As anyone who’s traveled much around the U.S. knows, the selection of great beer in Nebraska is, at best, described as “lacking”. So, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Goose Island has brought some of its small-batch beers to the state. (If you get a chance to try them, the Bourbon County Stout and Imperial IPA are both amazing.)
The only place I had seen those two beers in a bar setting here in Lincoln was at Yia-Yia’s. Over the past few months, I’ve become very fond of Doc’s Place here in the Haymarket; it’s a very good bar for the “just beyond college” crowd. Last week, I casually mentioned to one of the bartenders that, since they carried a decent selection of Goose Island beers already, they should try to get some Imperial IPA in stock. By last Friday, there it was. It’s kinda cool that they followed through with a random suggestion of mine.