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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.

Going Organic with Greenstar Brewing

Going Organic with Greenstar Brewing

LAKEVIEW, CHICAGO

Greenstar Brewing, a store front brewery at the corner of Clark and Grace, holds the title of Illinois' first organic brewery. That should come as no surprise as the brewery is part of Uncommon Ground, a Chicago staple that has been focusing on local, sustainable, and organic food since 1991. In 2014, Greenstar Brewing began production and they followed in the restaurants green footprints. Upon opening, Greenstar was certified to be Illinois' first organic brewery, and brewer Martin Coad was at the helm...