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.
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.