Shred the Gnar by Goose Island Beer Co. in Illinois, United States

About Shred the Gnar by Goose Island Beer Co.

Shred the Gnar is brewed to celebrate those passionate few who brave the waves of Lake Michigan in the dead of winter. While our passion lies in brewing, we know what it means to do what you love to the extreme. We brewed this beer to be big and hoppy with the West Coast surf culture in mind while adding a Midwest twist with tart Cherry juice from Michigan. To make this beer just a bit more gnarly we threw in some fresh lemongrass to create a bright aroma that keeps you coming back for more. We hope this beer will help warm up all those who get out and Shred the Gnar in whatever ways they love this winter.  


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 Shred the Gnar American Double / Imperial IPA