Anheuser-Busch To Buy Goose Island Brewery
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
And today's last word in business is crafty move.
Yesterday, Anheuser-Busch said it's buying Chicago craft beer maker, Goose Island, for $39 million. Goose Island makes 312 beer, and that's a favorite of Barack Obama. Sales of these more expensive and more sophisticated craft beers are a tiny drop in the bucket compared to mass market beer sales, but they're growing much faster than mainstream beers. So Anheuser-Busch clearly wants a taste of that.
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