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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by JuniperJesus, Mar 9, 2013.
I'd but honkers as a decent ale to have at gatherings or for others. Wasnt a fan of the IPA
That's a good beer and a steal at $1 a beer. Wow.
Behold, the power of the world's largest multi-national brewing corporation.
Hell they're brewing that beer in our back yard (Ft. Collins) these days! Not surprised at all, decent beer at a proce it should be sold at.
yeh, AB bought them some "toys" over at Goose
The IPA is okay...it's a bit too soapy for my tastes.
I've always liked the IPA. Honkers, though, is a bit more special. Really a great one.
Got Stone IPA for about the same price recently (as a case). Way better beer. Though I do like GI IPA.
This 3 beers will be $4.99 each 6 pack at the liquor store i usually go to.. i dont know if they are promoting or this beer is not selling well.
Goose Island IPA was one of my first drain pours. I really need to revist it sometime since I am accustomed to the style now.
Cheaper than we get it here in Chicago. Id pick up a honkers asap!
Shame the 312 has been ruined. It was such a great beer before AB
"Cause you're gonna go to the beer store. You're gonna give em all your money...
"The big beer company's gonna gimme lots of money and everything's gonna be all right."
Here's the big question -- where was it brewed? The Goose Island regulars I've been getting lately all say brewed and bottled in Chicago, but I haven't seen the IPA 12 packs yet.
That code on the side of the mild winter will tell where it is brewed but I don't know the ones that aren't typical around here.
No code reading necessary on the GI labels I see...
I thought they were brewing goose core brands all over at AB breweries?
The two I know of are Baldwinsville and Ft. Collins, CO. I assume they're listing the actual brewing city on the individual labels from each. (I've only seen keg labels from CO, however, so not sure.)
EDIT: Ft. Collins GI label:
The TTB COLA's seem to be made out only to one AB brewery each, not all 11.
Pretty sure the Fort Collins brewery only makes the 312 and Honker's, at least that was the case (ha, get it?) a couple months ago.
I really like their IPA, unique.
TTB COLA's exist also for Summertime and IPA from Ft. Collins but that doesn't necessarily mean they've been brewed there (yet).
The Inbev effect
same cheap packaging as Bud and Bud lite 12pks and probably beechwood aged too.
I like that IPA. Honkers has a time and place as well. Nice price too.
Honkers is a good party beer when you are having craft and non craft drinkers there. I didn't personally care for their IPA before and doubt that it's gotten any better with the change in ownership. I doubt we'll get it at that price here in Chicago though.
Idk why this is big news? I'm pretty sure they always had 12 packs of Goose Island IPA.
The OP is from Illinois also, so quite possibly we will! I just found some of the Goose Island Harvest Ale 12 packs for like $6.99 a week ago.
I almost always get my 12 packs in the N. Suburbs at $12 a 12 pack when they're on sale. Gotta get away from that Cook County gouge!
No, just six packs and in the mixed "Pub Pack." Believe me, I've looked!
*Edit: In fact, it hasn't been updated at the Goose site yet:
Just as we finally get Goose Island in Texas it seems everyone hates them. Oh well.
The good thing is, you can make up your own mind!
Yeah, I agree. I wouldn't buy a pack of gum in Cook County. I'm from DuPage County, and it hardly seems like anyone here even knows what craft beer is, so it works out to my advantage =)
Goose Island IPA is a very good, solid English IPA. Honker's is nectar of the Gods.
I thought Honkers was kind of boring. Maybe I'll have to revisit it. I like their IPA well enough. It's not overly complicated, reasonably sessionable, and relatively approachable for non-IPA lovers. I don't know if I would seek out a 12 pack (although at that price, it might be worth it for the right situation), but I've shared a few pitchers of GI IPA with friends before.
We're just getting Goose Island products in Wyoming. So far we just have the IPA, 312, and Honkers. I know they're not the most loved brewery these days, but in a beer isolated state, I'm happy to see anything new.
More beer for you.
My last Goose Island IPA was not impressive at all. I looked at the bottle, and it said brewed in Baldwinsville, NY (Budweiser plant). I guess I will have to try it again.
That's nice. For whatever punk reason I concocted initially, I've never really been big on GI, nothing about the product but the sale only magnified that initial punk impression I had. Enjoy!
I tried the Goose Island IPA and loved it.