Goose Island Beer Co. began as a single brewpub known as the Clybourn, which was opened in May 1988 by John Hall in Lincoln Park, Chicago. But before opening that pub and getting into the industry, Hall turned to Karl Strauss as a consultant. Strauss (who died in 2006) was a German-American brewer that fled Nazi Germany in 1939, was at one time a master brewer for Pabst Brewing Co., and eventually went on to become an executive and consultant in the American brewing industry. Karl Strauss Brewing Co., which he helped found in 1989, continues to bear his name. Strauss was a big mentor to Hall as his dream of opening a brewery was coming to fruition. As an homage to Strauss, the newly renovated Goose Island Clybourn Brewpub has a room named after him. Just watch the video above to learn a little more about the relationship.
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Goose Island’s John Hall talks about his mentor, Karl Strauss http://t.co/WdgAbg9MAN (via @CraftBrewingBiz)
Goose Island’s John Hall talks about his mentor, Karl Strauss http://t.co/R2Ft7znZlK
Goose Island’s John Hall talks about his mentor, Karl Strauss http://t.co/h0qtgCRtFV via @craftbrewingbiz