Goose Island Wine Barrel Aged Beers. Friday, May 20, 2016.
Goose Island is most famous for it’s Bourbon County lineup of barrel aged beers, but their sour barrel program known informally as the sister’s is every bit as formidable. Each of the beers in this series, all of which are brewed in the Belgian tradition, bear a female name and are aged in wine barrels with specially selected fruit. Join us for an incredible event on Friday, May 20, 2016, in honor of Chicago Craft Beer Week, as four of these amazing beers will be available on draft.
*Halia is a Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale, ABV 7.5%, aged in wine barrels with whole peaches, resulting in bright, effervescent fruit notes in a soft, hazy body that finishes slightly tart and sweet with the pleasant character of ripe, juicy peaches.
*Juliet is a Belgian Style Wild Ale, ABV 8%, fermented with wild yeasts and aged in wine barrels with blackberries, resulting in a tart, fruity, complex ale. Notes of wood, tannin, dark fruit and spice make Juliet an ideal beer for enthusiasts of Pinot Noir and Belgian sour ales.
*Lolita is a Belgian Style Wild Ale, ABV 8.7%, fermented with wild yeast and aged on raspberries in wine barrels. Aromas of fresh raspberries, bright jammy fruit flavors and a crisp, refreshing body make Lolita ideal for beer drinkers fond of Belgian Framboise.
*Gillian is a Belgian Style Farmhouse Ale, ABV 9.5%, that brings white pepper, strawberry, and honey to a harmonious blend. Partially aged in wine barrels, Gillian is slightly tart and pleasantly sweet in a refreshingly effervescent body.