The Truck-Repair-to-Brewery Transformation Coming to North Shepherd

The former North Shepherd Dr. garage of Southern Truck Pros, an auto shop that specializes in diesel trucks, appears to be headed for a second career — as a brewery. The Facebook page for a new company called Astral Brewing, showing off the kick-the-can logo portrayed here, lists 4818 N. Shepherd Dr. as its address — with a projected landing in 2018.

Until this past February, that address served as the Southern Truck Pros HQ. The metal warehouse building sits across the street from pickled pork rib tip hotspot B&W Meat Co., on the eastern edge of Shepherd Park Plaza.

Southern Truck Pros’ new location is further north, at 11549 Brooklyn St., east of the Hardy Toll Rd.


Photos of 4818 N. Shepherd Dr.: Southern Truck Pros. Logo: Astral Brewing.

4 Comment

  • I see a day in the not too distant future filled with broken vehicles and people so drunk they don’t give a damn.

  • Happy that N. Shepherd, inside and outside the Loop, is improving. Now if Sears will kindly, and finally, go out of business and make its property up there available for redevelopment…

  • When I was looking for a residence to buy in 2003, I eschewed the Heights due to places like this (and used car lots) being mixed in with residential blocks. Now I’m kicking myself in the can.

  • So I went to their website, but I don’t see any good info.
    I do like the graphic art… but am afraid this is Fake Brews