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Goose Island Brewpub

Postby Craig » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:27 am

Ontario Beverage Net ‏@OntarioBevNet Apr 4
Goose Island is opening a Brewpub in Toronto on Esplanade.

Despite the Evil Empire aspect, I fully support the expansion of the GI brand into Toronto/Ontario. Hopefully this leads to some of the rarer brews being available.
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Re: Goose Island Brewpub

Postby El Pinguino » Wed Apr 06, 2016 11:34 am

Interesting...have never been to a Goose Island brewpub, but I'm happy when any new beer spot opens!
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Re: Goose Island Brewpub

Postby BakaGaijin » Wed Apr 06, 2016 5:19 pm

Went to the Goose Island pub at O'Hare Airport. It was shit. Hopefully, this is not the same.
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Re: Goose Island Brewpub

Postby El Pinguino » Wed Apr 06, 2016 6:08 pm

BakaGaijin wrote:Went to the Goose Island pub at O'Hare Airport. It was shit. Hopefully, this is not the same.


Well, to be fair there...have you ever been impressed by any airport bar or restaurant? I know I haven't.
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Re: Goose Island Brewpub

Postby BakaGaijin » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:30 pm

El Pinguino wrote:
BakaGaijin wrote:Went to the Goose Island pub at O'Hare Airport. It was shit. Hopefully, this is not the same.


Well, to be fair there...have you ever been impressed by any airport bar or restaurant? I know I haven't.


Laurelwood Brewery at PDX was pretty good.
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Re: Goose Island Brewpub

Postby Craig » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:21 am

El Pinguino wrote:
BakaGaijin wrote:Went to the Goose Island pub at O'Hare Airport. It was shit. Hopefully, this is not the same.


Well, to be fair there...have you ever been impressed by any airport bar or restaurant? I know I haven't.


I've been to the Clybourn location and wasn't particularly impressed either. It was fine, but It wasn't as good as the Amsterdam brewpub, for example. But that was just on some random day. They host events and stuff at these places that are pretty good. Heck, they might even brew Lolita or something there on occasion.
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Re: Goose Island Brewpub

Postby alsiem » Thu Apr 07, 2016 1:07 pm

I've been to the one in Wrigleyville . It was a standard sports bar with typical pub food. Obviously some good beers on tap but it would not be difficult to replicate the atmosphere or menu regardless of the airport location.
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Re: Goose Island Brewpub

Postby Gavin » Thu Apr 07, 2016 2:16 pm

Ugh, the Esplanade. Douchebag central, but touristy, so I guess it kinda makes sense.
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Re: Goose Island Brewpub

Postby El Pinguino » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:28 pm

Gavin wrote:Ugh, the Esplanade. Douchebag central, but touristy, so I guess it kinda makes sense.


is it that bad these days? I used to work in that area a long time ago but rarely go now. I find the King West area, near WVRST, a shitshow on weekends.
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Re: Goose Island Brewpub

Postby napoleon » Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:00 pm

El Pinguino wrote:
BakaGaijin wrote:Went to the Goose Island pub at O'Hare Airport. It was shit. Hopefully, this is not the same.


Well, to be fair there...have you ever been impressed by any airport bar or restaurant? I know I haven't.

New Belgium in Denver has a perfectly respectable brewpub. The GI in O'Hare has some of the least comfortable places to hang out and worst staff of any place in the airport.
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Re: Goose Island Brewpub

Postby Gavin » Sat Apr 09, 2016 11:20 am

El Pinguino wrote:
Gavin wrote:Ugh, the Esplanade. Douchebag central, but touristy, so I guess it kinda makes sense.


is it that bad these days? I used to work in that area a long time ago but rarely go now. I find the King West area, near WVRST, a shitshow on weekends.


That area of King W is definitely worse. As one of my friends said, "If douchebags could fly, King and Portland would be an airport."

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