Update: Goose Island reached out to us, confirming the state will not be receiving Bourbon County Brand Stout. Unfortunately, all the lower ABV blends have been allocated. According to Goose Island, only Bourbon County Coffee will be sold this year in Georgia in 2015, as it complies with the state’s 14% ABV cap.
On Black Friday 2015, Goose Island will release their celebrated Bourbon County Brand Stout. While most of the country shops, the beer fans will be drinking 14% ABV barrel-aged imperial stout. As it stands right now, not in Georgia.
The state has a limitation on beer’s alcohol by volume, setting the cap at 14% ABV.
For the states that suffer from this limitation, there is a frationally lower ABV edition of BCBS (13.8%), that GI blends so the beer is legal to sell in those states.
The Bourbon County that finished over 14% was accidentally shipped to Georgia. From the letter send to local distributors, Anheuser Busch/Goose Island requests it not be sold in the state, and shipped back to the brewery.
We have reached out to Goose Island distributor Atlanta Beverage in regards to this issue – they tell Beer Street Journal that they are doing everything they can to swap kegs if possible in order to get Bourbon County Stout in the state.
Check back here for more as it happens.
Goose Island Fulton & Wood Real Nice Surprise
Goose Island Proprietors Bourbon County Brand 2015 returns again on Black Friday, with a few things different then last year.
First – the bottle. You’ll notice new the packaging for the line for 2015. The bottles are embossed with the Bourbon County Brand logo, with the top featuring a “flag” with the beer description.
Goose Island Proprietors Bourbon County Brand 2015 is a barrel aged imperial stout, with maple, toasted pecans, and guaillopeppers.
To get the recipe for Proprietors, every brewer is encouraged to take home some Bourbon County Stout and experiment with ingredients. This year, brewer Di’s recipe got selected.
Goose Island Proprietors Bourbon County Brand 2015 will be available on Black Friday, November 27th, in 16.9 ounce bottles in Chicago only.
Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Maple, Peppers, Pecans. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles
Release: 11/27/15, Chicago only
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Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Regal Rye Stout will join the brewery’s coveted Bourbon County Brand this fall.
Before even breaking into what the beer is, you’ll notice new the packaging for the line for 2015. The bottles are embossed with the Bourbon County Brand logo, with the top featuring a “flag” with the beer description.
Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Regal Rye Stout 2015 is aged in rye whiskey barrels with blackberries, Luxardo candied cherries, fresh sour cherries, and sea salt.
Developed by the team of Goose Island brewers, this year’s recipe was especially collaborative. The brewers submitted recipes, held a roundtable discussion dissecting each and in the end landed on Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Regal Rye Stout.
Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Regal Rye Stout 2015 will be available nationwide, in 16.9 ounce bottles on Black Friday, November 27th.
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Goose Island Shred the Gnar debuted in the brewery’s Fulton & Wood Series late last year. The was was a collaboration with Surfrider Chicago Foundation. At the time, Goose Island Shred The Gnar was a draft only offering limited to Chicago.
Now, Gnar looks at bottles. An imperial India pale ale brewed with Michigan cherry juice, and lemongrass.
Shred the Gnar is brewed to celebrate those passionate few who brave the waves of Lake Michigan in the dead of winter. While our passion lies in brewing, we know what it means to do what you love to the extreme. We brewed this beer to be big and hoppy with the West Coast surf culture in mind while adding a Midwest twist with tart Cherry juice from Michigan. To make this beer just a bit more gnarly we threw in some fresh lemongrass to create a bright aroma that keeps you coming back for more. We hope this beer will help warm up all those who get out and Shred the Gnar in whatever ways they love this winter.
Goose island Shred the Gnar will be a 12 ounce bottle offering. The brewery has not yet announced this offering.
Goose Island Beer Co. (Chicago, IL) teased their fans today with a pictures of Bourbon County Brand Stout being added to barrels with (presumably) maple syrup.
Goose Island calls it “Maple Innovation” right now, with a little “BCS” abbreviation visible in on the barrel labelling sheet.
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Goose Island Brewing (Chicago, IL ) preparing for the 2014 round of Bourbon County offerings. This year will see the release of a previous offering (or, at least a bit of a rendition of) Bourbon County Vanilla- Goose Island Bourbon County Vanilla Rye.
It was 2010 when Goose Island released Bourbon County Vanilla. While that edition featured the base imperial stout, aged in Heaven Hill barrels with vanilla beans, this coming edition features the use of rye whiskey barrels. Two pounds of Mexican vanilla beans are in each barrel, sourced from four different distilleries.
We first bottled this beer at the countless requests of festival-goers who first tasted it. However, when that last bottle of Vanilla BCBS was was grabbed off the shelves four years ago, you needed more. We heard you in the brewery, at festivals, and where there was an open ear. Well, you weren’t alone. To be honest, we needed more too. We couldn’t be happier to make this beer again, and most of all, drink it with you once more.
The full Bourbon County line will include:
Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Vanilla Beans. Barrel Aged. Rye Bourbon)
Availability: 22oz bombers
Arrival: November 28th, 2014