About

Craft brewing wasn’t widely known at the time, but upon return from his European sojourn, John set out to change all that. He settled down in his hometown of Chicago—a city perfect for craft beer, with rapidly evolving tastes and the largest system of fresh water on the planet. And then he got to brewing. 

First he made some stellar beer. Then he invited his consumers in to watch his process at the brewery, bringing them behind the scenes every step of the way. The result was a new fascination with craft brewing, and beer that not only catered to people’s tastes, but challenged them as well. 

That was back in 1988, and we haven’t slowed down since. By 1995, John’s beer had become so popular that he decided to open a larger brewery, along with a bottling plant to keep up with demand. 1999 brought even more growth, along with an additional brewpub, and today, what was once one man’s pint-filled dream has become the Goose Island empire you know and love.

Our Beers

312 Urban Pale Ale

American Pale Ale (APA)

312 Urban Wheat Ale

American Pale Wheat Ale

Autumn Experimental Ale

Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)

Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout

American Double / Imperial Stout

Bourbon County Brand Proprietors

American Double / Imperial Stout

Bourbon County Brand Regal Rye Stout

American Double / Imperial Stout

Bourbon County Brand Stout

American Double / Imperial Stout

Bourbon County Vanilla Rye

American Double / Imperial Stout

Class of 88

Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Cucumbersome

Czech Pilsener

Devon Ave

Herbed / Spiced Beer

Festivity Ale

American Brown Ale

Four Star Pilsner

German Pilsener

Gillian

Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Goose IPA

English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Goose Island Autumn

American Amber / Red Ale

Goose Island Oktoberfest

Märzen / Oktoberfest

Goose Summer Ale

American Pale Ale (APA)

Goose Winter Ale

Winter Warmer

Green Line Pale Ale

American Pale Ale (APA)

Halia

Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Honkers Ale

English Bitter

Juliet

American Wild / Sour Ale

Kisetsu

Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Leisure Suit

American Pale Ale (APA)

Lilith

Berliner Weissbier

Lolita

American Wild / Sour Ale

Madame Rose

Flanders Oud Bruin

Matilda

Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Matilda Lambicus

American Wild / Sour Ale

My Shout

American Pale Ale (APA)

No Collar

Munich Helles Lager

Nut Brown Ale

English Brown Ale

Pepe Nero

Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Rambler IPA

American IPA

Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout

American Double / Imperial Stout

Rasselbock

Roggenbier

Shred the Gnar

American Double / Imperial IPA

Sofie

Saison / Farmhouse Ale

Ten Hills

American Pale Ale (APA)

The Great Road

Fruit / Vegetable Beer

The Illinois Imperial

American Double / Imperial IPA

The Muddy

American Double / Imperial Stout

Two More Weeks

American Wild / Sour Ale

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