Almost five years after it was discontinued, one of Goose Island Beer Co.’s beers is returning, albeit in a slightly different form.

The beer in question is Demolition, a 7.2 percent ABV Belgian-style golden ale brewed with “loads” of Pilsen malt and dry-hopped with Chinook and saaz hops. The beer was released on draft at Goose Island in Chicago last month.


Originally released in 2002, Demolition was brewed to commemorate the brewery’s loyal customers who continued to frequent the brewery during the demolition of a mall surrounding the original Goose Island Clybourn location in Chicago. Packaged in both 12- and 22-ounce bottles, that version was brewed with saaz and Styrian Golding hops and was discontinued in late 2011 to “free up space” in the brewery’s lineup.


According to labels filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), the newest incarnation of Demolition will be packaged in 12-ounce bottles. An email sent to the brewery for additional information was not immediately returned.