For years, beers from Goose Island’s Fulton and Wood series have been an extremely limited draft-only offering. Each beer in the series gives Goose Island employees from throughout the company the chance to work with our brewers to concept new and exciting beers from scratch.
Enjoying one of these beers was a privilege shared by a lucky few at either the Chicago Taproom or establishments in the surrounding area. The barrel aged porter, A Real Nice Surprise, was one such beer that only a lucky few got to enjoy.
That is, until now. Northern Brewer and Goose Island collaborated to bring you a non barrel aged version of A Real Nice Surprise that you can brew at home. Working closely with R&D brewers from Goose Island, we scaled this recipe perfect for home brewers while retaining the decadent, deep chocolate hue.
Ready to taste it for yourself? Here’s everything you need to know to get started. Cheers!