Our Story


Chicago Draft Style began life as a frothy, creamy, rich Root Beer, formulated specifically to appeal to the tastes of Chicagoans, and to emulate the feel of this great city. At first it was produced only in kegs for local colleges and special events. However, a fierce demand for this craft soda rapidly grew and became so overwhelming, we, decided to put in bottles, expand the brand portfolio and make it available to everyone.

Today, we offer what we call the "Select 6". Beyond the original Root Beer, we have Ginger Beer, Cream and Orange Cream soda, Black Cherry and Ginger Ale, "The Champagne of (raft Sodas" as the flavors for the Chicago Draft Style line. We hand selected recipes, then carefully formulated them to best represent the spirit and lifestyle of this great city. Chicago Draft Style is hand crafted to perfection, using only the finest ingredient and pure cane sugar. It's naturally caffeine free and never pasteurized.

Chicago born and raised, Bill Daker, insisted that this line 6 made only in Chicago, by Chicagoans for Chicago. Bill understands the hustle and vibe of 56 city and like all Chicagoans, is immensely proud of his home town. A pride and understanding you can taste in every sip.

"Chicago isn't a place, it's a birthright, it's a feeling, its a lifestyle. Its world famous architecture, its history, Its people, strong and robust its the city of Broad Shoulders, North Side, South Side, West Side all the way around ....it's food, it's style, it's music, theater and art, it all comes together to make up one truly singular experience ...Chicago. This is where we started when we created Chicago Draft Style Hand Crafted Beverages." -Bill Baker, Founder - Chicago Draft Style


Chicago Draft Style has quickly become an essential part of "The Chicago Experience", with its rapid growth and a meteoric rise in popularity, Chicago Draft Style can now be found in retail outlets, restaurants, hotels and wholesalers all over the city and it's suburbs. And, is the featured beverage at the Willis Tower and the 103rd floor Sky Deck, where over a 1 million thrdlseekers come each year to view the great city. This building is the centerpiece of the iconic "Chicago Draft Style- logo and stands as a perfect representation of the Chicago Draft Style success story.

Chicago Draft Style is a specialty line of true had crafted sodas produced by Cool Mountain Beverages, only in Chicago by Chicago for Chicago.

"Our passion is creating a superior line of true craft sodas that will not only satisfy the most discriminating pallets of our consumers but resonate with them for years to come. Our goal is to deliver the best tasting, locally made craft beverages that you'll find in and around the great city of Chicago. We want to showcase our beverages with our city's iconic and culturally diverse foods, to be enjoyed by the wide range of people and lifestyles that make up Chicago. And, be an essential part of the total "Chicago Experience". We're a small company with a sense of pride and a belief in all things Chicago. That's what we're all about. — making it local, keeping it local. From the bottling line to your table..."

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