It’s no secret that Goose Island Brewing was purchased last year by beer giant Anheuser-Busch. As speculated, the acquistion was going to give Goose Island more brewing capacity. Prior to the purchase last year, I visited the production brewery. The brew house brews 312 Wheat pretty much 24 hours a day some days to keep up with demand. Post purchase – at least some of the 312 Wheat -specifically cans, are being brewed in Baldwinsville, New York at one of the Budweiser facilities.
I have learned today from a reliable source that Goose Island has plans to rollout draft in Atlanta in Quarter 4. Again, draft only initially. Leap frogging states? Not the first for breweries (see most recently Finch’s Beer Co.) There have been many Goose Island kegs showing up just to the north in Nashville. The brewery is most certainly looking to get their “feet wet” in that state as well.
More to come for sure. Especially what beers & when.