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In Chicago's first craft brewery, founder John Hall created a beer that inspires brewers still today:
Goose Island IPA.
Whether aging beer in barrels or adding fruit ingredients, the brewers at Goose Island keep pioneering in
From IPAs to English-style ales, saisons to barrel-aged hits, Goose Island’s diverse beers are unified by
one thing: quality.
Great breweries start with a clear vision. Founder John Hall’s was to bring the best of European beer
styles to Chicago. Since its modest beginnings in a brewpub in 1988, Goose Island went on to make some
of America’s greatest beer, including Goose IPA that won medals not just once, but six times at the
Great American Beer Festival.
Like Chicago itself, Goose Island has a hard-working, pioneering ethos that led to several craft
innovations. Whether it’s their fresh ingredients, ranging from coffee to raspberries, or brewing
breakthroughs, such as aging beer for months in bourbon and wine barrels, Goose Island is constantly
Goose Island is home to a full range of modern craft beer. From classic styles like Goose IPA to
innovative beers like Juliet, aged with fresh blackberries, there’s a beer for everyone and every
occasion. Try pairing Matilda and Sofie with food, or Honkers Ale and 312 Urban Wheat Ale when relaxing
Explore our diverse range of Goose Island beers. A suggestion: kick off with an
IPA and a Honkers Ale, and grab a Matilda or Sofie for the dinner table.