CHICAGO, ILLINOIS – Goose Island is not an island and the only geese you’ll find are on the taps. When you’re ordering a beer in Chicago, make it a Goose Island 312 and for the love of God don’t waste the calories on a Bud. (PS Chicago’s area code is 312. Get it?) Now that we’ve got that straight, you should also head over to the original Goose Island Brewpub in Lincoln Park for some very delicious pub food and more importantly, excellent beverages.
Call ahead to book a brewery tour because the limited spots fill up quickly. If you miss the tour, steal some elbow room at the bar or sit down for a bite to eat. Bonus: Just like in college, you can further your education while drinking heavily. Earn your Goose Island MBA (ask your bartender for details). Knowledge is power, people!