Craft Brewing and Distilling News for February 23, 2016February 23, 2016
•Five years after selling Goose Island Brewing to Anheuser-Busch InBev for almost $39 million, John Hall is parting with the last piece of the company that he founded in 1988. He has a deal to sell his original brewpub on Clybourn Avenue on Chicago’s north side to Anheuser-Busch for an undisclosed price, thus ending his involvement with the company at the age of 73. In 2011, when A-B acquired Goose Island, it was barred by ordinance from also owning any brewpubs. More recently, state laws have been relaxed to allow brewers to hold up to three on-premise licenses. A-B executives indicated that they would upgrade the Clybourn facility with newer equipment and an expanded portfolio of Goose Island beer recipes in the near future.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.