| Mar 28, 2011
| 7:43 PM
A couple of years ago I was in a craft-beer bar in Helsinki and felt more than a little pride when I spied Bourbon County Brand Stout on the menu.
I didn’t order it — the thick, black Goose Island brew was close to $40 for a 22-ounce bottle....
| Apr 11, 2011
| 3:18 PM
It wasn’t celebrating the $38 million acquisition of his family’s brewery by Anheuser-Busch – it was just a birthday party. But it ended with a bartender saying that Goose Island brewmaster Greg Hall urinated into two beer glasses...
| Jul 5, 2011
| 10:04 AM
UPDATE: Following up on our post from last week (see below), the Chicago site for eater.com has a few more details this morning on Greg Hall's venture into cider.
Among the revelations: Virtue Cider will likely start filling glasses in early 2012,...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 11:38 AM
Three months after being acquired by Anheuser-Busch, Goose Island Beer Co. said today that its massively popular 312 Urban Wheat Ale will soon be brewed in an AB facility in upstate New York.
Brewing a beer named for Chicago in Baldwinsville, N.Y. -- 700...
| Mar 28, 2011
| 6:50 AM
Beer geeks are already wringing their hands that the sale of Goose Island Beer Co. to Anheuser-Busch -- better known as Budweiser -- will compromise one of craft beer's leading lights.
But Goose founder and Chief Executive Officer John Hall said the...
| Apr 8, 2011
| 12:06 PM
I often wonder how I would enjoy life with a sensitivity to gluten. Spaghetti is hands-down my favorite food and I would have a hard time giving up sandwiches.
But imagining the horror of a beer-free existence led me to explore gluten-free brews, and...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 8:04 AM
Blue Moon in Bulgaria? Carling and Coors Light in Croatia? With its $3.54-billion purchase of Prague- and Amsterdam-based brewer StarBev, Molson Coors Brewing Co. may be able to place more of its brands in Central and Eastern Europe.
| Sep 24, 2010
| 4:35 PM
A role as a Mekon isn't necessarily the greatest lot for a rock 'n' roller. Now into Decade No. 4, the Mekons have consistently been critically adored and commercially ignored. Multiple major-label deals have come and gone, and the luxury......
| Nov 8, 2010
| 12:46 PM
Â Four Loko — the fruityÂ beverage the combinesÂ high alcohol content with a punch of caffeine — isÂ getting a second look from retailers. Even thoughÂ state and federal officials haven't outlawed the product,Â a...
| Dec 24, 2010
| 9:32 PM
According to a statement by Busch's attorney, Art Margulies, "there is absolutely nothing suspicious about [Martin's] passing." Nothing other than 27-year-olds don't usually suddenly die....
| Jan 6, 2011
| 4:32 PM
Street and Smith's Sports Business Daily is reporting that ESPN and the NFL "have agreed to broad terms on a new media rights deal that will be worth nearly $2 billion per year."...