Golden Goddess by Goose Island Beer Co. in Illinois, United States
Goose Island Beer Co.

Golden Goddess

4.6% ABV • IBU 30

About Golden Goddess by Goose Island Beer Co.

This beer was conceived, as many of the world's best ideas are, over a game of pinball. Andy, Joel, and Brian gathered under the dim lights of the neighborhood bar for what they'll call a "brainstorming session." Huddled around the bar's only pinball machine, they tossed around ideas for their new beer with their friend and Intelligentsia Tea Master, Doug. Two hours, twenty-two quarters, and a few beers later, Golden Goddess was a glimmer in their glassy eyes.

The brewers, both of tea and beer, decided upon a sweet and floral oolong tea - Iron Goddess of Mercy - named for the Buddhist goddess of mercy and giver of enlightenment. To accompany the flavors of the tea, they chose a Kolsch so as not to overpower the floral and slightly piney characteristics of the tea. The result is a crisp, refreshing beer with a brilliant marigold hue, pleasant fruity aromas, and a lingering tea bitterness. Offer up your glasses to the Golden Goddess, for you have made an enlightened choice.


Our famous beer began with a trip across Europe, when Goose Island founder (and unabashed beer lover) John Hall took a tour across the continent. Pint by pint, he savored the styles and selections of brews in every region, and thought to himself, “America deserves some damn fine beer like this, too.”

Goose Island Beer Co. makes Golden Goddess Kölsch