September Beer Club: Iowa

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Hazelnut Stout
Waunakee, Wisconsin

Imperial Stout brewed with cacao nibs, hazelnut and milk sugar. Dark brown with hazelnut aroma, with hint of bakers chocolate and vanilla notes. Thick, creamy mouthfeel. Smooth and sweet stout.

BeerStyles: Dark & Roasty
Style: Stout – Imperial / Double Milk
ABV: 10.7% alcohol / volume
Collaboration with Mikerphone Brewing


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Barrel Aged Hazelnut Imperial Stout
Waunakee, Wisconsin

Barrel Aged Imperial Stout brewed with cacao nibs, hazelnut and milk sugar. Pours dark brown, nose is pure hazelnut with hints of sweet barrel notes, bourbon, oak and coconut. Hazelnut is sharpest flavor. Full-body mouthfeel, heavy and sticky, think of Nutella. 

BeerStyles: Dark & Roasty
Style: Stout – Imperial / Double Milk
ABV: 13% alcohol / volume
Collaboration with Mikerphone Brewing | Artwork by Eric Thomas Wolever


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Black & Blue Chocolate Chip Pancake Stout
Waunakee, Wisconsin

Imperial Stout with blackberry and blueberry puree, cacao nibs, maple syrup and milk sugar. Nice carbonation, thick, creamy tan head. Medium-body, with slight/dry finish, very nice sipper.

BeerStyles: Dark & Roasty
Style: Stout – Imperial / Pastry
ABV: 9% alcohol / volume
Artwork by Raeyn Smith

ABOUT THE BREWERY:
Untitled Art collaborates with different artists, friends, and breweries all around the world to produce drink concepts and styles that showcase their diverse work. From Sparkling Water to Craft Beer, every can or bottle is wrapped in artwork specifically made for that drink to create something you will love. Learn more about their story here.


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September Beer Club: Iowa

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Tripel
Niles, Illinois

The Tripel is often considered the most approachable of Belgian Ales. Having an exuberant flaxen hue, with a medium body, big fruit flavors, moderate spice and hints of American hops poking through.

BeerStyles: Fruity & Spicy
Style: Tripel
ABV: 8.7% alcohol / volume


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Le Seul XXVI
Niles, Illinois

This is an American Wild Ale with Boysenberries. Violet light pour, with light white lacing around the rim. Very light aroma. Slightly tart with a dry finish. The juicy berries are nicely balanced, but not too sweet. Lightly carbonated mouthfeel with a clean crisp finish.

BeerStyles: Sour
Style: Wild Ale
ABV:
6.5% alcohol / volume


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Chocolate & Blackberry Pot De Crème
Niles, Illinois

This Imperial Stout pours dark brown, almost black in color. The nose and taste are similar – malty, with flavors of sweet blackberries and smooth, dark chocolate. Showcasing a rich and full bodied mouthfeel.

BeerStyles: Dark
Style: American Imperial Stout
ABV: 12% alcohol / volume


ABOUT THE BREWERY:

UNE ANNÉE

An Independent Craft Brewery, born in 2013 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. The name was inspired by Jerry’s architecture abroad program in Versailles, 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. 

Une Année has expanded its 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. 

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Photo by Hubbard’s Cave: Une Année and Hubbard’s Cave Brewery

HUBBARD’S CAVE

In 2015, Hubbard’s Cave was developed as an alternative to Une Année’s Belgian Style Ales. Producing American Style ales, primarily imperial stouts and Hubbard’s Cave signature Fresh IIPAs, Hubbard’s Cave is a refreshing addition to the Une Année Family. Named after the Chicago Hubbard Street traffic tunnel on Interstate 90/94, next to where the brewery was born, Hubbard’s Cave has quickly grown to produce some of their most popular offerings.

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