Goose Island Halia Belgian Style Wild Ale

Halia is a farmhouse ale aged in wine barrels with whole peaches, resulting in bright, effervescent fruit notes in a soft, hazy body that finishes slightly tart and sweet with the pleasant character of ripe, juicy peaches. Literally meaning 'remembrance of a loved one' in Hawaiian, Halia was brewed in memory of the dear friend of one of our brewers who loved peaches. Founded in Chicago in 1988, Goose Island is one of the most successful craft breweries in the Midwest and produces some of the most popular, and award winning, beers in the U.S. Since 1989, Goose Island beers have won a variety of awards at acclaimed beer events including the World Beer Championships, World Beer Cup, World Expo of Beer and the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). Aged in Wine Barrels with Whole Peaches. Fruit notes in a soft, hazy body that finishes slightly tart and sweet. Literally meaning 'remembrance of a loved one' in Hawaiian, Halia was brewed in memory of the dear friend of one of our brewers who loved peaches. Goose Island Halia Belgian Style Wild Ale is aged in wine barrels with whole peaches, resulting in bright, effervescent fruit notes in a soft, hazy body that finishes slightly tart and sweet with the pleasant character of ripe, juicy peaches. Litterally meaning 'rememberance of a loved one' in Hawaiian, Halia was brewed in memory of the dear friend of one of our brewers who loved peaches. ' - the presence of Brett keeps Halia from becoming cloyingly sweet, and the oak from the barrels imparts a density that you'd typically associate with a high-end wine. The finish is crisp and tart, with echoes of a dry white wine mixed with another round of peach.' -Paste Magazine, January 22, 2014. 7.9% ABV and 20 IBU. Goose Island Halia Belgian Style Wild Ale pairs well with lighter food including salads, seafood, and sushi.