Episode 146 – Goose Island Pere Jacques

Our recent supplier of great beers – Chris Quinn out of Chicago – sent us this Belgian Dubbel (double) a little while back. The Goose Island Beer Co., out of Chicago, IL, makes this “Pere Jacques” – a spicy beer that could definitely take to aging very well. We both loved it, but saw even more potential a year or two in to the cellar, where it would soften up a little and allow the underlying vanilla notes to really come out. Our love again to Chris, thanks for another great beer!

  • http://twitter.com/quinnsi Chris Quinn

    It's pronounced “Pear” Jacque. Johnny got it right the last time he mentioned it. Also, it is in fact an homage beer, although not to John Hall, but to Pere Jacques, a Belgian monk who was known for giving refuge to those in need. While in Belgium, the Hall's were given extraordinary levels of hospitality from a certain monk, whom they honor with this beer.

  • http://davemartorana.com Dave Martorana

    Well there you go people!