Ike & Oak Brewing Co. is an independently owned local craft brewery featuring handmade artisan pizza. We pride ourselves on bringing together friends, families and neighbors to share our passion for crafting the highest quality beer and food to create a stronger community.
Head brewer, Nathan Tertell, has been brewing professionally for eight years. Starting his career in 2011 at Two Brothers Brewing Company, he then joined Lagunitas Brewing Company in 2013 as one of the first six brewers at their Chicago location. In October 2015, he accepted the Brewmaster position at Baderbräu Brewing Company. Nathan is now thrilled to be the head brewer at Ike & Oak - the brewery has a 10 BBL brewing system, so he will be able to brew much smaller batches allowing for more creativity and flexibility than at his previous organizations.
At the helm of the culinary operation is Executive Chef Michael Reid, a veteran of the Chicago dining scene. A local native; Michael attended Kendall College for culinary training and has worked in the kitchens of several internationally-acclaimed chefs including Giuseppe Tentori (BOKA, GT Fish and Oyster, GT Prime) and Grant Achatz (Alinea, Next, Roister). Trained in many cuisines from Spanish Tapas to Molecular Gastronomy, Michael brings an eclectic, whimsical character to Ike & Oak’s culinary offerings.