The John Hall Interview

Just days after their massive Silver Anniversary Party (that featured 60 of their beers!) at the original Brewpub over on Clybourn, I was able to sit down for 20 minutes with a Chicago Legend. John started Goose Island in 1988 based on his world travels and his passion to build …

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Paint It Black

    After the original Black Friday event of 2010, we left thinking it would be hard to ever top that experience. After all it was an event 25 years in the making…then this happened. Black Friday 2012 was even more insane than the previous two combined. A celebration of …

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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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