Goose Island has released Bourbon County Stout this week. The beer is one of the most sought after barrel aged beers in America. To prep for this release, I’m told that Goose Island brewed 5x more of BCS than previous years. Now that various Anheuser-Busch plants are brewing beers like Honker’s and 312 Urban Wheat, the Fulton Street location in Chicago can work on cranking out BCS, Madame Rose, and the Vintage Series like Matilda and Sofie.
Bourbon County Stout is aged 9 months (minimum) in Heaven Hill barrels, and caps out around 14-15% ABV. You can cellar it up to 5 years.
Who will get it? Broken down by round of shipping:
(Round 1) WI, IN, MI, VA, OH
(Round 2) RI, DE, PA, NJ, MD, ME, VT, NY, NH, CT
(Round 3) KA, MN, IA, MO, ND, NE, SD
(Round 4) KY, TN, NV, CA, AZ, CO, ID, MT, WA, OR