Following the shuttering of its Wrigleyville brewpub, change is coming to Goose Island's Fulton Street brewery in the form of a tasting room and public tours. The company's director of consumer experience, Ken Stout, tells the Tribune that the move is a necessary one considering how many other breweries have these in place already.
The tours and the tasting room, which will have seating for 89, should begin in the early part of 2015. The tasting room will initially be open Thursdays through Saturdays and employ eight taps featuring national, local and specialty Goose drafts. The brewery tours will be available via reservation and will include beer samples and a Goose Island pint glass.
The Trib also reports that Half Acre Beer Co. is expanding their taproom on Lincoln Avenue by 60 percent in addition to their already-in-the-works-plans for a second brewery.