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Fulton & Wood with Goose Island Brewmaster Jared Jankoski

Fulton & Wood with Goose Island Brewmaster Jared Jankoski

NEAR WEST SIDE, CHICAGO

As it is at any brewery, there's no position more important than Brewmaster. At a brewery as big as Goose Island, the job of Brewmaster comes with even more responsibility and a constant magnifying glass on every decision made. The man making those decisions for Goose today is Jared Jankoski, former Head Brewer at New Glarus, now leading one of the most talented brewing teams in the industry. We sat down with the fourth Goose Island Brewmaster to dig into his past, present responsibilities, why he doesn't always like Goose Island alumni breweries, and even the name of his 'famous' cat.

Brewer Chat: French and Belgian Inspired Beers with Une Année

Brewer Chat: French and Belgian Inspired Beers with Une Année

WEST TOWN, CHICAGO

The Chicago craft beer scene is growing. But you already know this. You can walk into any good craft beer store and you'll be met with more choices than any one person could hope to try (and remember). Among that crowded scene however, there's something that's more difficult to find. A brewery that truly knows its identity and what they want to focus on. Une Année, the product of Jerry Nelson, is one of those breweries. With a determination to "make a few beers, very well", Jerry, along with head brewmaster Dustin Zimmerman, have brought a taste of Belgium to Chicago.

We headed west to the Kinzie Industrial Corridor to check out what's brewing at Une Année. What we found is a small shop operation cranking out some of the finest and most unique Belgian themed brews this city has to offer.