Pinch Me! Goose Island IPA 12 Packs!

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  1. JuniperJesus

    JuniperJesus Aspirant (270) Feb 26, 2011 Illinois

  2. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    I'd but honkers as a decent ale to have at gatherings or for others. Wasnt a fan of the IPA
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  3. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Disciple (312) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia

    That's a good beer and a steal at $1 a beer. Wow.
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  4. n2185

    n2185 Poo-Bah (1,750) Apr 14, 2008 North Carolina
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    Behold, the power of the world's largest multi-national brewing corporation.
  5. SalukiAlum

    SalukiAlum Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2010 Colorado
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    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.
  6. mike_v_sardina

    mike_v_sardina Initiate (145) Apr 12, 2012 Vermont

    yeh, AB bought them some "toys" over at Goose
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  7. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poo-Bah (2,459) Jun 18, 2002 Arizona

    Love it.
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  8. TTAmod

    TTAmod Initiate (0) Oct 4, 2008 Illinois

    The IPA is's a bit too soapy for my tastes.
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  9. Herky21

    Herky21 Crusader (711) Aug 7, 2011 Iowa
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    I've always liked the IPA. Honkers, though, is a bit more special. Really a great one.
  10. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (709) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia
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    Got Stone IPA for about the same price recently (as a case). Way better beer. Though I do like GI IPA.
  11. Hopmother

    Hopmother Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2012 California

    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.
  12. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (266) Feb 13, 2013 Rhode Island

    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.
  13. atomic

    atomic Disciple (328) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    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
  14. Thads324

    Thads324 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2010 Connecticut

    "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."
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  15. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (1,849) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    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.
  16. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    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.
  17. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,210) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    No code reading necessary on the GI labels I see...

  18. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,380) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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  19. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    I thought they were brewing goose core brands all over at AB breweries?
  20. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,210) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    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.
  21. hoppytobehere

    hoppytobehere Crusader (709) Aug 10, 2012 District of Columbia
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    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.
  22. darky

    darky Aspirant (212) Apr 16, 2010 South Dakota

    I really like their IPA, unique.
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  23. jesskidden

    jesskidden Meyvn (1,210) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    TTB COLA's exist also for Summertime and IPA from Ft. Collins but that doesn't necessarily mean they've been brewed there (yet).
  24. mp19

    mp19 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2013 Virginia

    The Inbev effect
  25. jimmy666

    jimmy666 Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2010 Maryland

    same cheap packaging as Bud and Bud lite 12pks and probably beechwood aged too.
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  26. bulldogbrewhaus

    bulldogbrewhaus Initiate (0) Sep 17, 2012 Virginia

    I like that IPA. Honkers has a time and place as well. Nice price too.
  27. mecummins

    mecummins Initiate (0) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois

    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.
  28. mfnmbvp

    mfnmbvp Poo-Bah (2,397) Nov 28, 2012 Illinois
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    Idk why this is big news? I'm pretty sure they always had 12 packs of Goose Island IPA.
  29. mfnmbvp

    mfnmbvp Poo-Bah (2,397) Nov 28, 2012 Illinois
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    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.
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  30. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (1,849) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    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! ;)
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  31. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (1,849) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    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:

  32. Schmuck82

    Schmuck82 Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2008 Texas

    Just as we finally get Goose Island in Texas it seems everyone hates them. Oh well.
  33. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (1,849) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois

    The good thing is, you can make up your own mind!
  34. mfnmbvp

    mfnmbvp Poo-Bah (2,397) Nov 28, 2012 Illinois
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    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 =)
  35. fx20736

    fx20736 Meyvn (1,003) Mar 7, 2009 New York

    Goose Island IPA is a very good, solid English IPA. Honker's is nectar of the Gods.
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  36. MammaGoose

    MammaGoose Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Wyoming

    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.
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  37. MikeEhrmantraut

    MikeEhrmantraut Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2012 Tennessee

    More beer for you.
  38. CoachC

    CoachC Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2012 Florida

    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.
  39. MostlyNorwegian

    MostlyNorwegian Devotee (474) Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    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!
  40. jackndan

    jackndan Meyvn (1,085) Feb 25, 2002 Illinois

    I tried the Goose Island IPA and loved it.
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