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.