Goose Island Beer Company have announced their first ever European Brewpub will open its doors on Wednesday, 21st November in Shoreditch, London. There will be beer, there will be pizza, there will be live music. Sounds like our kinda place!
Inspired by its beloved sister Brewpub in Chicago, the Shoreditch Brewpub will bring Goose Island brews previously unavailable in the UK such as Old Man Grumpy, Fog Bowl and Next Coast, alongside their world-famous Bourbon County Brand Stout, to name a few.
Following on the Chicage-inspired theme, the food menu will include pizza (duh!), subs, wings, pretzel bites and more.
Heading up the Brewpub will be Goose Island’s very own Siebel Institute certified UK Brewmaster Andrew Walton, who returns to London following a month long immersion in Chicago where he learned all the Goose tricks of the trade.
Responsible for the creation of microbrews made on site, Walton will also be the first in Europe to manage the Rack AeriAle system, an innovative nitrogen draft-dispensing system that connects barrel-aged beers directly to the pub’s tap system without the risk of oxidisation.
“I’ve been working on some crazy delicious microbrews that’ll be available exclusively at our Shoreditch Brewpub.
I know London has always held a special place in Goose Island’s history, and I can’t wait for us to make our mark on British beer culture, creating a new experience in the heart of east London, where foodies, beer drinkers and music lovers alike can join together in appreciation of a good time – and great beer.” – Andrew Walton, Brewmaster
For the grand opening, Goose Island’s Shoreditch Brewpub will have live music and free pizzas throughout the night. Ongoing programming at the Brewpub will include both indie and headliner live acoustic and DJ acts, one off microbrews, tap takeovers, and brewery tours.
If you’re in the area, Goose Island have asked London artist, Jess Wilson to create 10 bespoke one metre high Goose Island heads which have been hidden around Shoreditch. The first 200 people to spot a Goose head, snap a photo, tag Goose Shoreditch on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, and show it to a member of staff at the Brewpub will get a free pint compliments of Goose Island!
It’s time to go goose-hunting…