Goose Island Clybourn

Chicago IL

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A Chicago Fixture

This is where it all started over a quarter century ago when founder John Hall went to Europe, and like so many American brewers, fell in love, pint by pint. Upon his return he got serious about beer and the eventual results became Chicago classics like 312 and Honker’s.

The Clybourn brewpub is home to the first-ever Bourbon County Stout and the barrel-aging process, which Goose pretty much pioneered. The first BCS hit in 2004, to be followed by the wine barreled “sisters,” like Matilda and Sophie. The brewpub has rich, flavorful food made to pair with their many sophisticated beers and is the perfect place to soak up Chicago craft beer history. If you're feeling adventurous, you can now tour their production facility and taproom on Fulton St, and maybe even get a peek at the massive barrel warehouse that Clybourn gave birth to all those years ago.

Ken Hunnemeder of Goose Island Beer Co.

Ken Hunnemeder is one of the drinking duo behind Hopcast, a great musician, and Goose Island’s resident storyteller — producing funny, smart, often romantic and beautiful stories for Goose through the medium of film. So if you’re waiting in line, or need to take your mind off things, then here’s your escape.

Insider Tip

Ken Hunnemeder

You’re probably familiar with Goose's world-famous Bourbon County Stout, and have perhaps even had occasion to drink it. But take a deeper dive to get to know one of the biggest whales in beer by watching Grit & Grain, a documentary for which Good Beer Hunting's Michael Kiser served as Creative Director.

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