New in Town: It’s Beer O’Clock at Sketchbook Brewing Company

For a once-dry town, Evanston is making up for lost time. The owners of this über-local nanobrewery, Shawn Decker and Cesar Marron, met through Evanston’s Homebrew Club and decided to partner up to open Sketchbook Brewing. They produce “fine beers in small batches,” selling growlers and kegs to both members and the general public out of their Evanston brewing facility. Currently, there’s no seating or food, just the tasting and selling of inventive beers and hard ciders. So pull up to the taps and grab a “No Parking” Session Pale Ale, a “Cheerio!” Oat and Wheat Porter, or a “Sparta Tarta” Cherry Cider while Frances E. Willard spins in her grave.

Sketchbook Brewing Company
825 Chicago Ave. (alley entrance)