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Beer Available At Goose Island Beer Company - Clybourn (arranged by most recent)
Goose Island Flanders Red 85, Goose Island Hoss , Goose Island Deception 72, Goose Island London Fog , Goose Island Mr. Locomotive 51, Goose Island Pastel Black , Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Templeton Rye Barrel 92, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Backyard Rye Barrel 99, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietorís 2013 98, Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine 100, Goose Island Brettanomite 95, Goose Island Cthulhu 95, Goose Island Birdhouse , Goose Island Bluth 52, Goose Island Schwarz , Goose Island Short Stack , Goose Island Guest Worker , Goose Island Cliffs of Dover , Goose Island Proper , Goose Island Berliner Weisse 80
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alebrewer (15) Mentor, Ohio | February 20, 2004
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Great variety of their excellent brews. Often vary busy and service can slip, but great if your going for beers or for food. The best part is that Sam's Wines is across the street with a fantastic beer selection.
SubstanceT (114) Saint Louis, Missouri | February 16, 2004
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Nice place and cool to just hang out in. If you are in town, check it out.
muzzlehatch (255) Burlington, Vermont | July 20, 2004| Updated July 3, 2005
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
Finally, my first visit here since Ratebeer began. Amazed that they had a parking lot, first of all, in this increasingly crowded area. Huge place, lots of rooms...like Wawood, I was a bit taken aback by the price, but itís really not so bad for Chicago and for this beer. Only had fries, which were fine, to eat. Very efficient, knowledgeable bartenders, and this is a place that obviously cares about beer...good descriptions, and I saw a growler being filled and heat-sealed. That was cool. Best brewpub in Illinois that Iíve visited (of 10 or so). UPDATE after a couple of newer visits in late 2004: beers continue to impress more, Iíve sampled more of the very good upper-crust pub food, and service has always been good-to-excellent. Possibly my favorite brewpub in America.
ElGaucho (220) Minnetonka, Minnesota | July 20, 2004
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
I visited the Clybourn location in mid-June 2004 and was impressed by the beer. I can get 4-6 GI varieties in local Twin Cities liquor stores, but was impressed at the number of other draught varieties available here. I was disappointed to see that GI charges more per oz. for their sampler ($6.00 for three 5 oz. samples) than for their pints (avg. price $4.50 for 16 oz.). But, as a beer rater, it still ends up being more economical per rating than if I had to buy a whole pint of each. Nice brick interior in the bar area. Food was pretty good. Located in a strip mall across the street from Samís Wine & Spirits, which makes for quite a convenient beer outing. I would go again and probably will be this weekend.
Jokes (15) Chicago, Illinois | June 28, 2004
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
One of my favorite parts of the week is heading to Goose Island on Clybourn. Rarely anything mindblowing comes out of Goose Island, but they often have quality beer available. Usually about 8 to 10 beers available at any one time, you can usually get three to five quality offerings. Also, probably some of the most consistent cask-conditioned beer available in Chicago. Likewise, the food is good pub food with a menu that rotates seasonally. The Clybourn location is much better suited to the true beer geek, while the Wrigleyville location has more of that Northside party feel. A truly great pub.
heemer77 (212) Urbandale, Iowa | April 4, 2004| Updated August 11, 2005
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
The tour is LAME!!! What a rip. First of all, our "guide" was 20 minutes late. You get to see a single brewing step. The only benefit is that you get to try a few beers and get a free glass. Otherwise, donít waste the $3!!. The bewpub portion is typical. They always have new things to try and some cask beers on hand.
jables (9) Champaign, Illinois | March 26, 2004
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 19/20
The barstaff was friendly and accomodating. The beer list was something like 12 beers long and had two cask selections-barleywine and Naughty Goose American Brown. I tasted the barleywine, a belgian style called Matilda, a little of the Naughty Goose, Imperial IPA, and the Rye Stout. All were great brews. I ordered the fish n chips which was walleye battered with Honker's Ale and was fantastic and didn't take forever to get to me. The bar was crazy busy but the bartender always made it around to me and never seemed rushed or flustered. All this would add up to a great experience but it got better.
The Wrigleyville and Clybourn Brewpub brewmaster sat down next to me and introduced himself and after talking beer for a while he invited me down to the brewery floor for a tasting. He poured me a couple of different beers that had were his own experimental brews that hadn't be poured before. They would be hitting the brewpub taps soon but he hadn't tapped into the sample kegs yet. One was a single hop (amarillo) IPA that was clean and crisp and absolutely wonderful, and the other was big 10% abv Old/Strong Ale called Epidurale and he explained the story behind that one. The beer had been originally brewed 5 years ago to commemorate the birth of the owner's daughter, well it was being brewed again because the brewmaster just had a daughter. All in all, one amazing experience.
3fourths (1175) Boulder, Oregon | March 24, 2004| Updated April 20, 2013
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
I really like this place. Good atmosphere, good beer selection, and ok-to-good food. Happy hour from 4-6pm with 1/2 priced appetizers: the calamari was decent, and the quesodilla was quite good. Iím not sure how to judge "selection"... if compared to other brewpubs, the selection is fairly good, usually offering 8-10 taps, including a cask offering. Twice Iíve visited Goose Island on Clybourn, and I have been very happy. Beware of smoke near the bar.
ClarkVV (90) Allston, Massachusetts | March 22, 2004
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Clybourn and Wrigleyville Brewpubs: Both look marvelous inside and I always get great service. Beer selection on tap is always lighter, low gravity styles. They never seem to have anything big when I go, still the food is great (Stilton Burger is one of my favorite meals period). Friendly. Great.
fly (215) austin, Tejas, Alabama | February 25, 2004
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Had a good but brief time. Can't remember all that I sampled. One cask ale and a couple of pints more. Bar help was friendly as were the others sitting there. Love to make it back there.
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