Coming soon from Goose Island Brewing is “Big John” imperial stout. The name “Big John” refers to the John Hancock Building in Chicago, Illinois. The label depicts the pattern on the building. The Hancock Building is built with X braces to help the building withstand wind.
Because the Hancock Building is such a stand out in the Chicago skyline, Goose Island wanted a beer that “stands out vividly against the little soft beers out there.” Big John is big on roasted malts and cacoa nibs. This big beer is also “with a body as substantial and black as the building to which it pays homage, Big John is sure to inspire a sense of awe with each sip.”
Style: Imperial Stout
Malts: 2-Row, Munich, Chocolate, Caramel, Roasted Barley, De-bittered Black
Availability: 22oz Bombers.
Arrival: April, 2011