Third Goose brand to move production out of Chicago
Three months after being acquired by Anheuser-Busch, Goose Island Beer Co. announced last week that the fast growing 312 Urban Wheat Ale will be brewed at the upstate New York AB plant.
The 312 brand now accounts for about half of the breweries sales. It is the third Goose beer to leave its hometown; all of the brewery’s India pale ale and most of its Honker’s Ale are brewed at a Redhook brewing facility in Portsmouth, N.H.
The company has said they hope to return all Goose Island brewing to Chicago within the next three or four years by building a new Goose Island plant in the local area.