CHICAGO — Beer scientists over at Goose Island Brewery have seemingly done the impossible.
They've melded the aromatic spices of Indian cuisine with American hops to create their newest limited release: Devon Ave. Pale Ale.
"I kind of wanted to do a beer that was like a trip around the world," brewer Taylor Nelson said alongside the rest of his team in a company video released last week.
Ben Woodard tells us what's in the new brew:
The team sourced most of the spices — amchoor, cardamom, ajowan — from Devon Ave.'s Patel Brother's grocery store.
The spices, mixed with a chai tea blend, created a true Indian pale ale.
The finished beer represents "the tradition of English brewing, the cuisine of India and the knowledge of our brewers in Chicago," according to Goose Island.
The experimental brew was created as part of the brewer's Fulton & Wood limited release draft series, in which small groups of brewers "is given full creative license to brew whatever they dream up and share it with the city of Chicago."
Devon Ave. Pale Ale was introduced late last month at a release party at The Globe Pub in North Center.