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Preview: Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Regal Rye Stout

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.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Cherries, Blackberries, Sea Salt. Barrel Aged. Rye Whiskey.)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles
Release: 11/27/15

??? 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.

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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

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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A New Goose Island Bourbon Country Variant

A new variant of Goose Island’s epic Bourbon County Brand Stout series is in the works. The now famous imperial stout aged in Templeton Rye bourbon barrels.

Templeton bourbon was first created in Templeton, Iowa during the prohibition era. in 2001, Scott Bush reintroduced the brand based on the prohibition area recipe. In 2007, Templeton Rye was first distributed outside of Iowa.

 

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Black Friday Means Goose Island Bourbon County

On Black Friday, November 29th, Goose Island will release plethora of Bourbon County beers and variants. Here is a quick look at what variants there are, how much, and more.

The original. Bourbon County Brand Stout – Available in all states. Where legal. (ABV limits)
Bourbon County Coffee Brand Stout – Brewed with Intelligencia coffee. 12oz/4pks, limited.
Bourbon County Barleywine – Barleywine aged in 3rd use barrels. 12oz/4 packs. Limited.
Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout – Chicago only. 22oz bombers. Toasted coconut, aged in rye whiskey.
Backyard Bourbon County Brand Stout – LIMITED. 22oz bombers. Three different berries, whiskey barrels.

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Three Different Berries in this New Bourbon County

More variants surface from Goose Island Brewing. In addition the toasted coconut rye whiskey aged Bourbon County, expect this “backyard” offering.

Goose throws bosenberries, mulberries, and marionberries in the the signature imperials stout and aged it in rye whiskey barrels. This edition was inspired by the berries the brewers remember eating in their backyards growing up. Backyard Rye Bourbon County is a perfect back porch sipper.

Late November in 22oz bombers for Backyard Bourbon County. Chicago only. Sorry, America.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Bosenberries, Marionberries, Mulberries. Barrel AgedRye Whiskey)
Availability: 22oz bombers. Very limited.
Arrival: 11/29/13

14.1% ABV