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Goose Island Bourbon County Maple Rye Stout has been left to age

Goose Island Maple Rye Stout

Goose Island Bourbon County Maple Rye Stout will not be a part of the brewery’s Bourbon County Series this year. The brewery will be leaving it to age in barrels longer.

The Bourbon County Series returns on Black Friday each year. In recent years the lineup has expanded with a few new variants. Among those Proprietor’s edition aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels, to be released solely in Chicago. The 2016 lineup will include Bourbon County Stout, Bourbon County Barleywine, and Bourbon County Coffee Stout.

After a few barrel pulls, the brewing team has determined Goose Island Bourbon County Maple Rye Stout won’t be ready for the light of day in 2016. The beer needs more time before considering whether to release it.

This edition features the base imperial stout, aged in both bourbon and rye whiskey barrels with maple syrup, cacao nibs, and chipotle peppers. When and if it will ever be released remains to be seen.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Maple Syrup, Cacao Nibs, Chipotle Chili Peppers. Barrel Aged. Rye Whiskey.)
Debut: No Date Set

13% ABV

Ed note: Corrected the barrels used in Proprietor’s 2016 to reflect bourbon. 

One thought on “Goose Island Bourbon County Maple Rye Stout has been left to age

  1. This just isn’t true, where are you even getting your information? According to Goose Island’s website, the description that you have for “Maple Rye” is actually the description for 2016 Proprieter’s. They also say nothing about anything aged in Scotch barrels but this isn’t the first time I’ve heard that rumor. Perhaps they were planning for the lineup mentioned in the article and left the Scotch barrels to age longer and switched the Maple Rye variant to be this year’s Prop? If that’s the case, there may be a higher quantity of Prop bottles available this year.

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