Update[03/28/2011 at 8:08 am]: Title should now read Goose Island IS a Anheuser Busch product
I have seen this mentioned on the net a few times and I just want to be clear that it is simply not true. I just want to clarify that Goose Island is not a Anheuser Busch product. They recently signed a deal with Anheuser Busch for them to distribute Goose Island products. Widmer did buy a stake in the company. AB does own a share of Widmer. Why does this matter? It doesn’t. AB does not have any hand in the brewing of the beer. I am a beer geek and I try to drink non macro. I just don’t want them getting piled on because of a rumor. While Goose is not my favorite brewer (they certainly rank in the top ten) they do produce great beers (Matilda is amazing) that are produced locally. I am just trying to stick up for a local micro that is trying to run a business.