Crafting a delicious beer is half art, half science — it takes meticulously sourced ingredients to brew the complex and sophisticated flavors of your favorite beers. That’s where our brewmasters shine. They preserve time-honored recipes and invent new favorites. This devotion allows us to brew beers that are loved around the world and it’s why we’ll continue to brew for generations to come.
Greg Hall Co-Founder of Goose Island Beer Co.
“Beer is a blend of refreshment and flavor.”
Our brewmasters have honed their skills over generations — with expertise brewed into every sip.
Each variation of malted barley delivers a unique taste and aroma. Bready, toasted, caramel-like notes are thoughtfully and precisely blended. Our farmers share techniques to grow the most flavorful barley possible.
Making up over 90% of every beer, water can have a massive impact on taste. By adjusting the water’s hardness, we float between crisp, refreshing tastes and full, earthy tones. Even the natural minerals in water can “season” the beer by pushing flavors to the forefront. Our brewmasters always filter, test and taste our water before it ever enters the brewing process — ensuring every drop of beer meets our exacting standards.
These small, bitter, cone-shaped blossoms create fruity, piney, and floral characteristics. By combining different types, we balance the sweet notes and malty weight of each beer. With each hand-selected combination of hops, our brewmasters craft each beer’s unique aroma and balanced bitter flavor.
Each of our 1,200 different strains of yeast turns sugars into alcohol, triggering unique smells and tastes. They add powerful aromas to our beers — aromas like banana, rose, apple, aniseed, almond, cloves, and even hints of pepper can appear in the final profile.