Chicago Draft Style: Crafting the Windy City's Essence in Every Sip

When you think of Chicago, what comes to mind? The towering skyline? The deep-dish pizza? The blues music that drifts through the streets? All these elements contribute to the unique tapestry that is Chicago. But what about the taste of the city? That's where Chicago Draft Style comes into the picture.

From Local Kegs to Citywide Sensation

Chicago Draft Style began its journey as something quite unexpected – a frothy, creamy, and rich Root Beer. It was a craft beverage designed specifically to resonate with the diverse palates of Chicagoans while capturing the very essence of this great city. And what a journey it has been.

Initially, Chicago Draft Style Root Beer was a well-kept local secret, served exclusively from kegs at local colleges and special events. But as word got out and the demand for this unique brew soared, it was clear that Chicago Draft Style was destined for more. The decision was made to bottle these hand crafted sodas and expand the brand portfolio, making them accessible to everyone. Thus began the transformation from a local gem to a citywide sensation.

A Flavorful Lineup

Chicago Draft Style takes pride in its "Select 6" lineup, a collection of flavored sodas that goes beyond the original Root Beer. Crafted with care, these beverages are formulated to embody the spirit and lifestyle of the Windy City. Each one is a testament to the dedication of the Chicagoans who craft them.

Rootbeer - The one that started it all. Chicago Draft Style Root Beer is a creamy concoction with a flavor profile as diverse as Chicago itself. It's a blend of sassafras bark, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla bean, and wintergreen, resulting in a smooth, frothy, and utterly satisfying beverage.

Handcrafted Excellence

What sets Chicago Draft Style apart from the ordinary is the commitment to quality. All these non-alcoholic craft beverages are lovingly handcrafted to perfection, using only the finest ingredients, and sweetened with real cane sugar. They are naturally caffeine-free and never pasteurized, ensuring that every sip delivers the authentic taste of Chicago.

On Every Chicagoan's Bucket List

In the city of broad shoulders, where food, style, music, theater, and art converge into a singular experience, Chicago Draft Style has earned its place on every Chicagoan's bucket list. It's more than just a drink; it's a representation of the city's rich culture and vibrant history.

Chicago Draft Style Root Beer and its flavored soda companions have become an essential part of the "Chicago Experience." You can find them in retail outlets, restaurants, hotels, and wholesalers throughout the city and its suburbs. They are even the featured beverage at the iconic Willis Tower's 103rd-floor Sky Deck, where over a million thrill-seekers visit each year to admire the breathtaking views of the city.


In the words of Bill Baker, the founder of Chicago Draft Style, "Chicago isn't a place; it's a birthright, a feeling, a lifestyle." Chicago Draft Style embodies this sentiment in every bottle, bringing a piece of Chicago's heart and soul to every person who enjoys these handcrafted, non-alcoholic craft beverages. So, the next time you want to savor the true taste of Chicago, crack open a Chicago Draft Style soda and immerse yourself in the essence of the Windy City.