From this mornings Chicago Tribune: Goose Island may partner with maker of Budweiser
The beer industry has been buzzing for weeks about talks between Chicago’s largest microbrewery and Anheuser-Busch Cos., fostering speculation the St. Louis beer giant may be interested in buying an ownership stake in Goose Island.
Goose Island president and founder John Hall confirmed that the maker of Honker’s Ale and other brands is in talks with Anheuser-Busch, but those discussions have been limited to “distribution issues,” he said. He declined to comment further on the nature of the talks.
The brewery that made Celis White was aquired by one of the macrobrews and it was never the same again. I’d hate to see the Goose ruined that way too.