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WATCH: Massive Bird Flock Swarms Boaters

Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

You don't need to be a birder to appreciate the peacefulness and majesty of this natural phenomenon. A few lucky boaters were recently on the lowe...

Rodrigo y Gabriela Record Sound Opinions Show at Goose Island Barrel Warehouse

Lauren Drell | Posted 10.02.2013 | Chicago
Lauren Drell

Goose Island's barrel-aging warehouse was perhaps the perfect backdrop to uncork those stories the duo holds, and unveil new music; just hours before the internationally-acclaimed musicians took the stage at the Chicago Theatre on July 24.

PHOTOS: Breweries To Visit Now

Departures Magazine | Posted 04.08.2013 | Travel
Departures Magazine

Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, New York, and TV giant HBO are poised to generate a hit with the March release of Iron Throne.

Chicago Brews Win Big at Beer Fest

Posted 10.15.2012 | Chicago

Raise a pint for Chicago-area breweries. Six of Chicagoland's artisans of ale medaled in the 2012 Great American Beer Festival in Denver, which wrappe...

Former Goose Island Brewmaster Takes On Hard Cider

Time Out Chicago | Posted 01.14.2012 | Chicago

First things first: You might want to take off your shoes. Pressing cider by hand involves no small amount of exertion, and things are going to get a ...

Weekend Plans: Dragsters, Pigs And Mazes

Posted 11.09.2011 | Chicago

As happy as Chicago may be to find a break in the sweltering heat this week, seasoned pros know the blustery breezes of fall foreshadow the creeping a...

On the Culture Front: Celebrate Brooklyn Opening Night Gala and New Haven Weekend Getaway

Chris Kompanek | Posted 08.17.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Celebrate Brooklyn kicked off their season of free outdoor shows last week with an opening gala featuring Andrew Bird. His set was dominated by the excellent songs of his last album, Armchair Apocrypha.

Local Breweries Roll Out Summer Beers

| Lauren Drell | Posted 07.18.2011 | Chicago

If the rainy, cold Chicago "spring" has made you thirsty for booze, you are in luck. Temperatures are supposed to climb in the next few days, and the ...

Goose Island Brewer Sorry For Peeing In Beer Glasses

Posted 06.12.2011 | Chicago

It's been a real up-and-down couple of weeks for Greg Hall. The brewmaster at Goose Island announced in late March that he'd be leaving that role, ...

Mad About The Goose Island Sale? Try A New Local Brew

| Ben Worcester | Posted 05.29.2011 | Chicago

On Monday, Chicago-based brewery Goose Island issued a press release, stating that Anheuser-Busch will purchase the company for around $39 million. Th...

Major Chicago Craft Brewer Bought By Anheuser-Busch

Posted 05.28.2011 | Chicago

Anheuser-Busch announced Monday that it was spending nearly $40 million to buy Goose Island, one of the country's pre-eminent craft brewers, in a play...

As Craft Beer Booms, Brewers Seek Legal Protections

The Huffington Post | Will Guzzardi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the past few years, the nation-wide trend of craft brewing has developed a following of aficionados as zealous, finicky and committed as its counte...

Goose Island And Longman & Eagle Unveil Their Pork Soda (And It's A Hit)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The pork trend doesn't seem to be going anywhere. Nor does the Logan Square and craft beer trend. So, it's not very surprising to see two of Chicago's...

Big Star Celebrates Anniversary With Music, Special Menu

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Wicker Park's beloved Big Star celebrates its one-year anniversary Monday with a special menu and a customized Goose Island bew. The anniversary par...

In Its Third Year, Chicago Gourmet Hits Its Stride

Gapers Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Proving the old adage that the third time is, indeed, the charm, Chicago Gourmet seems to have finally hit its stride. The balance between food and dr...

Weekend Plans? We Got You Covered

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As another hot, muggy summer weekend approaches, you could be one of the people who is already longing for sweatshirts and Bears games (cough cough me...

Goose Island Pulls Down Four Golds At Craft Brewers Conference Downtown

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After four days of beer, beer and more beer -- from Belgian stouts to barrel-aged barleywines -- the Craft Brewers Conference ended here Saturday nigh...

Goose Island Hefeweizen Needs A Name, And You Need Free Beer

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If coming up with clever names for alcoholic beverages is your thing, Goose Island Brewery has just the contest for you. Goose Island head brewer Ja...

Olympian Beer Drinking

Gregory Daurer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Gregory Daurer

It was a competition held at the same time as the Winter Olympics, involving an activity in which many spectators and TV viewers indulge in while watching the games: beer drinking.

Goose Island Brewery Announces New Beers For 2010

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Just after releasing their new "sustainable" beer, Green Line Pale Ale, Chicago's very own Goose Island Brewery announced Wednesday that they are also...

Goose Island, Craft Brewers Doing Well Despite Recession

Chicago Tribune | Mike Hughlett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

With an ugly recession raging this spring, Goose Island Beer Co. launched Sophie, a high-end Belgian-style brew with a retail price of $8 to $9 per 22...

On The Trail Of Chicago's Best Microbrews

New York Times | Ari Bendersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As Chicago has morphed from a meat-and-potatoes town to one claiming some of the country's best chefs, consumers have started demanding better beer. W...

Just In Time For Obama: Goose Island Beer Gets DC Distribution

Crain's Chicago Business | Meghan Streit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

President-elect Barack Obama may feel a little more at home in Washington, D.C., now that he can enjoy Goose Island beer in the capital. The Chicago-...

Goose Island Brew Pub Staying Open

Chicago Tribune | Michael Lev | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

They raised a glass in celebration at Goose Island Beer Co.'s pioneering North Side brew pub Tuesday night: The well-known spot isn't going to close a...

Drink Up For A Worthy Cause: Green City Market Benefit Dinner At Goose Island

Gapers Block | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Brewmasters Dinner/Green City Market Benefit @ Goose Island Chefs from culinary powerhouses Vie, Custom House, 312 Chicago and Publican will be cooki...