The Brew Site

Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch, and more.

The news that rocked the beer world today, that of Anheuser-Busch buying Chicago’s Goose Island Brewing, has (predictably) generated a ton of comments and I’m quite sure a mess of vitriol on the various craft beer forums. I prefer to take an even-handed approach to this news: let’s wait and see what happens. From a day-to-day standpoint for Goose Island, nothing changes except for some shifts amongst the brewers (interestingly, the new Brewmaster as of May 1st is Brett Porter, a Deschutes alum). Long-term? Well… again let’s wait and see.

I’m gratified to see many other bloggers with similar level-headed responses (not speaking to their commentors, necessarily):