Goose Island Migrates to St. Louis

Goose Island Migration Week is underway in St. Louis. The Chicago based craft brewer is bringing its beer and its people to town to meet local beer drinkers and share some special brews.

Goose Glass

A schedule of Goose Island Migration Week events is posted below.

Reisch photo

I chatted Tuesday at ITAP in the CWE with Patrick Reisch (pictured), a Goose Island brewer who has St. Louis roots. In the first segment he discusses what’s different since Goose was purchased by AB/InBev. I began by asking if he is related to George Reisch, brewmaster at the St. Louis A-B brewery. (Segment 1 runs 3:16)

Goose BCS

Of course I asked Patrick “where’d you go to high school?” but in the second segment we also discuss various Goose Island brews, including their Bourbon County Stout. He suggests a favorite food to pair with BCS. (Segment 2 runs 8:18)

In segment 3, Patrick Reisch talks about Sophie, Matilda and Lolita. He begins by talking about the difference between being a brewer and being a brewmaster. (Segment 3 runs 5:02)

Goose tshirt

Here are some of the week’s highlights:

Goose Island Tap Invasion – Wednesday, October 16, 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Llywelyn’s Webster Groves, 17 West Moody Avenue, Webster Groves

Beer Geek Tap Invasion – Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Shamrock’s, 4177 Veterans Memorial Parkway, St. Peters

Goose Island Tap Takeover – Thursday, October 17, 6:00 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Three Kings, 6307 Delmar Boulevard, University City



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