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Old 03-28-2011, 08:11 PM   #41
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Why? 'Cause he wants money? Because he wants to expand???? Maybe this article from Nov, will put it into perspective.



Maybe he's looking for a little security for his company and his line of beers in these uncertain times. Maybe he's tired, and worried like Fritz Maytag was, about ever finding a successor....
slow down. i didn't say you should, I just said it was his decision, not AB's.
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:14 PM   #42
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I don't like the idea of Goose Island changing, but no one made them sell their company.

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Old 03-28-2011, 08:15 PM   #43
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I’ve already done the beer stuff. I’ve created a new style in bourbon stout, I’ve brought wild fermentation beers to a food community and the masses, and there’s gotta be at least a dozen Goose brewers working as head brewers around the country and I’m terrifically proud of that. Now it’s time for something else.
sad. i don't think the belgian line will be the same without greg.

wonder what he'll do?
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Default Anheuser-Busch buying Goose Island

http://beernews.org/2011/03/anheuser...on/#more-18165

I knew AB had their hands in Goose Island. It was the only thing allowing me to buy 312 in BFE. At least it will still be brewed out of Chicago. We'll see how it develops in the future. I hope its a good move for Goose Island.

Edit: I wanted to point out that I found the link above by DFH posting it on facebook.

I also wanted to post the link to Goose Island's blog from the article. http://www.gooseisland.com/pages/spe...cement/133.php
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Old 03-28-2011, 08:37 PM   #45
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not to be a jag, but:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f5/goose-island-ab-235629/

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sad. i don't think the belgian line will be the same without greg.

wonder what he'll do?
Man, it could be anything, from the most banal like opening a restaurant to building custom surfboards. Imagine already have done something cool that you wanted to do, be successful at it, probably got a decent bit of money from this, and now having freedom to follow another dream? It's awesome.
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No problems. I didn't even think to look in that forum before I posted this.

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Man, it could be anything, from the most banal like opening a restaurant to building custom surfboards. Imagine already have done something cool that you wanted to do, be successful at it, probably got a decent bit of money from this, and now having freedom to follow another dream? It's awesome.
There's a story in AZ's paper today about a local brewer who changed gears into the soda industry....

http://www.azcentral.com/community/s...rewmaster.html
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This is basically the Jake Leinenkugel story except Goose Island is working from a position of power. So the operation is saved and will remain in Chicago (Leinie - Chippewa Falls) and unlike Leinie, GI should be able to preserve the brand. That said, I'm going to be pissed if 312 wheat starts knocking off local brands here in PHX.

Side note, I don't think that Greg has "brewed" in several years, but I understand the anxiety.

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Meh, I never cared much for Goose Island, anyway.

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