According to the Chicago Tribune, Goose Island sold its brewpub, taproom, to AB InBev, five years after Goose Island sold its brewery to AB InBev. Goose Island founder, John Hall, told the Tribune that he was unable to sell the brewpub under Illinois law at the time of the brewery sale in 2011. The taproom will be a subsidiary of Fulton Street brewery and will no longer sell wine or spirits, according to the Tribune.
For some time now the Illinois Liquor Control Commission has been converting many of its trade practice policies into administrative rules. Eventually, the rules will become a part of the Administrative Code. One such proposed rule relates to manufacturers retailing privileges.