Yesterday a new pale from Goose Island hit liquor store shelves and coolers, Ten Hills Pale Ale. This is a tasty beer brewed with hops (specifically Perle, Cascade and Saaz) from Elk Mountain Farms in Idaho. It’s hoppy enough for me, an IPA lover, whereas many pales are not. Yet it’s certainly not overly bitter; it’s nicely balanced and very flavorful.
Ten Hills is only available through March, so be sure to check it out before it’s gone. And while you’re out looking for it, should you happen to stumble across any of Goose Island’s Bourbon County Brand Stout, grab it while you can. I was lucky enough to get this beer on tap last Friday, and I’m already craving more. It is an extremely thick, strong stout (14.5% ABV) and is aged for up to 5 years. It’s quite a treat and a must-try for anyone who loves dark, barrel aged beers.
Honestly, until recently I hadn’t tried anything from Goose Island in many years. But I have to say these two beers definitely meet my approval. I will be keeping an eye out for more interesting releases from them in the near future.