The Chicago Tribune reported Friday afternoon that the Anheuser-Busch InBev owned craft brewery will be available, on draught, in all 50 states by the end of November. It will be begin national sales of 6-packs and 12-packs at the start of 2013.
After news of the expansion broke, the company posted a note confirming the story to its Twitter account, along with a password-protected video.
The news came just three days after brewery spokesman Mark Mahoney told Brewbound.com that the company would be launching in Texas and Colorado before the end of the year.
The nationwide rollout will initially include just four brands – 312 Urban Wheat, Honker’s Ale, India Pale Ale and Mild Winter. A significant amount of the production of these brands already takes place at the Anheuser-Busch facility in Baldwinsville, New York; reportedly Goose Island will also begin contracting additional production to the AB facility in Fort Collins, Colo.
The company plans to produce 230,000 barrels in 2012.
Brewbound.com will provide continuing coverage of the expansion as it develops.