The city of Niles is home to a replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa, a landmark that stands in front of a YMCA in the suburb north of Chicago. Now there’s plans to build a massive brewery with a taproom and restaurant behind the YMCA. Five-year-old Une Annee Brewery plans to relocate to 6343 W. Gross Point Road in Niles. Its current facility, also in Niles, is located in a strip mall behind the iconic Omega Restaurant & Bakery.
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2018 has been an awesome year and we would like to thank the fans of Une Année and Hubbard’s Cave from the bottom of our hearts. . We are happy to announce we have purchased a building on the South end of Niles, a stones throw from the city of Chicago, at 6343 W Gross Point Rd. With this move we will be able to make more beer and have a larger and nicer taproom (with a small kitchen serving smoked BBQ) for people to enjoy for many years to come. We envision this to be our forever home, and to be an anchor in The Village of Niles “Touhy Triangle Entertainment District”. In addition to increasing our core beers, this building will enable us to increase our barrel aged beers dramatically. . Although there is much work to be done, we hope to be open at this location summer 2019. . Read more on the move and some of our interesting back story in the Chicago Tribune (Link in Profile) @uneannee @hubbards_cave #uneannee #hubbardscave #chicagocraftbeer #craftbeer #barrelaged #sourbeer
The space could open as early as the summer. The restaurant would have a small kitchen to prep smoked meats. The Tribune reported that the brewery is part of a plan to develop the area around the tower and YMCA. The Trib chronicled the brewery’s quirky story, one where nothing seemed to go as planned for founder Jerry Nelson. Une Annee specializes in Belgians, sours, and wild ales. The bigger space will allow them to increase production of barrel-aged beer. The entire facility is 27,000 square feet, according to the Tribune.
Reps from Une Annee weren’t immediately reached. Stay tuned for updates.