A sad day for Chicago beer lovers as the Chicago Tribune is reporting that Goose Island’s first brewpub, located on Clybourn Street in Chicago, will close at the end of the year due to an inability to renew its lease. Although Goose Island’s production brewery and Wrigleyville pub will remain open, this is a bad day for beer in Chicago. Chicago remains one of the biggest American cities to have so few brewpubs, and this is yet another loss. As the location also houses some of the Siebel Institute’s activities, it will likely see change as well. I’ve spent some time in the pub enjoying GI’s beers and will have to make a return trip before it closes for good.
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