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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

Fine Ales at Auction: A Guide to Aged Beer

Similar to wine, the vast majority of beer – even craft beer – is meant to be drunk very soon after production. However, many high-alcohol beers, barrel aged beers and beers that undergo a secondary, in-bottle fermentation are thought to be the ideal candidates for ageing.