Ken Stout, president and general manager of Goose Island, tells Torontoist: “While still early in the planning stages, we plan to open a Toronto brewpub to broaden our presence by serving more of Goose Island’s quality beers, along with seasonal specialties and some great food pairings.”
Goose Island started out as an independent brewpub opened in Chicago in 1988, with a production brewery following in 1995, and a second brewpub in 1999. Anheuser-Busch purchased the production brewery in 2011, but the brewpubs remained independent until recently, with one closing last December and the other being purchased by AB InBev in February.
Earlier rumours stated that the Toronto location would be situated on The Esplanade, but this has not been confirmed or denied by Goose Island. Timelines for construction and opening of the brewpub are also yet to be announced.