Tag Archives: craft beer

Goose Island: At the Intersection of Tradition and Innovation

Goose Island Beer Company

Founded in 1988 by John Hall, Goose Island has been at the forefront of the craft beer boom in the United States. Starting from scratch at a time when “microbrew” wasn’t part of everyday lexicon, Goose Island started to push the boundaries and challenge the American beer drinker’s palate with hop-forward ales and a contagious passion for expanding the horizons of what defines American beer.

In 1992, Hall created what is arguably the first truly American style of beer since Prohibition: bourbon barrel aged beers.… Read More

The Rise of Craft Beer: Fine Ales to be Offered at Auction

Beer Auction | Samuel Adams Utopias 2007

When a two-bottle lot of 2007 Samuel Adams Utopias goes up for auction on October 30, 2012, Skinner will become the first brick-and-mortar auction house in the US to offer beer at auction. With craft beer on the rise and aging beer a verifiable trend, we are confident that this category will certainly grow.