Goose Island’s Road to the Harvest

Hops come in a wide range of varieties, all of which possess unique characteristics and originate from all over the world. As we all know, hops are an essential ingredient in beer and no matter what profile a brewer is trying to create - whether it's spicy, woody, citrus, floral, etc. - there's a perfect hop varietal uniquely grown to achieve it. Like any ingredient, the better the quality the better the final product, which is why our friends at Goose Island grow their own at Elk Mountain Farms in Bonners Ferry, Idaho.

Join Goose Island on the Road to the Harvest, as they head to Elk Mountain Farms to gather hops used throughout their beer portfolio. The road is a long one and filled with many challenges. Complete these challenges to unlock exclusive badges and awesome Goose Island merch…Or go for the grand prize - a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Elk Mountain Farms in Idaho during hop harvest season, complete with an exclusive concert, gourmet food, and luxury camping.

From March 1st through May 31st, complete the various criteria listed below to unlock the corresponding badges and their associated levels. As you unlock these badges, you will earn points. Each badge and level will earn you a different amount of points. Once you've earned enough points, you can then redeem them for one of the many prizes available from Goose Island. You can keep track of your progress and see a full list of prizes at

Road to the Harvest:

  1. Cascade
    Check-in any Goose Island beer.
  2. Centennial
    Check-in Goose Island IPAs (3 Levels).
  3. Hallertau
    Check-in Goose Island beers at your favorite bars and restaurants (3 Levels: Level 1 is 3 checkins, Level 2 is 5 checkins and Level 3 is 10 checkins). You can check-in to the same beer to earn this badge.
  4. Saaz
    Check-in a different variety of Goose Island's core beers: 312, Four Star, Green Line, Honkers, Preseason, Summertime, Old Man Grumpy, Fassinator, and My Shout (3 Levels: Level 1 is 2 different beers, Level 2 is 3 different beers, and Level 3 is 4 different beers). You must check-in different beers to earn this badge.
  5. Amarillo
    Check-in a Goose Island Sofie during brunch, 8AM - 3PM (local time).
  6. Millennium
    Check-in a variety of Goose Island's rare/limited-release beers (3 Levels: Level 1 is 1 checkin, Level 2 is 3 checkins and Level 3 is 5 checkins). This list includes Bourbon County Brand Stouts, Sour Sisters, and Cooper Project Beers. You can check-in to the same beer to earn this badge.
All check-ins must include a picture to count towards the Road to the Harvest Challenge

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Must be 21 years or older to participate. No purchase necessary to enter. Prizes redeemable by US residents only. Prizes are available while supplies last and must be redeemed before May 31, 2017.

Wed, 01 Mar 2017 17:12:09 +0000

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