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Why did Goose Island stop making an Oatmeal Stout?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DarkDragon999, May 22, 2013.

  1. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Member

    Location:
    Rhode Island
    Was it horrible or not selling well ? I saw pics of it and it looked so beautiful. I never got to try it.
  2. tectactoe

    tectactoe Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    Because Rare was coming out and nobody wanted that cheap shit anymore.
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  3. steveh

    steveh Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    They also stopped making their Nut Brown Ale -- which is now back.

    From what I recall it was due to brewing and storage limitations of the brewery -- they wanted to make more of the specialty beers (yeah, that probably sold better) so they cut a couple standard labels.

    Now that they're supposed to be expanding the brewery I wouldn't be surprised if it comes back like the Nut Brown.
  4. cnbrown313

    cnbrown313 Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    I thought it was delicious and I always looked forward to it in the Winter. It was a sessionable stout that still packed a lot of flavor. I hope it returns to bottles some day...
  5. BleepBloopBlap

    BleepBloopBlap Member

    Location:
    Massachusetts
    believe it was a lack of sales. Wish we had more solid and readily available oatmeal stouts - one of my fav. styles.
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  6. eatabagofbooger

    eatabagofbooger Member

    Location:
    Oregon
    When I lived in the Midwest, I thought their Oatmeal Stout and Nut Brown were the only two decent offerings they had in their regular lineup. Figures they'd axe precisely those two brews. From what I remember, it was a capacity issue, as their Belgian lineup and barrel aged lineup were expanding on top of adding brews like Big John, Nightstalker, etc. I think it was around that time they put Christmas Ale on hiatus as well (another personal favorite from them).
  7. atomic

    atomic Member

    Location:
    Illinois
    I miss that one as well. Someone start a petition to bring it back.
  8. VladTepes

    VladTepes Member

    Location:
    Finland
    Yeah, it was really nice Oatmeal Stout. Defenetely one of the better ones.

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