CEO John Hall, COO Leaving Bud-Owned Goose Island


This is the writing that was assumed to be on the wall the day Goose Island Beer Company was sold to Anheuser-Busch in 2011: founder John Hall will leave the brewery he founded in 1988 at the end of the year, as will COO Tony Bowker. Replacing Hall will be 30-year A-B vet Andy Goeler, who as vice president of important, craft and specialty brands at A-B oversaw Goose Island’s expansion into a national brand, with distribution in all 50 states and plants in New York and Colorado. Hall and Bowker are being kicked upstairs to an “Anheuser-Busch Craft Advisory Board”; the original Clybourn brewery was never part of the sale and remains on its own. [Tribune]