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Goose Island Black Mission


Brewed by Goose Island Beer Company (AB-InBev)
Chicago, Illinois USA
Style: Belgian Ale | Ratings: 18 | Alcohol: 7.8%
Belgian Style Abbey Ale brewed with Black Mission Figs

Black Mission is the definition of a collaborative effort. It is a recipe born of three brewers, inspired by two very different styles of beer, and designed to showcase the fruit for which it is named Black Mission figs. The brewers used a simple but classic dessert as a starting point for their recipe, the fig newton. For generations, this dessert has combined the sweetness of figs with the earthy spice of a graham cracker crust. Patrick, Tim, and Gopal decided to reproduce this classic flavor profile in Black Mission by combining a beer style that has a toasty, bread-like quality with a yeast strain that has fruity esters.

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