Goose Island Beer & United?

Old Jun 23, 14, 6:03 pm
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Exclamation Goose Island Beer & United?

Maybe I missed this posted already...could it be true? An honest to goodness enhancement with a cool brand?

http://www.bizjournals.com/chicago/n...X&t=1403559157
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Old Jun 23, 14, 6:09 pm
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Ooh, that would be well received. They brew some good stuff.
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Old Jun 23, 14, 6:21 pm
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UA Insider hinted at a new onboard beer offering several months ago and it was widely speculated that GI might be the selected brand. i in fact recently called UA Insider out for an update on this promise, to no avail

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/23017113-post180.html
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Old Jun 23, 14, 6:33 pm
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Would be great if true
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Old Jun 23, 14, 7:07 pm
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I believe there were some invited to the event to announce the partnership. Pretty sure it will be part of the on-board supply.

It is a definite improvement over the current limited beer choices, but still a long way to go.
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Old Jun 23, 14, 7:19 pm
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
I believe there were some invited to the event to announce the partnership. Pretty sure it will be part of the on-board supply.

It is a definite improvement over the current limited beer choices, but still a long way to go.

I think if they put 312 on the plane, we can check beer off the list of UA problems. Most carriers have one (1) better beer, and rest very mainstreem stuff (Bud/Coors/Heineken).
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Old Jun 23, 14, 7:51 pm
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
It is a definite improvement over the current limited beer choices, but still a long way to go.
This is my take, if the rumor is true. Nearly anything is better than current. Goose 312 would be an improvement, but I would consider it probably the lowest level of microbrews, even just in Chicago.
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Old Jun 23, 14, 7:53 pm
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Great if true. Many of us had been calling for something like this (albeit with additional regional beer partners) for months.
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Anything is better than what they are offering today.... its just pathetic.

312 would be marginal (but they probably got a discount as Anheiser-Bush now ownes them, wants to expand while cutting quality, so its a match made in haven) but a ^ if its true.

My favorite part of the article is the humor at the end:

"It appears Goose Island's goal may be coming to fruition in part through a deepening relationship with United, which has been seeking to improve its customer satisfaction ratings by upgrading various aspects of its operations over the past couple of years."

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The GI sale to AB InBev is really paying off for them. National distribution on AB routes, more advertising, and now this. A chilly 312 will make my OSL-EWR on a 752 much more tolerable.
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Titos first now this! The person running the liquor at UA should replace Smisek.
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Originally Posted by LASUA1K View Post
Titos first now this! The person running the liquor at UA should replace Smisek.
Now thats funny
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Originally Posted by channa View Post
I think if they put 312 on the plane, we can check beer off the list of UA problems. Most carriers have one (1) better beer, and rest very mainstreem stuff (Bud/Coors/Heineken).
I think if GI is onboard Beer will be off my list.
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Originally Posted by sbm12 View Post
It is a definite improvement over the current limited beer choices, but still a long way to go.
Goose Island would completely satisfy me at this point. It is now part of InBev which also owns Budweiser, but imo it is still small enough to be considered "craft beer" like how I still characterize Anchor Steam and Brooklyn Brewery.

So maybe Miller Lite will go away and the onboard beers will be Budweiser, Goose Island, and Heineken? I'm okay with that.
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