SUMMIT DESIGN + BUILD TO CONSTRUCT BIG HURT BREWHOUSE OUTSIDE CHICAGO
BERWYN, ILL. — Summit Design + Build LLC has been selected as general contractor for the reconstruction of a 6,500-square-foot microbrewery building in Berwyn, a suburb 10 miles west of Chicago. Big Hurt Brewhouse will be located at 6801 W. Cermak Road. The project involves the redevelopment of an existing two-story limestone building, which was originally occupied by American State Bank and most recently Berwyn National Bank, into the flagship brewhouse for Chicago White Sox legend Frank Thomas. The baseball Hall of Famer launched his line of specialty brew — Big Hurt Beer — in the fall of 2011. Construction plans call for a complete gutting of the existing building, plus an interior renovation. The new microbrewery, sports bar and grill will feature an outdoor beer garden and include 2,200 square feet of second-floor offices and a private suite. Kisarau Architect Ltd. is providing architectural services for the project, which is slated for completion this fall.