New craft brewery to open in Downers Grove

By Bugle Staff

Chicagoland loves craft beers and three longtime brewers are bringing their signature flavor to Downers Grove.

The Downers Grove Economic Development Corporation announced last week that Alter Brewing Company will open a new brewery in the village later this month.

“The vision of the founders is to create world class beer, while being the ‘neighborhood brewery,” said Pete Kosanovich, who founded Alter Brewing with friends David Yob and Mark Hedrick.

The brewery will be located at 2300 Wisconsin, Suite 213, near the Belmont Road Metra Station and Interstate 355 and Interstate 88.

According to DGEDC, the 8500-square-foot production facility will feature 19-foot ceilings and a 20-barrel stainless steel brewhouse, manufactured by W.M. Sprinkman Corporation. The brewery will feature a 1,600-square-foot taproom and also be available for private parties.

“Mark Hedrick can often be heard saying ‘we are all friends here,’” Kosanovich added. “So, this winter when there is a chill in the air, come in and have a pint with some friends. And take the time to Alter your life.”

Alter Brewing will have continually produced beers, along with seasonal and limited release offerings. The DGEDC said exact details of the opening will be posted on Alter’s website and Facebook.

Downers Grove Mayor Martin Tully said he is excited Alter Brewing chose the village for its “state-of-the-art” brewery, adding that he is looking forward to the grand opening.

“No doubt about it, Alter Brewing Company will be another reason to call Downers Grove a destination community,” he said.  For more information on Alter Brewing or its grand opening, visit

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