Just after releasing their new "sustainable" beer, Green Line Pale Ale, Chicago's very own Goose Island Brewery announced Wednesday that they are also unveiling six new beers in 2010.
On Wednesday, Goose Island announced that 2010 would bring new six beers and two re-releases, "setting a record for new products in one year," Time Out reports.
Beer lovers can look forward to a new version of their Bourbon County Brand Stout in March. The beer is aged in bourbon barrels and incorporates another Chicago company--Intelligentsia--by adding an infusion of their Black Cat espresso.
Goose fans can expect light and fruity additions this summer, including Madame Rose (made with tart Belgian cherries) and Lolita (made with raspberries).
Also coming soon? Bourbon County Vanilla Stout, Rare Bourbon County Stout (to be aged in 25-year-old Pappy Van Winkle bourbon barrels), Night Stalker and a re-release of the dangerous Demolition.
The brewery has also been working toward a more sustainable beer-brewing model--using local farms for fruit infusions and taking many steps to making Green Line as "green" as possible. Time Out reports:
In order to go green, Goose Island traced a 312 keg's carbon footprint, and with that information, they implemented a slew of green initiatives timed with the debut of Green Line, including investing in a new grain mill; investing in local hops (for now, the beer uses northwest coast hops); reducing natural gas usage in the brewery; and reducing the amount of energy and malt-use.
While it remains to be seen how these beers will sell, Goose Island continues to grow in popularity. Last we checked, the brewery was the 23rd largest beer producer.