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This unforgettable ale actually has its origins in an annual Goose Island brewing competition, whereby employees from throughout the company get a chance to dream up exciting, one-off beers to be brewed alongside the usual Goose classics. Out of several entries, only four winning recipes are selected to be brewed and offered in limited release as part of the brewery’s Fulton & Wood series.
This limited-edition all grain recipe kit was been designed by Tim Faith, R&D development brewer at Goose Island as an homage to the Fulton & Wood beer A Real Nice Surprise. The kit includes all the malts weighed out, Northern Brewer hop pellets, lactose and priming sugar, and two sachets of Safale S-04 yeast. See the PDF below for full details.
Beer Kit Yield: 5 Gallons (18.9L)Click here for instructions for the Goose Island Sweet Porter All Grain Recipe KitRegional Style: USAOriginal Gravity: 1079Total Time to Make: 8 weeks
Northern Brewer have partnered with Goose Island's R&D development brewer Tim Faith to create this limited edition sweet porter all-grain recipe, as an homage to their special seasonal beer A Real Nice Surprise.
This indulgent porter boasts notes of milk chocolate, nutmeg, and a toasty malt backbone, all finished with the trademark Goose Island barrel-aged flavour... without the need for a barrel or bags of time.
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.