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Goose Island Beer Co.

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BEER AVG
3.89/5
Based on:
209 Beers
16,401 Reviews
Place Score: -
Reviews: 3
Visits: 122
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: n/a
Taps: 9
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

1800 W Fulton St
Chicago, Illinois, 60612-2512
United States
phone: (312) 226-1119

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @gooseisland

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Reviews: 3 | Visits: 122
Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.84/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

*Clybourn Location*
-Layout is fine. Well-designed, but pretty standard. Nothing physically to set it apart from a thousand other pubs.
-Service was great. Everyone was polished, crisp, on their game.
-Food... bad. Highly disappointing poutine (to save time I won't elaborate, suffice to say everything about it was wrong), decent German-style burger, the few other things I had were OK.
-You know their distributed beers. All are solid (312) through incredible (BCBS). Their pub-only brews are fair through great, usually leaning towards fair. Maybe they test the marketability of potential wide-release brews here?
-Only their beers are available, but they also have a good selection of wines and spirits.
-Growler fills available.
-T-shirts and other merchandise is available.

With so many other places with actual character nearby, I wouldn't pick this as my first choice for a place to hang out with friends. Still, if I am here, I know that there are a few humbly great brews beneath those handles. (1,005 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4.07/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Although I've been to the Fulton brewery a number of times, this was a visit to the public taproom preview yesterday. I'm not sure why there are so many place ratings for a brewery not open to the public until this weekend.

Lots of friendly staff on hand, lots of tour groups, sharp looking modern space, all about the corporate branding. Subway tiled walls, a wheelchair accessible ramp, full view of the bottling line past the bar. A few goose drafts, nothing too wild. A Dunkel with cascara and cacao nibs was on cask. A small nook in the back with assorted swag merchandise.

Overall an ok experience, probably will be a nice spot during off hours minus all the tour groups. (680 characters)

Photo of Wobbly
3.65/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

A good brewery that used to be much better. If not for their excellent Bourbon County Brand series, I would give much lower marks. Their base line beers are completely uninspired and their mid tier (Sofie, Pere Jacques, Matilda, etc.) are good but overrated. (258 characters)

Goose Island Beer Co. in Chicago, IL
- out of 100 based on 3 ratings.