Rating: 4.00
Location: Chicago
Founded: 1988
Last visited: March 2018

Goose Island currently has three Chicago locations: Fulton Street Brewery, Clybourn Brewhouse, and the Barrel House (where they age their famous Bourbon County Brand Stout), which can be booked for special events. In 2011, Goose Island Beer Company was acquired by Anheuser-Busch, enabling them to expand internationally. They now also have a Philadelphia Brewhouse, and six international brewpubs.

We have visited the original location many times, as well as our favorite Wrigleyville brewpub that is no longer open. Most recently, we were able to sample their beer at a Goose Island Fish Fry Beer Dinner held at Wildfire in Schaumburg, IL.

312 Urban Wheat (3.00) – Clean, easy drinking; very low hop bitterness; not the most imaginative offering.
Sofie Belgian Ale (4.25) – Fruity, complex, smooth and malty.
Old Man Grumpy Pale Ale (3.75) – Hoppy American pale ale; smooth balance between malt and hop bitterness.
Bourbon County Stout (4.50) – Big, powerful, sweet stout; alcohol level is huge, but beer remains very smooth.

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