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Sustainably Brewed: Brian Taylor & Ria Neri of Whiner Beer Co.

Sustainably Brewed: Brian Taylor & Ria Neri of Whiner Beer Co.

BACK OF THE YARDS, CHICAGO

Straying far from the beaten path is Whiner Beer Co. in Chicago's Back Of The Yards. Seconds upon arrival, it's clear there's something special happening at this South Side brewery. Located in The Plant–Chicago's greenest collection of businesses under one roof–founders Brian Taylor and Ria Neri are at the helm of the city's most unique brewery.

Brewing Collaborations with Cleetus Friedman

Brewing Collaborations with Cleetus Friedman

RAVENSWOOD, CHICAGO

Think of one word that describes the local brewery scene...go ahead, we'll wait. For us, we just might go with "collaborative". We've sat down with nearly 40 Chicagoland beer industry folk, and virtually all of them have spoken to how the local industry is unwaveringly helpful, communal, and always willing to collaborate on everything from sharing brewery space to whipping up their next beer. We sat down with one of the industry's most collaborative, Fountainhead Chef, Cleetus Friedman, to talk what it takes to stay inventive.

Industry Chat: Paul Leamon of Beermiscuous

Industry Chat: Paul Leamon of Beermiscuous

LAKEVIEW, CHICAGO

We are currently living in the greatest era of beer history, with new breweries opening up daily on seemingly every corner and back alley. Fortunately, there will never be a shortage of the next must have beer, but how can one possibly keep up and try them all? We attend festivals, tastings, and pairings just to keep pace, but there has got to be an easier way. Enter Beermiscuous, a craft beer café...