Since it opened in 1995, Goose Island's production facility has been a workhorse, while the brewpubs served as the face of the company for thirsty guests. Now that the brewpubs and the production facility are separate (but collaborative) entities, the crew down at Fulton & Wood needed it's own way to throw open the doors. So for the first time ever, they're going to be able to offer public tours and pour beers like Bourbon County Stout, Juliet, and perhaps most exciting for me, Honkers on cask.
Congrats to the team lead by Ken Stout on producing a stunning taproom, and partners like Right Way Signs for painting some incredible lettering and imagery. We can't wait for it to officially open. Hours will be tight at first, only a couple days a week, and it'll close early so they don't compete with their retailers in the neighborhood (a classy move). I know for the Intellientsia crew right next door, this will be the happiest of happy hour spots.
When you finally get a chance to go, take a look around. You'll see some of GBH's best shots from Elk Mountain on the walls. It really takes us back.