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Drink Mon Jul 20 2009
Goose Island Brewery has been rolling out new looks for its products over the past six months or so, starting with its small-batch Reserve and Clybourn Heritage beers and most recently its line of sodas.
The beer labels, particularly on the Reserves, are elegant and stylish, almost looking more like wines than beer. But my favorite new look is on Goose Island Root Beer, the granddaddy of the soda line. It's probably no surprise -- after all, it shares the red Chicago star motif with Gapers Block itself -- but between the star and the overall retro feel of the label, it just looks incredibly cool. I'm not sure what defines it as "Chicago Style," as the bottle says, but it remains one of the better root beers available here in the city.