This week’s #DapperBrew takes us across the lake from last week’s brewery. Chicago is home to Goose Island Craft Beer. The first Goose Island Brewpub was opened in 1988 when craft brewing was mostly just an idea. Goose Island is now served in all 50 states and has over 50 different craft brews to their name! For a taste of any of these great brews, head to the Fulton street location in downtown Chicago.
For a company born in the heart of the city it is only right to have a brew to tribute that. 312 Urban Wheat Ale is prefect for the job. This Wheat Ale pours with a bold white head that has a great retention, as it fades leaves a nice lacing on the glass. The beer itself has a cloudy pale yellowish color. A citrus kind of wheat aroma is noticed after pouring. The thing I really enjoy about this brew is it doesn’t try too hard; it’s not overly complicated with competing flavors. Just has a nice refreshing taste, a crisp wheat snap followed by a subtle lemon flavor. 312 is just a really good simple brew that does justice to the great city it was created for.
Honker’s Ale a, English Bitter style brew is another great choice from Goose Island. This brew was inspired by visits to English country pubs and reflects rightfully so. Honker’s Ale pours into an amber color with burnt orange highlights throughout. The color is complemented by a thin antique white head that fades into decent lacing. A strong malty aroma is noticed first with more caramel and toffee scents to follow. The first taste is much less sweet then then is hinted to by the scent, more of a nutty toasted bread flavor. The bitterness of this brew is fairly low, greatly increasing its drinkability. Goose Island Honker’s Ale is greatly renowned for its well-balanced flavor, a must try for brew fans.
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