A Summer Afternoon On Goose Island

Belgian Fest really is the quintessential Sunday afternoon beer festival. It’s loud, action packed and boisterous.  The vibe is good, and there are no crazy lines crazy lines for beer. The taplist was an assortment of the unique one-off beers that Goose Island does better than any crew in town. …

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Volume 3: Black Mission

  Not many times do I get to highlight a beer that was inspired by a dessert. In the case of Black Mission – Installment 3 in the Goose Island Fulton & Wood Series, the crew started their recipe based on the Fig Newton. Patrick, Tim & Gopal have created …

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A Firkin Good Time: Night of the Living Ales

There are very few occurrences that could actually persuade me to travel to Wrigleyville; perhaps the occasional Cubs game with out-of-town guests or watching a friend perform on the stage at iO. But I rarely make it to this northeast neighborhood of Chicago since its reputation as a frat boy …

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