| Goose Island's "Four Sisters" in all their glory. | Zach Garrison|
After being purchased by Anheuser Busch InBev, many beer aficionados expressed concern that Goose Island, a much-loved Chicago based brewery, would lose its identity in the transition from craft to corporate. What we're concerned with is the beer.
With the powerful backing of A-B, Goose Island recently rolled out a new national campaign expanding several of their most popular and heretofore difficult to acquire beers. Recently, we were lucky enough to sample some of the 2013 Bourbon County Stout, which is now being brewed in much larger quantities, and talk with representatives from Goose Island. We were pleased to hear that along with the Bourbon County beers (including coffee and cherry), the "Sisters" -- "Juliet" and "Lolita" would be joined by two new siblings, "Gillian" and "Halia."
The folks at Goose island sent us a few bottles so we could try them out. Here's what we thought.
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