Fulton & Wood

Fulton & Wood with Goose Island Brewmaster Jared Jankoski

Fulton & Wood with Goose Island Brewmaster Jared Jankoski

NEAR WEST SIDE, CHICAGO

As it is at any brewery, there's no position more important than Brewmaster. At a brewery as big as Goose Island, the job of Brewmaster comes with even more responsibility and a constant magnifying glass on every decision made. The man making those decisions for Goose today is Jared Jankoski, former Head Brewer at New Glarus, now leading one of the most talented brewing teams in the industry. We sat down with the fourth Goose Island Brewmaster to dig into his past, present responsibilities, why he doesn't always like Goose Island alumni breweries, and even the name of his 'famous' cat.

The Brewers of Goose Island Clybourn

The Brewers of Goose Island Clybourn

LINCOLN PARK, CHICAGO

Chicago is a brewer's kind of town. The city's history is chock full of beer, dating back to the 19th century, persisting through the dark days of Prohibition, and finally to the near constant industry expansion we see today. If you define, as most do, the "modern" craft beer movement as beginning sometime in the late 1980's, there's an unquestioned name that pioneered the local movement during an otherwise miserable time for craft beer in Chicago.