TORONTO, ON – Two years after entering the Canadian market with several brands from its Belgian-inspired Vintage Ales series, Chicago’s Goose Island Beer Co. has announced that one of the beers in its more UK-leaning Classic Ales line is heading north as well.
Goose IPA is a 5.9% abv and 55 IBU ale with the following description:
Launched by Goose Island in 1990, Goose IPA pushed bitterness boundaries at the time by offering beer lovers a fuller flavoured IPA than the traditional English Style it was based on. At first glance, Goose IPA has a brilliant orange blossom and honey colour. With an aroma of floral and perfumey orangey marmalade and a crisp, dry feel, this craft favourite has a toasty malt taste with hints of dried apricot flavours that circles back to a subtle, pleasant bitter finish.
Goose IPA is rolling out in Canada now with brewing and distribution being handled by Labatt Breweries, a sibling company of Goose Island under the AB InBev corporate umbrella. It will be available in all provinces by early May, with format availability (six-packs, 12-packs, draught) and release dates varying by province.
For more details, check with local beer retailers and licensees.