Honestly, an island full of geese doesn't sound like the ideal place to knock back a few beers. But if the beers are as good as what Goose Island makes, we won't complain. Especially if the geese are friendly. Born in 1988 after a pint-filled tour across Europe, the brewery has been one of the most successful American micro-brews since its debut. As evidenced by the Goose Island IPA, the goal is to give you something you'll love while challenging your tastes at the same time.