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Deep Wood vs. Bourbon County | Who Won in Chicago?

December 21, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

With Goose Islandís Bourbon County Stout now fully released and Revolutionís Deep Wood series with one more small release in January, we can take a step back and see how these beers stacked up against one another this year.

In no way am I saying that these are the best and only barrel-aged Stouts coming out of Chicago that we should talk about this season. However, when you have two behemoths like Revolution and Goose Island in one city, itís hard not to compare them side-by-side with their biggest releases.

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FIRST TASTE | 2018 Bourbon County Stout

September 18, 2018 | Avg. Reading Time: 8 min

If Greg Hall hadnít been at a Beer, Bourbon and Cigar dinner with Jim Beamís Booker Noe when Goose Island was nearing its 1,000th batch of beer, who knows if we would have Bourbon County Stout today?

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Black Friday Barrel-Aged (and Other) Beer Releases in Chicago

November 22, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

For beer fans, notably in the Chicago region, Black Friday means dark beer releases. The day, dominated by Goose Island Bourbon County Stout, offers numerous opportunities for beer fans to indulge in some of breweries’ finest creations. For those that love Bourbon County — big beer or not — it’s the day to stand in line or find a bar party, of which there are many. For those who have no interest, it’s a time to Uber-it-over to breweries and bars for an immense, diverse selection of barrel-aged, or sometimes big-hopped, beer. Forget shopping. It’s beer time! Happy Holidays!

Have an event we missed? Email us — we’ll update this through Thanksgiving. Check back for updates!

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Event Preview | 2017 Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beers (FoBAB)

November 6, 2017 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

With the 15th annual Festival of Wood & Barrel-Aged Beers (FoBAB) less than a week away, the weeks and months leading up to this year’s event have been different than in the past. With a price increase and the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild releasing the brewery lineup before the event for the first time ever, there seems to be more talk about FoBAB than in recent years.

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Where to Buy Bourbon County Stout in Colorado This Black Friday

November 23, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout will once again hit Colorado bars and liquor stores later this week during their yearly Black Friday release. While BCBS hunting†on Black Friday has become a bit of a national tradition as of late, last year’s BCBS came under fire after a incidents of infection occurring amongst select†batches of the beer. That said, our staff was treated to a sneak peek of this year’s lineup and all indications are that BCBS is back in a big way.

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Goose Island Offers More Refunds for Off Flavors in BCBS & Prop

July 15, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 1 min

Off flavor issues that led†Goose Island†to offer refunds for Coffee and Barleywine Bourbon County Brand Stout have now now been discovered in†2015 Original BCBS and Proprietorís as well.

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*UPDATE* Goose Island Issuing Refunds for Two 2015 BCBS Variants

January 9, 2016 | Avg. Reading Time: 3 min

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After weeks of speculation on craft beer message boards and across social media, Goose Island released a letter from Brewmaster Jared Jankoski explaining that the flavors that have developed in 2015 BCBS coffee and barleywine are not consistent with Goose Island expectations. Refunds are being issued for customers that say their beer tastes off-profile.

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Your Guide to Finding Goose Island BCBS in Colorado

November 19, 2015 |

*UPDATED 11/25 at 12:20 pm MST*

This is NOT a drill, folks. Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout will hit Colorado shelves and bars in less than a week! While BCBS hunting†on Black Friday has become a bit of … Read More

Event Recap | Goose Island Rare Day

November 17, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 2 min

Beer fans from all over the country converged in Chicago on Friday, November 13th as Goose Island released 2015 Bourbon County Brand Stout Rare at a special ticket-only event. While the Rare will be released to the general public on Black Friday, the Rare Day event allowed a select number of people to get the beer a couple of weeks early.
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Showcasing the Entire 2015 Bourbon County Brand Stout Lineup

November 11, 2015 | Avg. Reading Time: 5 min

On a busy Friday afternoon at the Goose Island Taproom, Goose Islandís Sr. Communications Specialist Megan Lagesse meets me in a corner table and pulls out six bottles†of the most coveted beers among the craft community.

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