At the corner of Fulton & Wood streets in Chicago, Goose Island’s original brewery has been a hub of innovation since its doors opened. To this day, the spirit of experimentation remains strong with the Fulton & Wood series. Each release gives Goose Island employees from throughout the company the chance to work with our brewers to concept new, exciting beers from scratch.
1516 Is brewed to honor the traditional German brewing practices and processes as a gently smoked Bavarian Kellerbier, slightly hazy with bready malt and a clean finish. Well balanced and complex, the beer drinks well alone or with food.
The name 1516 is an homage to the 500th anniversary of the Reinheitsgebot or German Beer Purity Law. This law stated that the only ingredients that could be used in production of beer were water, barley and hops. This law was adopted by all of Bavaria on April 23, 1516 making this year the 500th anniversary.