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Why did Goose Island stop making an Oatmeal Stout?

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

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  1. DarkDragon999

    DarkDragon999 Aspirant (271) Feb 13, 2013 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 Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

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

    steveh Poo-Bah (1,964) Oct 8, 2003 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 Disciple (351) May 29, 2012 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 Initiate (59) Aug 19, 2011 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 Initiate (60) Mar 27, 2009 Oregon
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    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 Disciple (328) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

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

    VladTepes Initiate (156) Oct 18, 2012 Finland

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