Whiner Beer Co. focuses on barrel-aged beer, a tradition common in Belgium and France that is gaining a foothold in the US. Industry veterans and partners Brian Taylor and Ria Neri aim to make beers for people with a wanderlust palate, a curiosity for the strange and unknown, and those who take their beer seriously, but never themselves. Housed in The Plant, a net-zero energy business incubator located in Chicago’s Back of the Yards neighborhood, Whiner aims to promote environmentally responsible brewing. The brewery will play a major role in the operations of The Plant’s anaerobic digester. Once up and running, Whiner’s spent grain will help fuel the digester, producing energy for the entire building.
Coolship Sasha is an American Wild Ale, a broad category for a variety of Belgian-inspired ales. Whiner’s first Cool Ship blend, a raspberry wild ale aged in an oak foudre. 6.8% ABV