GOOSE ISLAND X BOOSHKABAASH 2019
THE GOOSE ISLAND
Goose Island, an Award-winning Pioneer
The Goose Island story began with a trip across Europe, when Goose Island founder (and unabashed beer lover), John Hall, took a tour across the continent. Pint by pint, he savored the different styles and selections of brews in every region. All throughout this journey, he thought, “America deserves some damn fine beer like these, too.”
Craft brewing wasn’t widely known at the time in the US; but upon his return, he sought out to change that. He settled down in his hometown of Chicago – a city perfect for craft beer with its rapidly evolving tastes and the largest system of fresh water on the planet. And he got to brewing.
That was back in 1988, and Goose Island hasn’t slowed down since. From introducing to the world the Goose Island IPA, and challenging beer innovation with bourbon barrel and wine barrel-aged beers, Goose Island just wants you to enjoy damn fine beers, all the time.
No craft beer accolade is bigger than winning an award at a craft beer completion. How many bottles of beers would there be at the GreatestBEER Festival?
Imagine over eight-hundred breweries and thousands of beer bottles. This is the largest ticketed beer festival in the United States – the Great American Beer Festival.
Established in 1982, the Great American Beer festival is not just a beer tasting event,but a wonderland for beer enthusiasts. Every year, panelists from all around the world judge and review various brews, handing out medals to the finest.
Goose Island blew the judges away with our Goose Island IPA in 2000.Since then, we have won 6 beer awards at this festival.To this day,Goose Island holds the record for the most awards won at the Great American Beer Festival.
We don’t need to be the only beer you drink. We just want to be the best beer you drink.