also duty-free guys falling over and grabbing their shins
For all the fans out there of Chicago Based Goose Island Beers...
Anheuser Busch is buying them. Hopefully they will let Goose Island keep brewing their own stuff and they wont mess with success. The 312 is my favorite wheat (more beer less citrus than say, a Blue Moon or Oberon) and Matilda is just delicious.
My last time in Chicago I saw that they have a "Green Line" brew, which is brewed using all local ingredients, sold only in Kegs only in Chicago, and for way cheap. I thought that was a cool thing, and hopefully some of those small business style things keep going.
Any other Goose Island fans out there? Any other similar beer suggestions for when/if AB screws this up?
EDIT: WSJ Article has a pretty... upbeat take on it http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20110328-709258.html talks about how GI was struggling to meet demand, and most of the staff (less the Brewmaster) is staying put