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Title: The Goose has extended it's range....
Post by: oscarvan on July 01, 2011, 05:08:43 AM
But overflew me in the process......

The new corporate owners of Goose Island Brewery (AB-Inbev) aren't wasting any time finding new markets for their purchase. Yesterday I'm sitting in my favorite little watering hole in Manchester UK (ok it's the Knott Bar, CAMRA pub of the year 2009 and 2010) and lo and behold there's Goose Island coasters on the bar.... They have bottles of the IPA in the cooler. Meanwhile, I still can't get the stuff on the East Coast. Go figure.
Title: Re: The Goose has extended it's range....
Post by: BrewingRover on July 01, 2011, 11:38:27 AM
But overflew me in the process......

The new corporate owners of Goose Island Brewery (AB-Inbev) aren't wasting any time finding new markets for their purchase. Yesterday I'm sitting in my favorite little watering hole in Manchester UK (ok it's the Knott Bar, CAMRA pub of the year 2009 and 2010) and lo and behold there's Goose Island coasters on the bar.... They have bottles of the IPA in the cooler. Meanwhile, I still can't get the stuff on the East Coast. Go figure.
They've actually been in England for awhile, predating the AB buyout. In 2007, Roger Protz said their IPA "may just be the best beer in the world."
http://www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2007/mar/28/foodanddrink.travelnews
Title: Re: The Goose has extended it's range....
Post by: oscarvan on July 01, 2011, 10:25:24 PM
Once again I sit corrected.......
Title: Re: The Goose has extended it's range....
Post by: tumarkin on July 02, 2011, 11:03:04 AM
you "sit corrected?"
why is that? because you won't "stand for it?"   ;D
Title: Re: The Goose has extended it's range....
Post by: oscarvan on July 02, 2011, 02:38:45 PM
you "sit corrected?"
why is that? because you won't "stand for it?"   ;D

No, it's at desk level, kinda hard to type that way.
Title: Re: The Goose has extended it's range....
Post by: thomasbarnes on July 05, 2011, 06:08:13 AM
I'm surprised that you can't get Goose Island on the East Coast. It's been available in Western NY for about a year now, which is a bit unusual since most brewers who get into the NY market skip upstate NY and go for NYC/Long Island.
Title: Re: The Goose has extended it's range....
Post by: phillamb168 on July 05, 2011, 08:47:16 AM
When I was doing the Chicago Bears fanclub in NYC I got the bar to stock Honkers' ale. This was nearly three years ago (am I that old???) so it's been in that area for a while.
Title: Re: The Goose has extended it's range....
Post by: kramerog on August 05, 2011, 01:58:33 AM
But overflew me in the process......

The new corporate owners of Goose Island Brewery (AB-Inbev) aren't wasting any time finding new markets for their purchase. Yesterday I'm sitting in my favorite little watering hole in Manchester UK (ok it's the Knott Bar, CAMRA pub of the year 2009 and 2010) and lo and behold there's Goose Island coasters on the bar.... They have bottles of the IPA in the cooler. Meanwhile, I still can't get the stuff on the East Coast. Go figure.

I found Matilda at a small package store in N. Dartmouth, MA last summer. 
Title: Re: The Goose has extended it's range....
Post by: narvin on August 05, 2011, 02:02:53 AM
GI is in Maryland as well.
Title: Re: The Goose has extended it's range....
Post by: firedog23 on September 13, 2011, 05:38:28 PM
Goose Island IPA is now in Tesco's, next to the Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.
Title: Re: The Goose has extended it's range....
Post by: beer_crafter on September 16, 2011, 06:37:31 PM
Still can't get 'em in CT.  Eff 'em.   ;)
Title: Re: The Goose has extended it's range....
Post by: theoman on September 23, 2011, 07:08:44 AM
Still can't get 'em in CT.  Eff 'em.   ;)


Funny. Many of the better Belgian beers are easier to find in the US than in Belgium. Before you know it, all beer will be foreign.