Whiner Beer Co. also embraces history, as well as the art of barrel-aging beer. Whiner is located near Chicago’s historic Back of the Yards neighborhood, known for the large meat-packing area that turned Chicago into the “hog butcher for the world.” Older than that tradition is the barrel-aged brewing techniques of Belgium and France that involve things such as wild yeast, and souring techniques. But, it’s not all traditional at Whiner. Brian Taylor and Ria Neri also understand modern needs, such as running a brewery that is a net-zero energy business, aiming to promote environmentally responsible brewing. The result is beer you can feel good about drinking, and beer that makes you feel good because it is so good.