West side story – the rise, fall and rise again of west coast ipa
The Beer Wrangler is back to chart the course of the West Coast IPA: the bold, hop-heavy take on the classic India Pale Ale. Born of the inherent 'can-do' creativity of West Coast natives along with their enviable hop-growing conditions, this beer may once have briefly fallen out of favour, but make no mistake: this time, it's here to stay.
The art of easy drinking: What is a session IPA?
Far more than simply a beer with an upper ABV limit, a Session IPA must achieve the fine balance of being flavoursome, but not palate-fatiguing. It needs to find the happy middle ground between bitter and sweet, go go down with ease and lend itself to (perhaps more than) a round or two. Find out why we can't get enough of them at Goose Island...
4 Beer Cocktails You've Got To Try
Shake up your drinks repertoire with these four must-try beer cocktails, featuring Goose Island Midway Session IPA, Today's Haze, Golden Goose and Matilda. From wild and spicy to a hazy taste of summer, these recipes have got your Saturday nights sorted.
Beer-i-Yaki Jerky | Cooking with beer
What’s the next best thing to drinking beer? Cooking with beer. Camping, walk or impromptu park picnic, pack this beer-boosted snack and you’ll pack a whole lot of flavour. Turns out Goose Island Bourbon County Stout is a dab hand in the kitchen.
Cured Meat & Melon | Cooking With Beer
You’ve got your Saison. Recipe to match though? You’re stuck. Well, let us introduce you to a whole world of flavour pairing with this tasty starter. Buckle up! It’s time to get cooking with beer.
Roll out the Barrel - An insider look at our barrel-aged stout
Tasty takes time. Find out why barrel-aged beers, like Goose Island's Bourbon County Stout, are well worth the wait, as we explore the history of this celebrated style.
Saison: Beer That Refused To Die
The beer pours like a fine mousseux, fluffy and snow white, as it flows into your glass. The taste cascades across your tongue. Herbal hops meet pure pilsner malt and the most aromatic, expressive yeast character you’ve ever had the pleasure to taste. This is beer with terroir. Beer shaped its environment. This is Saison beer.
Peering into Hazy IPA – How a brewpub changed IPA
While brewing technology has enabled brewers to make their beer ever clearer over the years, Hazy IPA has taken a left turn and a double-back and is a beer that proudly relishes its cloudy appearance. Find out everything you need to know about this sub-style of IPA and the unstoppable craze for haze.
Stout, Porter and St. Patrick: Welcome to the dark side
An obscure British missionary left what is now Wales in the 5th Century CE to return to the land that had previously enslaved him. He used the shamrock to explain the Trinity and convert the locals to Christianity. The land was, of course, Ireland and the missionary was St. Patrick...
Pancake Day 2020: Goose Island Beerspiration
Whichever side of the sweet vs. savoury fence you sit, Goose Island has ideas to suit everyone's tastes this Pancake Day. Get inspired with our Golden Goose-infused pancake recipe and find the perfect Goose brew to accompany your efforts.
What is IPA Beer? IPA - From International export to local legend
Jonny Tyson explores the history of the IPA, from its journey as an export ale brewed for 18th Century colonial officers to the unrivalled darling of the 21st Century craft beer crowd. Find out more about Goose Island's role in this unique and ever-evolving story, all centred around the humble hop.