#bourboncountybrandstout – PorchDrinking.com
I’ve been to numerous beer festivals, including the massive production that is Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp, but I’ve never been to a celebration like FoBAB, and now I think I know why. On a cold Saturday, I arrived to the UIC Forum to a line of at least 150 people, anxiously lined up for Saturday’s afternoon session, which didn’t start for another… two hours. Seeing this first-hand raised my eyebrows, but taking the first sip of barrel-aged beer a little past noon almost made my eyes water. This stuff was not for the faint of heart, and that high-octane appeal brought out only the most fanatical beer lovers to the 15th annual Festival of Barrel-Aged Beers. After getting a good buzz from imbibing in a few more sub-5oz sips, I realized FoBAB was a different beer festival than anything I had experienced before.
Whether it’s highly sought after collaborations, sold out brews or buzzworthy beers of yesteryear making a sudden reappearance, we’ve got the lowdown on what you should try before the year is over! Word to the wise: some of these beers have already been released via one day sales and are unavailable—like Tom Cruise’s youth. We recommend you brush up on your bribe game, head to your nearest bottle trade and do some serious campaigning.
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.
Beer releases, beer recalls, and puppies. These are not usually the first three things that come to mind when you think of the beer news, but they are all happening this week. Dry Dock and River North are bringing us new goodies, Goose Island is recalling more Bourbon County Stout variations, and City Star raises $25K for dogs. Read on for all the details of these stories and more with this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.
Style: Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels ABV: 14.4% | IBU: 60
Goose Island’s Black Friday release has come and gone, for many Americans that signifies standing in line at stores for crazy deals and price slashes on household items, toys …
*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 …
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.