A-B InBev said Goose Island brewers will oversee production

A-B InBev said Goose Island brewers will oversee production

Anheuser-Busch InBev is to expand distribution of four Goose Island beers across the US.

Honker's Ale, India Pale Ale, 312 Urban Wheat Ale and a rotating selection of seasonal ales are now available on draught "nation-wide", it was announced last week. The beers will then go on sale in bottles this spring, the A-B InBev-owned brewer said.

Production will take place at A-B InBev's Fort Collins and Baldwinsville plants to meet expected demand. At the same time, capacity for barrel-aged and speciality beers will be expanded at Goose's Chicago facilities.

"As a native Chicago line of brands, the national launch will bring one of the Windy City's most acclaimed creations to consumers across the country," Andy Goeler, Goose Island CEO & president, said. Goeler is also A-B InBev's import, craft and specialty VP.  

Brewers for Goose Island, which was sold for US$38.8m to A-B InBev in March 2011, will oversee production at the A-B InBev facilities, the company said.

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