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Whiner Beer Co.

The Plant


1400 W. 46th St.


Back of the Yards


Sat, Oct 19: 11am - 5pm

Sun, Oct 20: 12pm - 5pm

Photography Permitted Refreshments Available Washrooms Available Wheelchair Accessible



An anchor tenant of The Plant, Chicago's premier vertical urban farm and food business incubator, craft brewer Whiner Beer Co. exemplifies the collaborative, sustainability-minded startups populating this former meat-packing facility in Back of the Yards. Their beer program focuses on barrel aging and sours with wild yeasts, producing exotic and frequently amazing results. The taproom is industrial chic with high ceilings, concrete columns laced with Edison bulbs, and wooden tables with built-in planters. Once up and running, The Plant's anaerobic digester will be fueled in part by Whiner’s spent grain and will produce energy for the entire building.

Visitor Experience

Visit the brewing facility, barrel and coolship room, and the industrial-chic taproom of this exciting brewery in The Plant. Tours open to all ages, must be 21+ to sample and purchase drinks or bottled beer.