In case you’re the lone Chicagoan who hasn’t heard the news: Revolution Brewing, the much anticipated Logan Square brewpub from Handlebar’s Josh Deth, opened last Wednesday to great fanfare and epic waits. Our photographer stopped by Saturday evening and snapped a packed house of early adopters sipping from the inaugural lineup of four house-brewed beers. Browse our pics below; then read our behind-the-scenes look at the development of one of Revolution’s first beers, a crisp ale called Cross of Gold.

Photography by Megan Dodge