Following the success of Goose Island’s London Bloc Party, the Chicago brewers are setting up their first bar next week.
The bar will be a Vintage Ale House in Balham, South London and will feature all of the Goose Island core range including the heavily sort after Bourbon Country Stout; a dreamy high percentage beer that is barrel aged in bourbon barrels. The new bar will be dishing up American style food, including porter and molasses beef cheeks and pulled goose hash.
Goose Island founder said, “We wanted to create a venue for the community, full of flavour, and one that would become firmly rooted in the routines of city life. It will be a spiritual home for beer lovers to immerse themselves in our brewing history and tradition without the need to travel all the way to Chicago.”
The brewery has been producing beer since 1988 and has rose to fame as one of the first brewers in the craft beer movement. The company was bought by alcohol giant AB InBev in February this year for a reported $38 million.
Even though it might be in a slight awkward location, the new London Goose Island bar will be a must-see.