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Fishtown’s New Brewpub Has an Opening Date

Goose Island lands in Philly

A rendering of Goose Island Brewhouse

Goose Island Beer Co. out of Chicago is heading to Philly. Goose Island Brewhouse will open at 1002 Canal Street in Fishtown on March 2 in a 10,500-square-foot building that used to be a dry-ice manufacturer. About half of that space will be open to the public for drinking Goose House beers and eating pub fare like mussels, burgers, and hanger steak. Neighbors include Philadelphia Distilling, music venue Fillmore Philadelphia, and post-apocalyptic theme restaurant Mad Rex. The brewery has been owned by Anheuser-Busch InBev since 2011.

The new brewhouse will pour Goose Island’s beers from 28 draft lines and two cask engines, along with some only-in-Philly creations from in-house brewer Tim Caron, who’s coming from Tuckahoe Brewing at the Jersey Shore.

In the kitchen at the brewhouse is executive chef Brennan Miller, most recently at Harvest Seasonal Grill, according to The menu is being described as “traditional brewpub food.” It’s similar to the offerings at Goose Island’s Clybourn Brewhouse in Chicago. Look for lots of beer-friendly snacks, like sweet and salty peanuts, a cheese plate, and mussels; several salads and sandwiches; and entrees likes dry-aged hanger steak, chicken pot pie, and fish and chips.

“Philadelphians know food and beer. I’m looking forward to introducing something new with our locally sourced and sustainable menu, and interesting pairings between our elevated pub menu and locally brewed Goose Island beers,” Miller said in a statement.

Chicago design and fabrication firm 555 International, who did the Clybourn Brewhouse’s recent renovation, is designing the Philly location as well.

When it’s open, Goose Island Brewhouse’s hours will be Monday to Thursday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday from 4 p.m. to midnight, Saturday from 11 a.m. to midnight, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Over the summer it will open for lunch too.

Take a peek at the renderings, complete with shadow people:

And here’s the food menu: