Thursday, July 19, 2012

Goose Island Brewery's 312 Urban Wheat Hefeweisen

It's Goose Island Brewery y'all.  If you don't remember it, you probably got rocks for brains, but hey, no ones perfect.  If you need a little refresher, check out this and you'll be all caught up to speed.

So here's a little Chicago history, did I mention this is made in Chicago? It is.  So Goose Island, the actually island, was sort of a big deal; not that it isn't now.  But it's an island in Chicago.  The north end of the island reaches, North Avenue.  The south end end intersects Chicago Avenue; makes sense.  So what the heck divides the island in half? Yeah! YEAH! Division Street.  It's not rocket science you dummy, it's all right here.

This is a real mild wheat beer, not a strong wheaty smell or taste.  You can literally slam one million of these and run the Boston marathon; do they have one of those here?  I put in one of those lemon slices the kids are talking about and it really adds some zing to this, almost too much; it's that mild.  It's cloudy like any wheat beer.  The use Cascade hops with a little Liberty in there.  The IBUs are 20, which makes it as bitter as a kid in a candy store.  The ABV isn't great, 4.2%; so you're better off going to the grocery store and mixing NyQuil and bitters in a red Solo cup and drink it in a dugout in a park in your hometown and maybe feel up a girl that you sort of had the hots for.  Summer lovin'; happens to fast.  Sidenote: NyQuil and bitters will get you LAID.  Try it and report back.

So this stuff is a great day drinking beer so two reasons.  It's light and not that full of booze; so you can slug these at 11:00AM in the morning while watching TeenWolf Too and still make the Rocky marathon that starts at 6:00PM.

312 is the area code of Chicago's south loop; so maybe you learned two things today; congratulations.  And it's an Urban beer which means Jay-Z probably drinks it and it'll make you gangster as shit! I feel like a straight up thug! Makes me wanna loiter at a 7-Eleven parking lot and maybe play the music in the 1991 Toyota Celica real loud in a McDonald's parking lot. So cool.

This stuff runs about $14.00 for a 12 pack, so it's pretty economical; though you can get a case of PBR for the same price which isn't a bad deal either.

I'd certainly get this again, though, since variety is the spice of life, I might lean towards a variety pack because, although you can drink this all day and all night, I'm not sure if I want to.  Easy to drink and fairly classy, sure.  Best wheat I've had, not a chance.  It might be your mom's favorite beer though.

Drinkability: 8/10
Taste: 6/10
Value: 4/10
Curb Appeal: 6/10

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