Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Goose Island sells out to Anheuser-Busch?!!? | Chad'z Beer Op-Eds


I'm an opinionated person and I love beer, so it only makes sense to start a series of video op-eds on the beer industry. We certainly have a great introductory issue: Goose Island is now majority-owned by Anheuser-Busch/InBev (Budweiser). This of course raises a lot of controversial questions: Why does Bud want to own Goose Island and what are their long-range plans? Will Goose Island's integrity be maintained or will the recipes be dumbed-down for Bud's audience? Is this good for the craft beer industry as a whole? I offer you my thoughts on these issues and more in this improvised op-ed.

NEWS LINKS:
http://www.stltoday.com/business/local/article_5cc2b31e-5234-5808-b3a4-2e4b9c...
http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Anheuser-Busch-to-Acquire-Goose-Island-1...
http://www.suntimes.com/4546037-417/goose-island-brewery-sold-to-anheuserbusc...

OP-ED LINKS
http://www.beerscribe.com/2011/03/28/why-the-ab-inbev-deal-is-good-for-craft-...
http://beerwars.pen.io/
http://newspoodle.posterous.com/what-beer-nerds-are-saying-about-goose-island
http://blogs.pitch.com/fatcity/2011/03/anheuser-busch_acquires_goose.php
http://atlantabeermaster.com/the-goose-island-opinion-youll-hate/