Goose Island

Living on the shores of the earth’s largest supply of fresh water, one might be inspired to great things. In 1988 that’s exactly what Chicago’s resident John Hall did. Hall incorporated Goose Island Brewpub and opened a bottling plant a few short years after. Producing a wide variety of beers delighted by the locals, Goose Island quickly caught the eye of Anheuser Busch and in 2011 were acquired by the domestic beer giant. Now Goose Island is distributed in all 50 states and across the globe. Goose Island’s home headquarters remains in Chicago and pays homage to its roots with their production of 312 Urban Wheat Ale named for the local area code.