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Goose Island Beer Company

Goose Island Beer Company

1800 West Fulton St
Chicago, IL, 60612
United States

312-226-1119

Year Established: 1988

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When the first Goose Island Brewpub opened its doors in 1988, domestic, mass-produced beer was deeply ingrained in Midwestern culture. The craft beer industry was still in its infancy, with only a handful of brewpubs in existence in the Midwest. In his travels across Europe, beer-lover John Hall had enjoyed a distinctive local brew in each region he visited. Hall was convinced that Midwesterners could produce beers as good or better than those he’d tasted in his travels. Living on the shore of the largest system of fresh water on the planet Earth, in a city with rapidly evolving tastes – John decided that his hometown, Chicago, would be the ideal place to do just that. The key to building interest in craft beer, Hall decided, was to allow consumers to watch the brewing process – while providing them with the then-novel experience of enjoying a wide variety of distinctive beers that had been produced on-site. Hall wanted to not only cater to his customers’ tastes, but to challenge them as well. Goose Island’s brewers set to work crafting a diverse selection of unique beers – and on Friday, May 13, 1988 the Goose Island Brewpub was born. It turned out that John was right; Chicagoans palates evolved rapidly once Goose Island’s Brewpub opened its doors and introduced the city to distinctive craft beer. By 1995, the brewpub had become so popular that John Hall and his son Greg, who had by then become Goose Island’s brewmaster, decided to open a larger brewery and bottling plant to keep up with demand. Finding still more room for growth, in 1999 the father-son team opened a second Goose Island Brewpub just a stone’s throw away from historic Wrigley Field. Today, Goose Island continues to brew an innovative selection of over 50 craft beers at the brewpub, the best of which are then bottled at our Fulton Street brewery. Goose Island also produces a small selection of craft sodas. Goose Island beers are now enjoyed in 18 states and the Europe.

ID: 897 Last updated 3 days ago Added to database 20 years ago

Quick Stats

160

Beers

903

Reviews

0

Likes
Most Drunk: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout [3]
Highest Rated: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout [4.320]
Most Reviewed: Goose Island Honkers Ale [89]

Beers

Beer | Style | ABV Score
Bourbon County Special #4 Oatmeal stout 2020
Oatmeal Stout| 13.1 %
3.300 (1)
Clark Street Pale Ale
American Pale Ale| -
-
Goose Island 17 Year ESB
Extra Special Bitter| 6 %
-
Goose Island 1800 Demolition Ale
Belgian Strong Ale| 7.8 %
3.412 (21)
Goose Island 25th Anniversary Ale
Extra Special Bitter| 6.4 %
3.290 (7)
Goose Island 312 Urban Pale Ale
American Pale Ale| 5.4 %
3.290 (7)
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat
American Wheat| 4.2 %
3.204 (46)
Goose Island Adoration Pale Ale
American Pale Ale| 5.6 %
3.125 (1)
Goose Island Alt Bier
Altbier| 4.6 %
-
Goose Island American ESB
Extra Special Bitter| 5.8 %
3.300 (1)
Goose Island Anniversary Ale
Extra Special Bitter| 5.5 %
3.225 (1)
Goose Island Atlanta United FC Ale
IPA| 5.8 %
2.900 (1)
Goose Island Autumn Ale
Strong Ale| 7.1 %
3.025 (1)
Goose Island Aviator Doppelbock
Doppelbock| 7.5 %
3.250 (1)
Goose Island Backyard Rye Bourbon County Stout
Imperial Stout| 12.7 %
3.580 (2)
Goose Island Baderbrau Lager
Vienna / Amber Lager| 4.4 %
-
Goose Island Baderbrau Pilsner
Light / Lite Lager| 4.2 %
-
Goose Island Batch 2000 Barleywine
American Barleywine| 11.7 %
-
Goose Island Bayou Bitter
Bitter| 4.4 %
-
Goose Island Belgian Style Sour Brown Ale
Flanders Oude Bruin| 7 %
-
Goose Island Big John
Imperial Stout| 11.5 %
3.700 (5)
Goose Island Bitter Cold
Bitter| 4.2 %
3.175 (1)
Goose Island Black Cat Coffee Stout
Coffee Stout| 5.6 %
-
Goose Island Black Mission
Abbey Tripel| 7.8 %
3.200 (1)
Goose Island Blonde Ale
Blonde Ale| 4.7 %
2.945 (6)
Goose Island Bock
Bock| 6.2 %
-
Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine
American Barleywine| 12.1 %
3.714 (4)
Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Mon Cheri Stout
Imperial Stout| 14.1 %
-
Goose Island Bourbon County Coffee Stout
Imperial Stout| 13 %
4.009 (8)
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
Imperial Stout| 14.5 %
4.320 (76)
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Café de Olla
Imperial Stout| 13.5 %
3.325 (1)
Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Northwoods
Imperial Stout| 13.2 %
3.350 (1)
Goose Island Bourbon County Vanilla Stout
Imperial Stout| 13 %
3.867 (6)
Goose Island Bourbon Imperial Brown Goose
Strong Ale| 11 %
-
Goose Island Bourbon Naughty Goose
Brown Ale| -
-
Goose Island Bramble Rye Bourbon County Stout
Imperial Stout| 12.8 %
3.857 (4)
Goose Island Brasserie Noir
Imperial Stout| 11.8 %
3.425 (1)
Goose Island Casimir
Smoked Ale| 5.6 %
3.375 (1)
Goose Island Celebration Red Ale
Irish Ale| 5.8 %
-
Goose Island Ceres Wheat
American Wheat| 4.1 %
-
Goose Island Cherry Rye Bourbon County Stout
Imperial Stout| 13.9 %
3.600 (2)
Goose Island Christmas Ale
Old Ale| 5.6 %
3.432 (35)
Goose Island Christmas Ale 2009
Spiced Beer| 8 %
3.380 (2)
Goose Island Christmas IPA
IPA| 7.5 %
3.075 (1)
Goose Island Coffee Imperial Stout
Imperial Stout| 8 %
3.325 (1)
Goose Island Cooper Project No. 1
Scottish Ale| 8.7 %
3.150 (1)
Goose Island Dead Goat Porter
Porter| 5.2 %
-
Goose Island Demolition Ale
Belgian Ale| 7.2 %
3.317 (3)
Goose Island Dominique
Wild Ale| 8.5 %
3.400 (2)
Goose Island Doppelweiss
Weizenbock| 8 %
-
Goose Island Dorset Bitter
Extra Special Bitter| 4.6 %
-
Goose Island Dortmunder
Helles / Dortmunder| 5.3 %
3.300 (1)
Goose Island Double Red Ale
Strong Ale| 7.6 %
-
Goose Island Dry Hopped Blonde Ale
Blonde Ale| 4 %
-
Goose Island Dublin Stout
Dry Stout| 3.6 %
-
Goose Island Dunkel Munich Lager
Dunkel / Dark Lager| 5 %
-
Goose Island Dunkelweizenbock
Dunkel Weizen| 7.7 %
3.267 (3)
Goose Island Endless IPA
IPA| 5 %
3.143 (4)
Goose Island English Malt Porter
Porter| 4.8 %
-
Goose Island EpidurAle
American Barleywine| 10 %
-
Goose Island Festivity Ale
Spiced Beer| 7.7 %
3.200 (2)
Goose Island Fleur
Belgian Ale| 7 %
3.620 (7)
Goose Island Four Star Pils
Bohemian / Czech Pilsener| 5.1 %
3.125 (1)
Goose Island Fulton Street Blend
Blonde Ale| 5.5 %
3.220 (2)
Goose Island Gillian
Saison| 9.5 %
-
Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale
American Pale Ale| 5 %
3.370 (7)
Goose Island Halia
Wild Ale| 7.5 %
3.300 (1)
Goose Island Harvest Ale
Extra Special Bitter| 5.7 %
3.569 (13)
Goose Island Hefeweizen
Hefeweizen| 4.5 %
-
Goose Island Hex Nut Brown Ale
Brown Ale| 5.2 %
3.473 (31)
Goose Island Honest Stout
Stout| 4.8 %
3.200 (1)
Goose Island Honkers Ale
Extra Special Bitter| 5 %
3.400 (89)
Goose Island Hopscotch Ale
American Pale Ale| 4.5 %
-
Goose Island Horizon IPA
IPA| 6.8 %
-
Goose Island Icarus
Belgian Strong Ale| 8.9 %
-
Goose Island Imperial Brown Goose
Strong Ale| 9 %
3.482 (8)
Goose Island Imperial IPA
Imperial IPA| 9 %
3.830 (17)
Goose Island Imperial SmokED Brown Goose
Smoked Ale| 9.2 %
-
Goose Island IPA
IPA| 5.9 %
3.639 (71)
Goose Island John the Younger
Bitter| 4.6 %
-
Goose Island Jubilation Ale
Flanders Red| -
-
Goose Island Juliet
Wild Ale| 6.7 %
3.643 (4)
Goose Island Kilgubbin Red Ale
Irish Ale| 5.2 %
3.322 (20)
Goose Island King Henry
English Barleywine| 13.4 %
3.667 (3)
Goose Island Kriek
Fruit Lambic| 5.3 %
-
Goose Island La Deuxieme
Belgian Strong Ale| 7.6 %
-
Goose Island Lincoln Park Lager
Vienna / Amber Lager| 5 %
3.200 (1)
Goose Island Liquid Inspiration Stout
Stout| 5.9 %
3.150 (1)
Goose Island Little Risk Session Stout
Reduced Alcohol| 2.6 %
2.975 (1)
Goose Island Lolita
Wild Ale| 7 %
3.884 (9)
Goose Island Madame Rose
Flanders Oude Bruin| 6.5 %
3.620 (7)
Goose Island Maibock
Bock| 6.1 %
-
Goose Island Marisol
Belgian Ale| 6.1 %
3.180 (2)
Goose Island Matilda
Belgian Ale| 6.7 %
3.740 (45)
Goose Island Midway IPA
IPA| 6.6 %
3.100 (2)
Goose Island Midway ISA
IPA| 4.6 %
2.975 (1)
Goose Island Mild Winter
Mild Ale| 5.6 %
3.294 (13)
Goose Island Naughty Goose
Brown Ale| 5.2 %
3.243 (4)
Goose Island Next Coast IPA
IPA| 7.2 %
3.263 (5)
Goose Island Night Stalker
Imperial Stout| 11.7 %
3.892 (9)
Goose Island Nut Brown Ale
Brown Ale| 5.2 %
3.367 (3)
Goose Island Oatmeal Stout
Oatmeal Stout| 5 %
3.571 (28)
Goose Island October Red
Irish Ale| 5 %
-
Goose Island Oktoberfest
Marzen / Oktoberfest| 5.4 %
3.505 (17)
Goose Island Old Aberration
American Barleywine| 9.2 %
3.275 (1)
Goose Island Old Clybourn Porter
Porter| 5.5 %
-
Goose Island Ordinary Bitter
Bitter| 4 %
-
Goose Island Pale Ale
American Pale Ale| 5.6 %
-
Goose Island Pepe Nero
Saison| 6 %
3.508 (21)
Goose Island Pere Jacques
Belgian Strong Ale| 9 %
3.629 (38)
Goose Island Pils
Bohemian / Czech Pilsener| 5 %
3.150 (5)
Goose Island Pivo
Bohemian / Czech Pilsener| 5.1 %
-
Goose Island PMD Mild Ale
Mild Ale| 3.8 %
-
Goose Island Progress Pale Ale
English Pale Ale| 5.7 %
-
Goose Island Queen-OA
Fruit Beer| 6.1 %
3.075 (1)
Goose Island Rambler IPA
IPA| 6.7 %
3.380 (7)
Goose Island Rare Bourbon County Stout
Imperial Stout| 13 %
4.045 (6)
Goose Island Rasselbock
Bock| 6.8 %
3.000 (1)
Goose Island Red Felt Ale
Amber Ale| 4.5 %
3.075 (1)
Goose Island Robert Burns Scottish Ale
Scottish Ale| 7.2 %
-
Goose Island Roggenbock
Bock| 6.3 %
-
Goose Island Rotweizen
Hefeweizen| 5.8 %
-
Goose Island Russian Imperial Stout
Imperial Stout| 9 %
-
Goose Island Rye Pale Ale
American Pale Ale| 5.3 %
-
Goose Island Rye Stout
Stout| 5 %
-
Goose Island Ryno 23
American Pale Ale| -
-
Goose Island Sahti
Ale| 5.6 %
3.200 (1)
Goose Island Saison
Saison| 6 %
-
Goose Island Schwarzbier
Schwarzbier| -
-
Goose Island Second Hand Smoked
Rauchbier| 3.9 %
-
Goose Island Sixth Day
Brown Ale| 8.5 %
3.240 (2)
Goose Island Smoked Porter
Smoked Ale| 5 %
-
Goose Island Smoked Weizenbock
Smoked Ale| -
3.175 (1)
Goose Island Sofie
Saison| 6.5 %
3.810 (26)
Goose Island Sofie Paradisi
Saison| 6.7 %
3.260 (2)
Goose Island Special Best Bitter
Extra Special Bitter| 5.2 %
-
Goose Island Special Brown Ale
Brown Ale| 6 %
-
Goose Island Special Pale Ale
American Pale Ale| 6.2 %
-
Goose Island Sticke Alt
Altbier| 4.8 %
-
Goose Island Summer Ale
IPA| 5 %
3.100 (1)
Goose Island Summer Hours
Pale Lager| 4.5 %
3.075 (1)
Goose Island Summers Best Bitter
Extra Special Bitter| 5.5 %
3.050 (1)
Goose Island Summertime Kolsch
Kölsch| 5 %
3.230 (34)
Goose Island Ten Hills Pale Ale
American Pale Ale| 6.2 %
3.558 (9)
Goose Island The Illinois
Imperial IPA| 9 %
3.550 (5)
Goose Island The Muddy
Imperial Stout| 9 %
3.400 (2)
Goose Island The Ogden
Abbey Tripel| 9 %
3.160 (2)
Goose Island Trippel
Abbey Tripel| 9 %
-
Goose Island Willies Small Beer
Brown Ale| 4.5 %
-
Goose Island Willow St. Wheat
American Wheat| 5.7 %
-
Goose Island Winter Ale
Brown Ale| 5.3 %
3.140 (2)
Goose Island Winter Lager
Bock| 6.2 %
-
Goose Island XXX Porter
Porter| 6.2 %
-
Lamar St. Golden Ale
Blonde Ale| -
3.050 (1)
Lamar St. Pale Ale
American Pale Ale| -
2.917 (9)
Stockyard Oatmeal Stout
Oatmeal Stout| -
3.522 (20)
Trinity Red Ale
Irish Ale| -
3.254 (10)
Wild Boar Amber Ale
Amber Ale| -
2.550 (3)
Wild Boar Pale Ale
American Pale Ale| -
2.520 (2)
Wild Boar Pilsner
Bohemian / Czech Pilsener| -
2.767 (3)

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