When I first interviewed brothers Jesse Edwin Evans and Samuel Evans almost two years ago, their in-the-works brewery was called New Chicago Brewing Company; they were then in the process of moving into the Plant, a former meatpacking facility in Back of the Yards that was (and is) being turned into a vertical farm. A year later, when they moved out of the Plant for parts unknown, they’d changed their name to New Chicago Beer Company. Now they have a new home in Logan Square’s Green Exchange, and a new (presumably permanent) name: Ale Syndicate.

And, finally, they have beer. Their first release, an imperial porter called Richie, officially hit bars on March 18. They’re expecting to launch their next offering, an IPA named Municipal, next week; next up will be Sunday Session, “a hopped-up ale,” which they hope to release in about a month. It’s a little different from what the brothers were doing in California, where they had a brewery called Lucky Hand that they sold in 2009 when they moved to Chicago. Jesse says they made only lagers there—in Chicago, they’re making what Samuel describes as “traditional styles with a twist.”