July 2013

View from a Bar: Goose Island Pub, Chicago O'Hare

By: Anthony Head

PHOTO: ANTHONY HEAD

More restrictions. Less legroom. More money. Less value. This is the state of air travel today. It's not glamorous. It's not fun. It's just not worth it if you're six-foot-two and have to squeeze into those tiny seats for three hours.

In contrast to my time spent on airplanes, my time spent in airports is positively uplifting.

For example, O'Hare's Terminal 1 (concourse C) has the Goose Island Pub, and Goose Island has the Green Line IPA on tap. This IPA from Chicago's most famous craft brewery (the original brewpub was founded in 1988) is lightly carbonated with hints of zesty citrus, light hops, wheat and barely. Medium-bodied and mellow, the Green Line is welcoming, approachable, and pacifying.

I just with my next flight could be that way.

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