Goose Island Beer Co.

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Goose Island Beer Co.Goose Island Beer Co.
BA SCORE
3.82/5
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82,817 Ratings
Goose Island Beer Co.Goose Island Beer Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1800 W Fulton St
Chicago, Illinois, 60612-2512
United States

(312) 226-1119 | map
gooseisland.com

Notes:
OWNED BY ANHEUSER-BUSCH INBEV

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BEER STATS
Beers:
250
Reviews:
19,311
Ratings:
82,817
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.23/5
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
196
pDev:
15.13%
 
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Ratings: 196 |  Reviews: 11
Photo of Tbarnes1414
3.93/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of vincechan
3.79/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Eman17
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Parkchrisdoug
4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of AngEo
3.52/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of larryarms847
3.88/5  rDev -8.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

The vibe is very snobbish and the brewery lounge/taproom seems more like a cigar den rather than a brewery. There is no arguing the quality is quite good for their brewery only brews. Their year round beers however, well those are just average. The service is just as snobbish as the crowd, very holier than thou attitude. The selection can't be complained about.

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Photo of elamb106
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of atone315
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of BlackBeerPirate
3.87/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Crowded slightly cramp taproom, they had several beers on the board. Cozy interior, but go early. This is where they do the Fulton & Wood series. Will try another time when I can sit down.

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Photo of Barnoloid
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Had a quick solo stop in here on a Friday night. The bar spots were all taken when I walked in but a few tables were open. Draft list is small but well formed. A couple of their standards and then around 4 of their barrel aged/wild/belgian offerings. Which I enjoyed within a 4 pour barrel aged brews flight. At $20 for the flight, not bad value. The tap room is a good size - not too big, not too small. I'm sure it fills up on a Saturday. At the side there's a yeast lab (I think) which is fun to peek into and see all the science behind the beer.

The Clybourn brewpub I think is being renovated still but this is a good enough option to go and see what GI is up to.

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Photo of PrestigeWorldwide
4.77/5  rDev +12.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Giggy
4.53/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Great tour. Nice selection. No food at this location.

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Photo of kidzord
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Beerbuddha
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Rappaman
4.41/5  rDev +4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Azpittil57
4.08/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of SSGCujo
3.58/5  rDev -15.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I was at the Clybourn Brewhouse, the place is more restaurant than brewhouse. It reminds me of a higher-end place. The service and beer are good.

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Photo of Frank_Castle
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DOCRW
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.72/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

I came to Goose Fulton lured by an instagram post showing a bottle menu of Bourbon County goodies and rarities. Alas, it was all gone when I visited (please update the printed menu!)

Other than that, this is a clean, modern taproom. Friendly servers, only a few folks on a Saturday early afternoon after opening time... around 20 beers on tap divided by styles. Nothing exciting, sadly.

The only barrel-aged stuff on tap: Brasserie Blanc and Hombre Secreto.

I will likely not return, unless Bourbon County is available.

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Photo of HermitDan
3.71/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of krbrevard
3.56/5  rDev -15.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of LXIXME
4.48/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Ken1976
3.52/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.5

Photo of Michiganman2325
4.93/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

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Goose Island Beer Co. in Chicago, IL
Brewery rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 82,817 ratings