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Old 06-10-2010, 02:09 AM   #1
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Well this Saturday I'm going to be having lunch and beers at one of the Goose Island brewpubs. http://www.gooseisland.com/pages/clybourn_brewpub/65.php

Anything I should definitely try? I've only had the honkers ale and and IPA whose name I don't remember. I know I'll try the Smoked Goose. I've never had a smokey beer before. Other than that I'll just kinda play it by ear unless you recommend something I have to try.

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Bourbon County Stout. Unbelievably unctuous.

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Old 06-10-2010, 03:10 AM   #3
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I also love the Matilda - if you like Belgians.

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Old 06-10-2010, 03:27 AM   #4
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They have been doing A LOT of belgians lately, I've heard Matilda and Sophie are worth trying. I think they have a couple at the brewpub that aren't so widely available that would be worth a try too. Have fun

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If they have the coffee bourbon stout on tap you should try that, its even better than the original bourbon stout.

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I hated Matilda but Bourbon County Stout is one of the best beers I've ever had.

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The Matilda and Sophie are very good IMHO, the Bourbon County stout is Awesome.
I have yet to try Pere Jaques.

Didin't these guys get a big cash infusion from InBev recently? something about distribution rights?

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Every once in a while, they have a one-off, usually cask-conditioned, that is excellent. They always have a couple of cask-conditioned brews available. That's where I usually start.

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The Matilda and Sophie are very good IMHO, the Bourbon County stout is Awesome.
I have yet to try Pere Jaques.

Didin't these guys get a big cash infusion from InBev recently? something about distribution rights?
Widmer owns something like 35% of Goose Island. With that deal, they get the access to the AB/InBev distro network. InBev also owns part of Widmer.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/cgi-bin/news.pl?id=20916
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thanks for the link.

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