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Fulton & Wood Bottle: Goose Island Shred the Gnar

Goose Island Shred the Gnar

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.

Style: Imperial IPA (w/ Cherry Juice, Lemongrass)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft
Release: TBA

8.3% ABV

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Goose Island Bourbon County Maple Coming?

Goose Island Bourbon Count Maple Innovation

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.

Variants of Bourbon County include editions with coffee, Vanilla Rye, Berries, and coconuts.

Image via Goose Island

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First Look: Goose Island Bourbon County Vanilla Rye

Goose Island Bourbon County Vanilla Rye

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:

Barleywine

Bourbon County Brand Stout

Proprietor’s Reserve

Coffee 

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Vanilla Beans. Barrel Aged. Rye Bourbon)
Availability: 22oz bombers
Arrival: November 28th, 2014

13% ABV

 

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Goose Island Vanilla Rye Bourbon County This Year

The Original. Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout.

Goose Island Brewing (Chicago, IL ) preparing for the 2014 round of Bourbon County offerings. This year will see the re-release of one offering (or, at least a bit of a rendition of) a highly touted Bourbon County edition, 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.

The full Bourbon County line will include:

Barleywine

Bourbon County Brand Stout

Proprietor’s Reserve

Coffee 

Typically, the brewery releases these offerings on Black Friday. To save you some time, that’s November 28th, 2014

More to follow closer to release date…

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Goose Island The Muddy Imperial Stout

Goose Island The Muddy Imperial Stout

Goose Island Brewing (Chicago, IL) has a new stout on the docket. The Muddy Imperial Stout features the addition of brewer’s licorice.

Look for Goose Island The Muddy in 12oz bottles, in September – joining the brewery’s Imperial Series with Illinois Ale and The Odgen.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Licorice)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Arrival: September, 2014

9% ABV

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Goose Island SVE

Goose Island SVE

Goose Island SVE is in planning by the brewery.

More details to follow…

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Goose Island Recomended

Goose Island Recomended

All spelling aside, Goose Island Recommended is on the radar from the Chicago based brewery.

Details to follow….