[Music will be offered at the taphouse.]
"It's really kind of cool to be right here where it started for me," he said. "The owner showed me a book, 'The Joy of Homebrewing,' which was written by the godfather of homebrewing, Charlie Papazian."
When the weather turns warm again, patrons will be able to enjoy sitting in Pollyanna's dog-friendly outdoor patio. The brewery has four garage doors that can be lifted during pleasant weather to let patrons enjoy the outdoors while sitting in comfort in Pollyanna's space. Flagship on the Fox has the same arrangement.
"The seating near the overhead doors is a bit cushier and more comfortable up near the overhead doors, particularly for the nicer weather," Malnar said. "And those who want to gain some sun during the cold weather months, they can be up there as well. And then the idea is to have some high seating and just kind of step the seating down as you work your way toward the stage to make it comfortable for people to view the performance."
Weidner said the space suited Pollyanna's needs well. He likes the fact that the building is in the city's downtown.
"It also has a lot of historical relevance," he said. "People know this building."
Pollyanna's is closed on Mondays, which allows the brewery to rent itself out for special events. More information about Pollyanna is available at its website at pollyannabrewing.com.
If you go
WHAT: Pollyanna Brewing Company
WHERE: 106 S. Riverside Ave. in downtown St. Charles
WHEN: 3 to 10 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 3 p.m. to midnight Thursday and Friday; noon to midnight Saturday; noon to 9 p.m. Sunday; closed Mondays for special events
INFO: pollyannabrewing.com, 630-549-7372