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Goose Island Five Years Later

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March 31, 2016 – Is it possible for behemoth Anheuser-Busch to mass-produce a craft beer?  And what goes into converting 50-barrel batches into 1,000-barrel batches?  Is Goose Island anything like its former self?

Josh Noel of the Chicago Tribune has written a very thoughtful article on what it has taken for Goose Island to make the transformation from its Fulton Street brewery in Chicago to Anheuser-Busch’s plant in Baldwinsville, N.Y.  It may allay the fears of those of you who doubt that A-B can, or is willing to produce a decent beer.

Noel also reviews Four Star Pils, IPA, Summertime, 312 Urban Wheat Ale, Honker’s Ale and Green Line.  You might be surprised to find that five years later, the results aren’t all bad.