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(Chicago Breaking News)   Named after a Chicago locale, Goose Island 312 will now be brewed in New York, a city known for everything but quality beer   (chicagotribune.com) divider line 144
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2011-07-30 10:15:36 AM  
locale? It's named after Chicago's area code.
 
2011-07-30 10:45:04 AM  
That's contract brewing for you.
Also, NY has a number of fine breweries.
 
2011-07-30 11:14:01 AM  

R.A.Danny: Also, NY has a number of fine breweries.


Indeed.
 
2011-07-30 11:38:28 AM  
Brooklyn Brown Ale is a fine NYC based brew.
 
2011-07-30 12:19:48 PM  

mikemoto: Brooklyn Brown Ale is a fine NYC based brew.


Yes, yes it is
 
2011-07-30 01:52:12 PM  

R.A.Danny: That's contract brewing for you.
Also, NY has a number of fine breweries.


It's not contract brewing. AB bought the whole company. I hope they don't f it up. That's some good beer.
 
2011-07-30 04:02:20 PM  

filth: It's not contract brewing. AB bought the whole company. I hope they don't f it up. That's some good beer


You're right, I used the wrong terminology.
 
2011-07-30 04:14:03 PM  

filth: I hope they don't f it up.


They'll expand too much, too fast, and quality will suffer.
 
2011-07-30 04:14:17 PM  
Brooklyn Brewery? McSorley's?
 
2011-07-30 05:07:40 PM  
What the fark does it matter where you make beer
 
2011-07-30 05:07:49 PM  
So, as someone who is an admitted anti-beer snob, can anyone recommend a good, light American craft beer? The craft beer version of Mich Ultra or Rolling Rock Lite?
 
2011-07-30 05:09:01 PM  
Shame that they couldn't get a contract worked out with FX Matts/Saranac brewery.

mikemoto: Brooklyn Brown Ale is a fine NYC based brew.


Is that one of the few that they actually brew down there? Most are BB beers are brewed and bottled here in Utica.
 
2011-07-30 05:09:15 PM  
I just got back home from Oregon Brewer's Festival at lunch so I'm getting a kick etc...

/Dogfish Head Red & Black took the cake - Raspberry Mint Imperial Stout, 10.5 ABV of awesome!
 
2011-07-30 05:11:38 PM  

Teen Wolf Blitzer: So, as someone who is an admitted anti-beer snob, can anyone recommend a good, light American craft beer? The craft beer version of Mich Ultra or Rolling Rock Lite?


They could have, but I'm pretty sure your last sentence made all their heads asplode. And I'm lol'ing.
 
2011-07-30 05:11:42 PM  
BEER SNOB thread!
 
2011-07-30 05:12:04 PM  
Anyone who drinks microbrewery beer also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
3. Watch Japanese cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and make pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac
 
Tui
2011-07-30 05:12:39 PM  
Damn, really love that beer. I just hope the quality isn't affected.
 
2011-07-30 05:13:59 PM  
Lemme drop this in here:

Rolling Rock Beer, made by AB in that Latrobe, PA suburb of Newark, NJ.
 
2011-07-30 05:14:52 PM  
Subby fail. Upstate NY is not NYC. It's being brewed in Baldwinsville, which is outside of Syracuse. That's over 200 miles straight line from New York City. There's lots of good breweries here in upstate. FX Matt's in Utica, Middle Ages in Syracuse, Rorhback's and Custom Brewcrafters here in Roch just to name a few.

/Lived in NY for 54 years
//Been to NYC twice in my life, last time was 36 years ago
///NY=/=NYC
 
2011-07-30 05:14:53 PM  
Now the beer will be renamed Staten Island 718. Brewed in the fine tradition of many Guido beers.
 
2011-07-30 05:15:10 PM  

letrole: Anyone who drinks microbrewery beer also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
3. Watch Japanese cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and make pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac


Dude, do you ever get tired of that Copy-pasta troll?
I mean, I know you get a few bites with it, but EVERY craft beer thread? Give it a rest already.
/yeah, fed into it...I know...
 
2011-07-30 05:15:42 PM  
Last day of vacation. Missoula has been a glorious beer town. I has a sad. :(
 
2011-07-30 05:16:54 PM  
I rode my bike across Goose Island this morning and later bought some 312 ale some I am getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2011-07-30 05:17:35 PM  

skinink: Now the beer will be renamed Staten Island 718. Brewed in the fine tradition of many Guido beers.


So it will be brewed in tanning bed?
 
2011-07-30 05:17:39 PM  

Snuffybud: Subby fail. Upstate NY is not NYC. It's being brewed in Baldwinsville, which is outside of Syracuse. That's over 200 miles straight line from New York City. There's lots of good breweries here in upstate. FX Matt's in Utica, Middle Ages in Syracuse, Rorhback's and Custom Brewcrafters here in Roch just to name a few.



Would also like to add Cooperstown Brewery, Brewery Ommegang, and Ithaca Brewery to that list.
/brewfest next weekend here in Utica...WOOT!
 
2011-07-30 05:20:32 PM  

letrole: Anyone who drinks microbrewery beer also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
3. Watch Japanese cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and make pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac


Good thing Goose Island isn't a microbrewery.

On to the topic at hand, Goose Island is one of the best Craft breweries out there. I really hope changes like this don't fark things up for them.
 
2011-07-30 05:22:34 PM  
312 is, hands down, my favorite brew.
 
2011-07-30 05:22:50 PM  

envirovore: Snuffybud: Subby fail. Upstate NY is not NYC. It's being brewed in Baldwinsville, which is outside of Syracuse. That's over 200 miles straight line from New York City. There's lots of good breweries here in upstate. FX Matt's in Utica, Middle Ages in Syracuse, Rorhback's and Custom Brewcrafters here in Roch just to name a few.



Would also like to add Cooperstown Brewery, Brewery Ommegang, and Ithaca Brewery to that list.
/brewfest next weekend here in Utica...WOOT!


Mmm....Ithaca Apricot Wheat. Good stuff.

That being said, Brooklyn Brewery's Pennant Ale '55 and Lager are pretty good. Don't care for the Pilsner, though.
 
2011-07-30 05:23:09 PM  
Sixpoint, Blue Point, Saranac, and Brooklyn Brewery all frown upon this sorry excuse for a tagline.

/Man i wish i had some Local 1 or Black OPS right now.
 
2011-07-30 05:24:13 PM  
subby, shut up, you're an idiot.
 
2011-07-30 05:25:29 PM  

PillsHere: Good thing Goose Island isn't a microbrewery.
On to the topic at hand, Goose Island is one of the best Craft breweries out there.


The amusing thing here is that the sarcastic remark actually reinforces the stereotype.
 
2011-07-30 05:25:33 PM  
Sam Adams is brewed in Cincinnati
 
2011-07-30 05:25:59 PM  
Huh, what a coinkydink. My local beer store just put Goose Island beers on special and I grabbed their India Pale Ale to try. Not bad, not great, but drinkable. A good friend of mine just opened Finch Brewery in Chicago, can't wait to try some of their beers.
 
2011-07-30 05:27:24 PM  

Teen Wolf Blitzer: So, as someone who is an admitted anti-beer snob, can anyone recommend a good, light American craft beer? The craft beer version of Mich Ultra or Rolling Rock Lite?


Depends on where you live and how far distribution goes for certain breweries...

...but Sam Adams Light, Moosehead, and Yuengling are all decent
 
2011-07-30 05:29:13 PM  
i53.tinypic.com
 
2011-07-30 05:30:04 PM  
New York City?

pegasusnews.com

Get a rope.
 
2011-07-30 05:30:59 PM  
I think you mean New York State, not city.

But anyhow, Goose Island isn't something fantastic like Dogfish or Alesmith or Lost Abbey, it's a brewery that makes really good mainstream (not industrial lager) specialty beers. Like Sam Adams. I don't see any reason why those can't be industrially produced after the formula is nailed down. 312's a light wheat beer, and almost everyone makes one or more of those now.
 
2011-07-30 05:31:02 PM  

FiendishFellow05:

Mmm....Ithaca Apricot Wheat. Good stuff.



No matter how many times I've tried it, I still cannot acquire a taste for that beer (or any fruit wheat mix for that matter). Just not my thing. They did have a short run Blueberry Sour last year which they brought out to a tasting at one of the bars here. That was pretty good. First Sour beer I've had.

I love their Flower Power IPA though.
 
2011-07-30 05:31:05 PM  
A certain amber-haired goddess that I know and love got me turned on to Goose Island 312. Good stuff.
 
2011-07-30 05:31:29 PM  
Beer snob thread!
/*Grabs some popcorn*
//*and Four Peaks Kiltlifter*
 
2011-07-30 05:32:04 PM  
The good news is that they are going to take the additional capacity and start doing more experimental beers and bringing back some classics that the just didn't have the capacity to make. One of the beers they are planning to bring back is the nut brown ale which is my gold standard for the style. Their brewmaster was pretty upbeat about the acquisition when I talked to him this spring.
 
2011-07-30 05:36:05 PM  

Teen Wolf Blitzer: So, as someone who is an admitted anti-beer snob, can anyone recommend a good, light American craft beer? The craft beer version of Mich Ultra or Rolling Rock Lite?


Evian
 
2011-07-30 05:36:52 PM  
The Brooklyn Brewery happy hour was a fine, fine thing, if it still exists. I haven't gone in many years. Cheap beer in the brewery and you could order pizzas and have them delivered.
 
2011-07-30 05:38:38 PM  
farm6.static.flickr.com

Best beer ever.
 
2011-07-30 05:39:18 PM  

envirovore: I love their Flower Power IPA though.


That stuff is amazing.

oldtaku: But anyhow, Goose Island isn't something fantastic like Dogfish or Alesmith or Lost Abbey, it's a brewery that makes really good mainstream (not industrial lager) specialty beers.


Their Night Stalker was absolutely mind-blowing Imperial stout.
 
2011-07-30 05:39:28 PM  

oldtaku: I think you mean New York State, not city.


Headline said city. Since I DNRTFA, I blame subby.
 
2011-07-30 05:39:48 PM  

letrole: Anyone who drinks microbrewery beer also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Ride a bike to work wearing spandex stretch trousers
3. Watch Japanese cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Make snide remarks about Wal-Mart.
8. Walk past a smoker and make pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac


letrole: PillsHere: Good thing Goose Island isn't a microbrewery.
On to the topic at hand, Goose Island is one of the best Craft breweries out there.

The amusing thing here is that the sarcastic remark actually reinforces the stereotype.


Then add it to the list. The small dick taunt is a real knee slapper. I'm surprised you didn't include: Gay by choice.
 
2011-07-30 05:41:44 PM  
Well Brooklyn has Brooklyn, Sixpoint, and Kelso (and yeah, I know a good amount of that happens upstate).

There's also a few out on Long Island. Notably Blue Point (which also has a lot upstate), Great South Bay, Greenport Harbor...
 
2011-07-30 05:42:20 PM  
Teen Wolf Blitzer 2011-07-30 05:07:49 PM

So, as someone who is an admitted anti-beer snob, can anyone recommend a good, light American craft beer? The craft beer version of Mich Ultra or Rolling Rock Lite?


Kentucky Light (Kolsch style); Sam Adams Light; and in a pinch, Mich Ultra Amber
 
2011-07-30 05:47:43 PM  

LawyersRock: The Brooklyn Brewery happy hour was a fine, fine thing, if it still exists. I haven't gone in many years. Cheap beer in the brewery and you could order pizzas and have them delivered.


it does still exist, and if you want some top-not-so secret info they have started experimenting with beers aged in old wine barrels.

brooklyn in general has started to do a lot of micro distilleries

/good times
//if I could remember them
 
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