Made In Chicago: Great Central Brewing Company

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By WBBM Newsradio 780 AM & 105.9 FM

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- It’s a dream Made in Chicago.

“Chicago is a city where I’ve been able to realize so many of my dreams, that it feels only fitting to help others achieve theirs as well,” says David Avram, the founder and CEO of Great Central Brewing Company on Chicago’s Near West Side.

Avram said in less than 3 years, “We’ve gone from zero barrels of production to just shy of 30,000 barrels of production.”

Looking forward, he says: “I see us going beyond beer as we grow. There are so many amazing food startups in Chicago that are beverage-based. Some of the best coffee I’ve had in the country is in Chicago. Canned wine. You see canned sake, you see canned sodas, canned organic products, waters.”

Just like the craft beers, Avram hopes someday to help other craft beverage makers succeed with what they’ve Made in Chicago.