Goose Island Beer, Co.® Honkers Ale, 6 Pack 12 fl. oz. Bottles
IBU 30 rating. After many visits to the English countryside, John Hall returned home with a taste for classic ales. So he built a brewery and ignited Chicago's love affair with craft beer. An English pub standard, our English style bitter perfectly balances fruity hop aroma with a rich malt middle to set the standard here in the States. Chicago. Est. 1988. Our English style bitter perfectly balances fruit hop aroma with a rich malt middle. We don't need to be the only beer you drink. We just want to be the best beer you drink. It was 1988. America predominantly drank lagers. There were plenty of beer choices. Just not many style options. John Hall was a frequent traveler to England. And a frequent visitor to pubs throughout the English countryside. He returned home to Chicago with a taste for the pronounced hops and malty backbones of pub ales, only to find lagers and more lagers. So, he did what any irrational person would do. He quit his job and built a brewery. He built a brewery when craft breweries were scarce in America, and nonexistent in Chicago. He built a brewery that would awaken America's palate by brewing a wide variety of distinctive ales. Goose Island Beer Company was born Friday, May 13, 1988. We remain relentless in our craft. We live to experiment and explore, constantly innovating how we brew and age our beer. We re-invent old world styles and have created a few new ones along the way. Always with the intent to challenge and delight beer lovers. Because like you, we love discovering a great beer. Questions/comments call 1-800-Goose-Me. Twitter: Follow us (at)gooseisland. Facebook: Friend us (at)gooseislandbeer. Visit Us: gooseisland.com. Discover what's next from our family of great beers. Drink please responsibly. Say hello. Located in the heart of Chicago's bustling Near West Side, our brewery at 1800 W. Fulton is the perfect spot to sample all our specialty beers with a Goose Island brewer. Alc/vol 4.3%. Brewed & bottled by Goose Island Beer Co., Honker's Ale (Beer IN OR & TX), Baldwinsville, NY & Fort Collins, CO.