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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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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.
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
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.
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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