Goose Island Bourbon County Maple Rye Stout looks to join the barrel-aged lineup later this year
The Bourbon County Series returns on Black Friday each year. In recent years the lineup has expanded with a few new variants.
Along with a new Proprietor’s edition aged in scotch whisky, another in the county series in on the horizon – Goose Island Bourbon County Maple Rye Stout.
This edition features the base imperial stout, aged in both bourbon and rye whiskey barrels with maple syrup, cacao nibs, and chipotle peppers.
The brewery is keeping quiet on all the details relating to the 2016 lineup, but has hinting to Beer Street Journal that this year holds big things.
Terrapin HI-10 will mark the 27th entry in the brewery’s Side Project Series in late July. For the first time in Side Project history, the beer will be in canned (instead of 22 ounce bottles.)
One of Terrapin’s first cans was Hi-5, a west coast style India pale ale. This rif on that beer will be an imperial IPA brewed with mango and habanero peppers. Above are the first can proofs of the new
Surf’s up with our “HI-10” Mango Habanero Double IPA. With citra waves for days, and just enough heat to make you sweat, our big and juicy DIPA has plenty of kick to keep you barreled from start to finish.
Terrapin HI-10 will be a 12 ounce can offering.
Many of the releases prior to Avery Xolotl are barrel-aged wild ales. This edition is a bourbon aged imperial stout with a spicy twist. The 11.4% imperial stout is brewed with cacao nibs, vanilla beans and cinnamon, plus Pasilla, Ancho, and Chipotle chilies (including red, brown, and black.)
No 37. Clocks and spelling may not be your forte Thoma, but fortunately for everyone, blending a menagerie of wonderfully wacky ingredients is! Who cares about time or first name spellings anyhow?
Avery Xolotl will be a 12 ounce bottle offering. According to the label, bottling will occur in May, 2016.
Prairie Pirate Bomb, the brewery’s well-known imperial stout aged in rum barrels, returns to the brewery’s lineup again in March, 2016.
The brewery mentions that more of the Bomb! spices were added to the finished Prairie Pirate Bomb, so the pop even more for this edition. The base stout features chili peppers, vanilla beans, cacao nibs, and coffee.
Pirate bomb is our beer Prairie Bomb! aged in rum casks. The flavor from the casks helps impart more vanilla and coconut flavors to the beer while helping to add more body and smoothness to the already explosive and expressive flavors of Bomb!
Prairie Pirate Bomb is a limited, 12 ounce bottle offering.
5 Rabbit Cacao Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout is not available in bottles and draft.
Inspired by one of the Chicago, Illinois based brewery’s favorite hot drink – Mexican hot chocolate, the beer is brewed with cacao nibs, cinnamon, pumpkin seeds, chilies and other spices.
If you grew up in Latin America or a Latino household you know that “chocolate caliente” is a huge part of our culture and a hot cup is one of our most comforting foods.
5 Rabbit Cacao Mexican Hot Chocolate Stout is a 750 milliliter bottles and draft offering.
Sierra Nevada Chocolate Chili Stout is a new big bottle potential from one of America’s most popular breweries.
While Sierra Nevada’s skill is in pale ales and India pale ales, recently they have been showing off their creativity with releases like Otra Vez. Future additions to their High Altitude Series will take that creativity even further, with the imperial stout with cocoa nibs and chilies you see above.
By their very nature, imperial stouts are bold beers. This version takes another step toward the dark side with the use of spicy and aromatic dried chilies and rich cocoa nibs for a complex and intense kick. It features notes of coffee, baker’s cocoa, and dark fruit and a slight twinge of heat.
Sierra Nevada Chocolate Chili Stout will be a 24 ounce bottle offering. If initial rumors prove true, this stout will be a part of a 4-pack of 24 ounce bottles, each a different style.
The brewery has not yet announced this offering.
DuClaw El Kabong is the latest release by the Maryland brewer.
The base beer is brewed with two types of chilies, as well as apricot. The brewery doesn’t mention the base beer style, the than “ale”.
This medium bodied, clear copper ale is crisp & lively, with a surprisingly refreshing mix of deep, dark, fruit sweetness and spicy accents of Chile de Arbol & Ancho Chilie that is at once shocking and throughly drinkable.
DuClaw El Kabong is a 12 ounce bottle offering.