HopCast Episode 223

Episode 223: Une Année Less is More & Maya

We love seeing all the new breweries popping up in Chicago. The only thing better is getting a chance to sample some of their tasty offerings. In episode 223 of the Hop Cast, Ken Hunnemeder and Brad Chmielewski crack open a couple bottles from Une Année. Une Année is a Chicago Brewery focused on making good beer with an emphasis on Belgian and French styles. If you’re outside of Chicago, sorry but it might be hard to find anything that brewers Jerry Nelson & Dustin Zimmerman are putting out. We were lucky enough to get a couple bottles from them. First up is the Less is More, a 4.6 % ABV Saison / Farmhouse Ale. It’s definitely light and refreshing and at 4.6% ABV, how could you not want another? Next Ken and Brad open Maya, a 7.6 & ABV Belgian IPA. This one was also great! If this is a sign of what Une Année will be bringing to the Chicago beer scene, then it’s likely you’ll be seeing everyone wanting a taste.

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  • ATL Chief

    Hey guys – Love what you’re doing! Have watched all the episodes you’ve posted on iTunes. Quick comment: episodes 222 & 223 have no sound on the iTunes version.

  • http://www.digitalhitchhiker.com Brad Chmielewski

    Thanks for letting me know. I re-uploaded the episodes but if iTunes already downloaded it you’d need to delete it so it would try and re-download.

  • ATL Chief

    It’s working now, thanks! Btw, y’all should make a road trip down to Atlanta. Our craft beer scene is making some strides. Old hats like Terrapin and Sweetwater are still doing their thing, and Red Brick has been improving several of their recipes – but there are also several good new comers, like: Red Hare, Jailhouse, Wild Heaven, and Monday Night Brewers. Y’all really need to try Wild Heaven’s imperial brown: “Ode To Mercy”. It’s an outstanding complex brown ale. Best brown I’ve tried to date.
    Keep up the good work guys!