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CANCELED: Goose Island at Rattle N Hum

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Chicago Goose Island Brewery

Date: Tuesday, January 12th
Location: Rattle N Hum, New York City, NY – map
Click here for official site

Via @rattlenhum twitter: Goose Island Event will be cancelled 2 night, Budweiser dristribution is the reason, no beer – no event (idiots) sorry to everyone

Rattle N Hum welcomes Chicago’s Goose Island Brewery tonight to take over their lines and pour their fine beers. (Note, meet the brewer will take place on January 13th with Goose Island brewmaster Greg Hall.)

The Beers:
Mado Imperial Wit
Winter Wit
Queen B
Snow Wit
2nd City Wit
Marie Louise
Smoked Dunkelweizenbock
Franken Porter
Pere Jacques
Bourbon County Stout
Imperial IPA
312 Wheat

When the first Goose Island Brewpub opened its doors in 1988, domestic, mass-produced beer was deeply ingrained in Midwestern culture. The craft beer industry was still in its infancy, with only a handful of brewpubs in existence in the Midwest. In his travels across Europe, beer-lover John Hall had enjoyed a distinctive local brew in each region he visited. Hall was convinced that Midwesterners could produce beers as good or better than those he’d tasted in his travels. Living on the shore of the largest system of fresh water on the planet Earth, in a city with rapidly evolving tastes – John decided that his hometown, Chicago, would be the ideal place to do just that.

The key to building interest in craft beer, Hall decided, was to allow consumers to watch the brewing process – while providing them with the then-novel experience of enjoying a wide variety of distinctive beers that had been produced on-site. Hall wanted to not only cater to his customers’ tastes, but to challenge them as well. Goose Island’s brewers set to work crafting a diverse selection of unique beers – and on Friday, May 13, 1988 the Goose Island Brewpub was born.

It turned out that John was right; Chicagoans palates evolved rapidly once Goose Island’s Brewpub opened its doors and introduced the city to distinctive craft beer. By 1995, the brewpub had become so popular that John Hall and his son Greg, who had by then become Goose Island’s brewmaster, decided to open a larger brewery and bottling plant to keep up with demand. Finding still more room for growth, in 1999 the father-son team opened a second Goose Island Brewpub just a stone’s throw away from historic Wrigley Field.

Today, Goose Island continues to brew an innovative selection of over 50 craft beers at the brewpub, the best of which are then bottled at our Fulton Street brewery. Goose Island also produces a small selection of craft sodas. The company currently ships its beers to 15 states and the U.K.

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