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Foudre, An Exclusive Red Ale, Coming to Goose Island Taproom Friday

For $8 a bottle, folks can grab the exclusive beer only at the Fulton taproom.

Goose Island Taproom offers exclusive, limited run beer on the Near West Side.
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NEAR WEST SIDE — It’s looking like Christmas in July for Goose Island brew fans.

The brewery is offering the limited-run Foudre red ale at their Near West Side taproom, 1800 W. Fulton St., starting Friday, the Goose Island team announced.

For $8 a bottle, folks can grab the exclusive beer only at the Fulton taproom. Foudre is a wild red ale aged for six months in wooden vats and then bourbon barrels for an additional 12 months.

In 2015, the Goose Island Brewery opened a taproom and began offering tours to the public for the first time.

Goose Island was acquired by Anheuser-Busch in a 2011 sale. Today, Goose Island’s 312 Urban Wheat Ale, Honker’s Ale and some seasonal beers are brewed in Anheuser-Busch facilities. 

But some brews continue to be brewed at Fulton and Wood, including draft-only Green Line, Matilda, Sofie, Oktoberfest, Festivity [formerly Christmas] Ale, the Fulton & Wood series and Bourbon County Stout.

The brewery opened in 1995.

Goose Island releasing an exclusive red ale at their Near West Side Taproom Friday. [Provided]
Goose Island releasing an exclusive red ale at their Near West Side Taproom Friday. [Provided]