Wow, really big news for Chicago Beer lovers today. It seems that AB will actually be buying Goose Island Brewing.
About 4 years ago AB made a big investment in GI and partnered with them to do distribution. At the time I honked my horn(pun intended) saying that Goose as not a AB product. Since then, that post has been one of my biggest search terms (sad I know). It seems that has changed.
I wish the Hall family all the best, and only hope this represents an opportunity for them to start a new venture. However, today, Chicago has lost their anchor brewery and a bit of their brewing soul.