Written by: Kevin Schulke, Senior Category Manager Beer & Wine
You know it is something special when you get your own T-H-E proceeding the name and the people at Goose Island Brewing knew this was a very special beer when they named it “The Ogden.”
After all this Belgian Tripel was named after William B. Ogden and not only was he the 1st
to open a Brewery in Chicago, he became their 1st
Mayor. He also served as a Trustee to the Chicago Land Company which sliced a channel creating an Island in the Chicago River later named Goose Island and the namesake of the of the now well know Brewery.
William was not done after a stint in business and public service, he went into the Railroad Business and led a campaign to connect the East and West Coasts with a Railroad Line this effort was completed in 1869 in a town called Ogden Flats Utah and that is where they drove the “Golden Spike” on May 10th
. It was the culmination of of a long and difficult project.
The name Belgian Tripel refers to the use of up to 3 times the malt of the standard Trappist brewing style. This Belgian style Tripel is gold in color with a dense creamy head. The aromas and flavors are of Tropical Fruits with banana characteristics, there is a sweetness from the hops and higher alcohol, true to the Tripel standard of 9 percent alcohol.
We will have a very limited supply of THE OGDEN at our Growler Stations beginning at 10 am on August 8th
, please don’t wait too long for when our barrels are poured, it is gone.
This is beer is truly fitting to be a reward after a long or difficult personal effort whether it is after a hard day working in the yard or after you just drove your own “golden spike”.
Join us on August 8th from 10 AM-Noon at the following locations to taste The Ogden and don’t forget to bring your growler to take home this special brew!
Locations with Growler Stations:
Market 32, Clifton Park, NY (Shoppers World)
Market Bistro, Latham, NY
Bethlehem (Slingerlands), NY
Route 50 (Saratoga, NY)
Market 32, Wilton, NY