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uglygoat 11-16-2006 11:41 PM

goose island.
i can get this beer for 5.99 a six pack. i love the stout and brown ale. the pale/bitter and ipa leave a little to be desired, but they have a good flavor going with the dark/roasted malts.


debtman7 11-17-2006 03:13 PM

I like the oatmeal stout, not exceptional but pretty good for the price. Around here they run $6.99. Honker's ale is pretty good to. They're local to my region but we don't get a lot of variety of their beers, usually all I can find is the honker's ale and oatmeal stout. If you see there bourbon county stout, get some of that, good stuff.

uwmgdman 11-17-2006 05:27 PM

I recommend their Oktoberfest.........one of my favorites actually

todd_k 11-17-2006 05:29 PM

Gotta disagree on the IPA, I think that is their best beer. I do not like the Wheat. The Honkers is good.

Chris_K 11-17-2006 06:39 PM

I live within 10 minutes of the brewery, and for some reason I can't buy it for $5.99 for a six pack.

Good stuff, I like the 312 Hef and the Honkers Ale.

Cheesefood 11-17-2006 07:28 PM

I like the 312 and the summertime kolsch, but I can't say that I dislike any of them. The cask-conditioned ales they sell at the brewery are awesome. They have special brews that you can't get anywhere else.

DG Paul 11-18-2006 03:25 AM

My favorite is the Kilgubbin Red Ale, but I also like 312, Honkers, and their Oktoberfest.

Phan71 11-20-2006 01:35 PM

Yeah, it's too bad the home town beer in Chicago costs so much to get here.

There's a place in Evanston on Green Bay Road that USED to sell a six pack for $5.99. I used to stop in there all the time. I guess the guy got wise to what other places around Chicago charge, and he upped it to $6.99. Still a decent price for the area.

If you shop at Trader Joe's, they have a number of beers that are re-branded Goose Island beers, and they sell for $4.99. An example is the Stockyard Oatmeal Stout. It says it's brewed by Stockyard Brewing in Chicago, IL 60612. There are some others, just look to see where it was brewed. Basically, if it says the brewery is located in Chicago, IL 60612, it's really a Goose Island beer.

If you're from out of town and ever come to Chicago, their brewpub on Clybourn is a must. As others have said, they always have smaller batch beers that you can't get anywhere else. Plus, the food there is good!

Rhoobarb 11-20-2006 09:01 PM

If you get out of Cook County you can sometimes find a sixer for $5.99, but it seems $6.99 is the going rate. Still, not a bad price. My favorites are the Oktoberfest (especially on tap), Winter Ale, Kilgubbin Red and IPA.

Places like Binny's and Sam's carry the specialty 4-packs. Try the Demolition in this line! Yummy stuff.

Phan71 11-20-2006 10:30 PM

Yeah, I forgot about the specialty four packs. They just came out with the Bourbon County Stout. I loved that last year, but this year it's $20 for a four pack. Yikes!! It was really good, but I don't think I would spend that much for it.

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