Illinois Craft Brewers Guild 2010 Symposium Ale

During my travels to Chicago and the Goose Island Brewpub in Clybourn, I had the opportunity to sit down and chat with Jared, their head brewer, about Heartwood Symposium Ale 2010. Speaking with Head Brewer of Goose Island This year’s limited collaboration brew was a blend of four completely different beers; a Scotch Ale, a Russian Imperial Stout, a Barleywine and an Imperial IPA, all of which were aged in Woodford Reserve bourbon barrels before blending. Finding the right blend, of course, took quite a bit of time with so many incredible brewers and opinions, but I’d expect nothing less. Below, enjoy Hop Cast’s video excursion of the making of this delicious brew.

It was so good to sit down with Jared last week – I only wish I’d had more time. Thanks again, Jared! Thanks also to Rodolfo for showing me so many incredible breweries and such during my stay. At Goose Island Brewpub with Jared, Head Brewer Cheers! [techtags:SYMPOSIUM ALE, HEARTWOOD, GOOSE ISLAND, HOP CAST]

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