New Goose Island Brew Honors Chicago's First Mayor

The Ogden, a Belgian-style tripel beer, debuts May 5

Goose Island's The Ogden Beer

CHICAGO -- The second beer in Goose Island Beer Co.'s Imperial Series will hit store shelves beginning May 5. The Ogden, a Belgian-style tripel beer, is an homage to Chicago’s first mayor, William B. Ogden, who opened Chicago’s first brewery. He also was a trustee to the Chicago Land Co., which cut a channel that resulted in the creation of Goose Island, the namesake of Goose Island Beer Co.

Here's the lowdown on this new brew:

Taste Profile: The brewers at Goose Island’s Fulton Street Brewery in Chicago dry hopped this Belgian-style tripel to balance spicy, tropical American hop fl­avors with unique Belgian yeast character, giving it a bolder, more complex palate.

Color, Aroma and Taste: With a "straw" color and a fl­oral aroma, The Ogden is spicy, yet balanced and not overly "hoppy," to give the Tripel a bold and complex palate.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied

Hops: Citra, Brewers Gold & Saaz

Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint

ABV/IBU: 9% / 35

Availability: The Ogden is a national, limited release available in 12-oz. bottles (4-packs) and on tap beginning May 5.

Goose Island Beer, Chicago, is an Anheuser-Busch company.