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I think Goose Island produces very good beer.


Some of their beers are still pretty good, the problem is they used to produce Great beer. Read up on the new AB/IB CEO, he's is slashing quality ingredients in all their offerings making him a darling on Wall Street and the bane of microbrew fans everywhere.

The purchase of Elysian earlier this year was particularly hard to swallow. (No pun intended.) The partner who was outvoted by the 2 others, walked.
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pouring some for my homeys.

I do that outside of Starbucks when they think "leave some room" means 1/64" below the top of the cup. Wink
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Oscar Blues IPA
Bell's Hopslam
Bell's Two Hearted Ale

love the hopslam!
I love it as well. It's obviously better when fresh and this is starting to show signs of tiring, but still a very good beer. The two hearted ale is showing a bit better right now.
A pair of nice ones from Richmond breweries

Hardywood Park Singel - a Belgian style ale at 6.2% ABV and 30 IBUs. Really good beer. I want to try more from this brewery.

Legend Brown Ale - British style ale at 5.8% ABV. Very nice.
Russian River on tap:
Pliny on tap
Supplication
Blind Pig
Row 2, hill 56 pale

purchased some bottles:
Sanctification
great wine/great beer- freezing cold and perfect for this hot weather.
Sonoma Pride Amasa
Sonoma Pride Dauenhauer (the two bottled by RRBC)
1 growler of Pliny
1 growler of O.V.L. stout
Tried this year's Southern Tier Pumpking last night. Really loaded up with the pumpkin pie spices; too much so for my liking.
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Schlafly Pumpkin Ale


Mmmmmmmmmmmmmm!


Very...may have to grab a another case or two Smile
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Goose Island IPA


Not sure why, but at my local watering hole, where most beers go for $5-$6 a pint, this one is always $3. I just filled a half-growler for $4.75 last weekend.
Mneeley

Easy answer on that one. Goose Island is owned by ABI, and despite what a mega-brewer says about leaving the craft brewery alone, they cannot help themselves. They employ the big brewer approach to everything, which means chasing volume. Just the way it is and good for you if you like Goose Island.
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Mneeley

Easy answer on that one. Goose Island is owned by ABI, and despite what a mega-brewer says about leaving the craft brewery alone, they cannot help themselves. They employ the big brewer approach to everything, which means chasing volume. Just the way it is and good for you if you like Goose Island.


Hopefully the Bourbon County Stout will be more plentiful and cheaper Smile
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Mneeley

Easy answer on that one. Goose Island is owned by ABI, and despite what a mega-brewer says about leaving the craft brewery alone, they cannot help themselves. They employ the big brewer approach to everything, which means chasing volume. Just the way it is and good for you if you like Goose Island.


Hopefully the Bourbon County Stout will be more plentiful and cheaper Smile

It definitely won't be cheaper, at least on a per ounce basis. I think the smaller bottles this year might make it a bit easier to procure a bottle, but who knows.
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Mneeley

Easy answer on that one. Goose Island is owned by ABI, and despite what a mega-brewer says about leaving the craft brewery alone, they cannot help themselves. They employ the big brewer approach to everything, which means chasing volume. Just the way it is and good for you if you like Goose Island.


Hopefully the Bourbon County Stout will be more plentiful and cheaper Smile

It definitely won't be cheaper, at least on a per ounce basis. I think the smaller bottles this year might make it a bit easier to procure a bottle, but who knows.


Smaller bottles...ack! Eek
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Mneeley

Easy answer on that one. Goose Island is owned by ABI, and despite what a mega-brewer says about leaving the craft brewery alone, they cannot help themselves. They employ the big brewer approach to everything, which means chasing volume. Just the way it is and good for you if you like Goose Island.


Hopefully the Bourbon County Stout will be more plentiful and cheaper Smile

It definitely won't be cheaper, at least on a per ounce basis. I think the smaller bottles this year might make it a bit easier to procure a bottle, but who knows.


Smaller bottles...ack! Eek

Actually, it's bigger for most of them (I think they're 16.9 oz this year), but they'll be sold in singles I believe, which should make more available...hypothetically. The Proprietors and Rare will be smaller bottles than in the past. It'll be a mess as usual, I'm sure.
Last night:

Bell's Hopslam
Bell's Two Hearted Ale
Lagunitas Sucks
Tallgrass Buffalo Sweat Bourbon Barrel Aged Oatmeal Cream Stout
This afternoon barbequeing by the pool:
Epic Sour Apple Saison
Red Rock Le Quatre Saison
Red Rock Bobcat Nutbrown Ale
Red Rock Elephino DIPA
Squatters Hop Rising DIPA
Lost Abbey Inferno Ale
Lately been enjoying Sierra's autumn 'grab-bag.'
Happened to be in Alpine yesterday, so stopped by the Alpine Beer company and picked up a few of each:
Nelson sunshades
Alpine ale
Captan Stout
And currently enjoying a McIlhenney red out of a frosty pint glass

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