(Chicago, IL) – According to Goose Island VP Sales, Robert Kenney, the brewery is removing a beer from its portfolio.
I regret to inform you that Goose Island Beer Company has halted future production of Demolition, which was available in 22 oz bottles (4IE22’s). While we are still very proud of the beer and stand behind the product in the market, effective immediately, we will no longer make it available to our distributor network.
Goose Island Beer Company remains committed to dedicating our time and resources in the pursuit of brewing new and innovative beers that will continue to challenge our consumers. Dropping a small volume brand like Demolition frees up space for us so that our brewers’ creativity can excel. We thank you for your hard work in supporting all of our products and we look forward to providing you with new and exciting beers from the Goose Island Beer Company in the near future.
The 2011 calendar indicates that Demolition is a year-round offering in the ‘Extreme Ales’ series. Bourbon County Brand Stout and Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout are next in the series, slated for November. King Henry will debut in December.
This is the fourth beer that Goose Island has partially/temporarily discontinued in the last couple years. The brewery stopped full-scale production of Nut Brown Ale and Oatmeal Stout in early 2010. Later in 2010, the brewery announced that it would skip that year’s production of Christmas Ale. The beer is back this year and now in 4-packs.