Tropic Beam by Goose Island Beer Company
This juicy banger uses Citra, Amarillo and Simcoe hops for huge notes of tropical fruit and citrus.
The live tasting of this beer was on 14th April 2022 #BeerBods
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A now stalwart of the global craft beer scene, Goose Island Beer Company was founded by John Hall way back in 1988.
The story began with a trip to Europe, when founder John took a tour across the continent. Pint by pint, he savored the styles and selections of brews in every region, and thought to himself, “America deserves some damn fine beer like this, too.”
Craft brewing wasn’t widely known at the time, but upon return from his European sojourn, John set out to change all that. He settled down in his hometown of Chicago—a city perfect for craft beer, with rapidly evolving tastes and the largest system of freshwater on the planet. And then he got to brewing.
By 1995, John’s beer had become so popular that he decided to open a larger brewery, along with a bottling plant to keep up with demand. 1999 brought even more growth, along with an additional brewpub. Fast forward to today, what was once one man’s pint-filled dream has become one of the biggest craft brewery empires on the planet. With multiple brewpubs across the globe including our very own in Shoreditch, London (well worth a visit), you’d be hard-pressed to find a craft beer lover anywhere who hadn’t heard or tried one of Goose Islands beers.
Tonight’s beer, however, is one many will not have tried before. Tropic Beam is fairly new to the Goose range. A 5.5% New England IPA that just screams summer and perfect for a warm bank holiday weekend. This juicy banger uses Citra, Amarillo and Simcoe hops for huge notes of tropical fruit and citrus.