrid column/pot still. They aim to bridge the gap between the craft beer and spirits worlds.
The name Maplewood was chosen in honor the former village of Maplewood, where the brewery/distillery is located. The village of Maplewood
was one of the outlying towns that survived the Great Chicago Fire, and its residents, largely immigrant builders, aided in rebuilding the city. The
Maplewood area was eventually annexed by Chicago in 1889 to form the Logan Square neighborhood, which we think is pretty great.