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