www.wine-girl.net
    Home   |   Archives   |   Calendar   |   Wine & Food Pairing   |   Wine Trails
Mar 28

Anheuser-Busch Buys Goose Island

For those of you who have been reading the blog for a long time, you know that I’m a huge fan of Goose Island. Whenever we go to Chicago, we make a special point of heading out to the brewery for seasonals and dinner. I even co-hosted an event last year with the Dilly Cafe, the Hoperatives, and Goose Island. They make my favorite beers.

It was announced today that Anheuser-Busch has purchased Goose Island. Now remember, Anheuser-Busch itself is owned by global conglomerate InBev, so in essence, InBev now owns Goose Island.

I know this is probably a good thing for Goose Island, and the deal was worth a lot of beer: $38.8 million. According to WBEZ Chicago, not much will change:

In a statement, the head of Goose Island, John Hall, said the Chicago company has grown so rapidly in the last five years that demand for Goose Island beers has outgrown the capacity of its brewery. Hall said the company has had to limit production of some of the beers. Hall said the deal with Anheuser-Busch will help Goose Island continue to grow.

“This agreement helps us achieve our goals with an ideal partner who helped fuel our growth, appreciates our products and supports their success,” Hall said in a statement.

In announcing the acquisition, Goose Island said Hall will continue to be responsible for the Chicago brewery, which the company says will remain in operation.

So I have my fingers crossed I won’t see a Matilda Select or Fleur Lime anytime in the near future.

Share on FacebookEmail This
Copyright Creative Commons by-nc-nd My Wine Education.
Posted by Michelle at 12:05 pm in Beer, Beer-Guy.net | Permalink | Comments (8)

8 Responses to “Anheuser-Busch Buys Goose Island”

  1. Anheuser-Busch Buys Goose Island: For those of you who have been reading the blog for a long time, you know that… http://bit.ly/eEc5FQ

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  2. Anheuser-Busch Buys Goose Island: For those of you who have been reading the blog for a long time, you know that… http://bit.ly/eEc5FQ

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  3. Anheuser-Busch Buys Goose Island: For those of you who have been reading the blog for a long time, you know that… http://bit.ly/hYpmuS

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  4. New on Wine-Girl: Anheuser-Busch Buys Goose Island http://dlvr.it/Lk80d

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  5. FindWinery says:

    $: Anheuser-Busch Buys Goose Island: For those of you who have been reading the blog for a long time, you know t… http://bit.ly/g2OjeN

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  6. WineBlogFeed says:

    Anheuser-Busch Buys Goose Island http://bit.ly/eEc5FQ #Wine

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  7. Anheuser-Busch Buys Goose Island http://bit.ly/hzvvrW

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

  8. monkycooky says:

    RT @MyWineryGuides: Anheuser-Busch Buys Goose Island http://bit.ly/hzvvrW

    This comment was originally posted on Twitter

Contributing Authors

Wine-Girl.net Rating Scale

Recent Posts

Categories

Wine Competitions Wine Book Club (WBC) Wine Judging Reviews Readings Whiskey Watch France Weblogs Games Wine Clubs Books RIP Repost WBW #65 Wine Glossary Wine Maps TasteCamp Web/Tech Marketing Uncategorized Legislation Recipes Florida Recession Wine Meet the Winemaker Greatest Hits Drink Pink! (BCRF) Holiday Current Affairs Television Spirits Photos Wine Shop Wednesday Contests Scotch & Whiskey History Disney Wine Tech Food and Wine Pairings Mad Men Monday Guest Writers Pop Culture Food and Drink Wine Blogs Knowledge Entertainment Dinner and Drinks Life Charity Benefits News Beer-Guy.net Special Events Beer WBW Local Wineries Cocktails Wine Shops Restaurants Travel Wineries Wine Notes Wine Events Weekly Cincinnati Wine Events Wine Misc Local Tastings Cincinnati

Links That Make Us Happy

Sponsors


sponsors

WineGirl on Facebook

Krystal Pepper Memorial Scholarship Fund

Raising money for a scholarship fund in memory of Michelle's little sister who passed away in 2007Click here for information on the Krystal Pepper Memorial Scholarship Fund.


Winner, Best Cincinnati Weblog 2007

Alltop, all the cool kids (and me)

Ads from our kind sponsors …