(Chicago, IL) – A couple noteworthy changes were announced by Goose Island today…just four months after the announcement of AB InBev‘s purchase of the brewery.
The changes as outlined by the original The Chicagoist report include:
1) “outsourcing the remaining brewing of Honkers Ale and India Pale Ale to Red Hook Ale Brewing, with locations in Portsmouth, NH, Seattle and Woodinville, WA”
2) “brewing of 312 Urban Wheat ale will be split between Goose Island’s Fulton Street brewery and an Anheuser-Busch brewing plant in Baldwinsville, NY”
CEO, John Hall, told multiple outlets that this meant the return of Christmas Ale, Nut Brown Ale and expansion of barrel aged and sour ale projects.
AB CEO, Dave Peacock, said at the time of the purchase announcement that A-B would not brew Goose Island beers in St. Louis but he apparently never ruled out New York.
Earlier this month, it was reported that AB InBev was trademarking area codes that could potentially be used in local-themed beers similar to 312 Urban Wheat.