Barrel-aged stout and selling out : Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch, and how craft beer became big business /

Goose Island opened as a family-owned Chicago brewpub in the late 1980s, and it soon became one of the most inventive breweries in the world. In the golden age of light, bland and cheap beers, John Hall and his son Greg brought European flavors to America. With distribution in two dozen states, two...

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Author / Creator:Noel, Josh, author.
Edition:First edition.
Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2018]
©2018
Description:1 online resource
Language:English
Subject:Goose Island Brewery.
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Anheuser-Busch, Inc.
Beer industry -- United States.
Microbreweries -- United States.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
Beer industry.
Microbreweries.
United States.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12018211
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ISBN:9781613737224
161373722X
9781613737248
1613737246
9781613737231
1613737238
9781613737217
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:Goose Island opened as a family-owned Chicago brewpub in the late 1980s, and it soon became one of the most inventive breweries in the world. In the golden age of light, bland and cheap beers, John Hall and his son Greg brought European flavors to America. With distribution in two dozen states, two brewpubs, and status as one of the 20 biggest breweries in the United States, Goose Island became an American success story, and was a champion of craft beer. Then, on March 28, 2011, the Halls sold the brewery to Anheuser-Busch InBev, maker of Budweiser, the least craft-like beer imaginable. The sale forced the industry to reckon with craft beer's mainstream appeal and a popularity few envisioned. Josh Noel broke the news of the sale in the Chicago Tribune, and he covered the resulting backlash from Chicagoans and beer fanatics across the country as the discussion escalated into an intellectual craft beer war. Anheuser-Busch has since bought four other craft breweries, and from among the outcry rises a question that Noel addresses through personal anecdotes from industry leaders: how should a brewery grow?
Other form:Print version: Noel, Josh. Barrel-aged stout and selling out. First edition. Chicago, Illinois : Chicago Review Press, [2018] 9781613737217