In this beer blog, we are going to get into a beer from the brewpub from Goose Island Brewing. The beer is their Upstream IPA. This beer is not in package. It is beer they brew at their brewpub for their bar. If you read my past blogs, you know the history of Chicago craft brewery. If you have not read them, please, read those beer blogs to get to know this brewer. Let us get into the beer.
It has a clear golden color with constant white head on this India Pale Ale. The smell is citrus in the beer. The taste has carbonated citrus notes with a dry hoppy finish. It is a pretty drinkable beer.
Here is their website and twitter addresses:
Twitter: @GooseIsland and @GooseClybourn
In the end, I had a chances to go down to the Goose Island Brewpub for one of my going away parties. I had a few brews and this was one of them. I had a chances to try the Alt and a one of their wheat ales. I cannot think of the names of those beers. I am a huge fan of India Pale Ales. It was a no brainier to pick this beer. I love the hops but not a fan of the malty backbone. I just felt the hops were attacking it a little too much for my liking. It is a drinkable beer and that is what won me over on this brew. If this beer is still on draft, I recommend you trying this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser