Une Annee Brewery
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An Independent Craft Brewery, was born, in 2013, on the near west side of Chicago, with the quest of making fine Belgian inspired ales for all beer lovers.
Founded by architect, former Marine, and Chicago native, Jerry Nelson, the brewery has since become a family operation when Jerry’s brother, Dave joined in. We are fortunate to have a fabulous team of dedicated brewery professionals to work with every day.
What does it mean? Did we mention Jerry did an architecture abroad program in Versaille, France. Une Année, meaning “One Year” in French, began with a seasonal rotation of annual Belgian beers, which have since become weekly and bi-weekly releases. Our first offering, “Maya”, was made for the adults at Jerry’s daughter’s first birthday party.
Une Année has expanded it’s offerings over the years with an emphasis on fruited and unfruited American Wild Ales (read: Sour Beers) and Barrel Aged Stouts. In 2017, the brewery moved to neighboring Chicago suburb, Niles, IL, and expanded to include a taproom. The new brewery allows everyone to get home more frequently for quality time with the kids. The working brewery in the background lends a hand to creating a laid back atmosphere where you can sit back and enjoy some of your favorite craft beers on tap. We have moved, with a bigger taproom space and kitchen. Still in Niles, but across the street from Chicago