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Goose Island Beer Company
(Anheuser-Busch InBev)
Bar/Tasting Room
1800 West Fulton Street
Chicago IL 60612-2512
Telephone: +1 312-226-1119
Toll-Free: +1 800-466-7363
Hours: Thursday-Friday 2:00pm-8:00pm, Saturday noon-6:00pm.
Brewer: Brett Porter
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Notes

Opened: 1995

Annual Production: 130,000 bbl

Contributor: Diane Crawford

Baderbräu and Wolaver's are brewed here, along with the full line of Goose Island draft and bottled beers and soft drinks. The Nut Brown Ale was discontinued in 2010, but it returned in 2012.

Updated: July 16, 2016

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    4.00% abv.
    Awards:
    • Date: January 19, 2008 (#6832)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Beertopia, Omaha NE
      Score: 19 points
      Appearance (3)
      Golden. Slight haze. Low head.
      Aroma (4)
      Fruity hops. Lots of wheat malt.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Light body, smooth. Big sweet wheat malt character. Clean fruity hop flavor with a very low bitterness.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Good clean beer, just a bit sweet.

    • Date: May 12, 1998 (#2782)
      Package: bottled
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Golden, high carbonation, moderate head. Malty aroma, some diacetyl. Medium body, sulfury, sweet.

  • Imperial Stout
    11.50% abv.
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    Coffee Flavored Beer
    13.00% abv.
    • Date: May 29, 2010 (#8236)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Brix, Omaha NE
      Score: 19½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Black. Moderate dense head.
      Aroma (3½)
      Alcohol. Wood. Whisky.
      Mouthfeel (10)
      Thick, malty, roasty. Lots of oak, coconut. Less alcohol in the mouth than in the nose.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Tasty and complex and dangerously smooth.

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    Coffee Flavored Beer
    13.00% abv.
    • Date: April 18, 2013 (#9050)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Hy-Vee Stony Brook, Omaha NE
      Score: 20 points
      Appearance (3)
      Black. Almost no head.
      Aroma (4)
      Big coconut. Mild sweet dark malt, some whisky.
      Mouthfeel (10)
      Thick and chewy, moderate carbonation. Rich malt flavor, nicely roasty, with nice coffee undertones. Mild whisky character grows through the finish. Surprisingly only slightly warming.
      Overall Impression (3)

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    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    13.00% abv.

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    Bourbon County Brand Stout 2008
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    13.00% abv.

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    Bourbon County Brand Stout 2009
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    13.00% abv.

  • Bourbon County Brand Stout 2010
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
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    Bourbon County Brand Stout 2012
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    15.00% abv.

  • Bourbon County Brand Vanilla Stout 2010
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer

  • Christmas Ale
    American-Style Brown Ale
    6.20% abv.
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    Demolition
    Belgian-Style Pale Strong Ale
    8.00% abv.
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  • Endless IPA
    American-Style Pale Ale
    5.00% abv.

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    Fleur
    Herb and Spice Beer
    5.20% abv.

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    Four Star Pils
    American-Style Pilsener
    5.10% abv.

  • Green Line
    American-Style Pale Ale

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    Harvest Ale
    American-Style (Extra Special) Strong Bitter
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  • Honker's Ale
    Classic English-Style Pale Ale
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    Imperial IPA
    Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    9.00% abv.

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    India Pale Ale
    English-Style India Pale Ale
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    King Henry Barleywine Ale
    Barley Wine-Style Ale
    13.40% abv.

  • Lolita
    Garden (Fruit) Beer
    9.00% abv.
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    Matilda 2007
    Other Belgian-Style Ale
    7.00% abv.

  • Matilda 2011
    Other Belgian-Style Ale

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    Matilda Lambicus
    Other Belgian-Style Sour Ale
    7.00% abv.

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    Mild Winter
    Brown Porter
    5.60% abv.

  • Naughty Goose
    American-Style Brown Ale
    5.20% abv.

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    Night Stalker Imperial Stout
    Imperial Stout
    11.70% abv.

  • Nut Brown Ale (formerly Hex Nut Brown)
    American-Style Brown Ale
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    Oatmeal Stout (discontinued)
    Oatmeal Stout

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    Oktoberfest
    American-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest
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    Pepe Nero
    Herb and Spice Beer
    6.00% abv.

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    Pere Jacques 2005
    Belgian-Style Dubbel
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  • Pere Jacques 2011
    Belgian-Style Dubbel
    8.00% abv.

  • Pils
    Bohemian-Style Pilsener

  • Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout 2010
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    13.00% abv.

  • Red Woody
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Beer
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  • Schwarzbier
    German-Style Schwarzbier
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    Sofie 2009
    Belgian-Style Pale Ale
    6.50% abv.

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    Sofie 2010
    Belgian-Style Pale Ale
    6.50% abv.
    Awards:

  • Sofie 2011
    Belgian-Style Pale Ale

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    Summertime Kölsch
    German-Style Kölsch/Köln-Style Kölsch

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    Ten Hills Pale Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale
    6.20% abv.