The Return of Bourbon County Rare

Friday the 13th has always been a special day for the Goose Island Beer Company. The original brewpub on Clybourn and the Fulton Street production brewery both opened on that day. If the city’s site inspectors hadn’t ruined the groove with last minute, ‘mandatory flame retardant ceiling’ needed, the taproom …

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Black Friday in October

Goose Island’s Four Star Pils was the reception beer as we entered the largest warehouse for barrel aged beer that Chicago has ever seen. We are talking over 120,000 square feet dedicated to bringing you the one of the most important beers in American history – Goose Island Bourbon County …

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Pitchfork Music Festival 10th Anniversary

  The annual Pitchfork Music Fest is the only local, 3 days summer bash to feature beers made in the neighborhood that it resides. Goose Island’s production facility on the Near West Side is just three blocks from Union Park. At least one of those beers went on to become …

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All The BCBS

Chef Meets Brewer It’s Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Season! By now you probably know the story. Legend has it that this beer was disqualified back in 1992 from the Great American Beer Festival because at the time they didn’t have a bourbon barrel aged beer category. Fast forward 20+ …

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Pitchfork

  Pitchfork is probably the summer music fest we look forward to the most every year. The 3 day, internationally recognized event run by Pitchfork Media invites over 40 bands and 50,000 attendees to Union Park on the Near West Side every July. Goose Island for the second year in …

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