By Josh Noel | Chicago Tribune – ChicagoTribune.com – Photo: Erin Hooley | Chicago Tribune.
Photo: Brothers Jose, left, and Javier Lopez sit near their new Casa Humilde tap wall at District Brew Yards. The brothers started by brewing beer at their parents’ house in Hermosa.
When they first planned to launch a brewery, brothers Javier and Jose Lopez had a name they thought sounded hip and relevant: Auxiliary Brewing. They even trademarked it. The Lopez brothers were raised in Chicago’s Hermosa neighborhood, the children of Mexican immigrants. Spanish was spoken at home. Their Mexican heritage has imbued their lives. They therefore didn’t want their brewery to sound as if it could be anyone’s. They wanted it to sound like theirs. So Auxiliary Brewing became Casa Humilde Cerveceria, the final piece of the unique four-in-one taproom concept at District Brew Yards.