08/26/2012 12:28 pm ET Updated Aug 26, 2012

Goose Island Going National: Chicago Brewery Will Be Anheuser-Busch's Craft Brew Brand

One of Chicago's favorite locally-made brews is about to hit the national stage.

Goose Island Beer Company's brews -- which include the 312 Urban Wheat Ale, the India Pale Ale, Honker's Ale and more -- will be Anheuser-Busch's national craft beer brand as of the end of November, the Chicago Tribune reports.

Anheuser-Busch bought Goose Island in early 2011, paying $38.8 million for the company's Fulton Street brewery, after helping distribute the Chicago-based company's beers for several years.

The move means that the Goose Island craft brews will be among few of its kind available for purchase in all 50 U.S. states, the Associated Press notes.

While some higher-end beers will still be produced in Chicago, some of its bigger sellers will be churned out at Anheuser-Busch facilities in Fort Collins, Colo. and Baldwinsville, N.Y., the Tribune reports.

Goose Island's output has been on the rise as of late, following the craft beer industry's upward trend.



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