Monday, January 18, 2010

Chicago Beer News - Goose Island gets Stout crazy

Lots of Goose Island news. Chicago's largest and oldest of the still active breweries and brewpubs (city-wise at least), Goose Island's hatched some big 2010 plans, regarding their Bourbon County Stout.

First, it would appear Goose Island's planning an expansion of the Bourbon County Stout, releasing four versions this year, as well as a 5th stout based on the same recipe, without the bourbon aging.

Bourbon County Stout, original recipe: started appearing in November and will be shipping through April in 22 oz bombers and 4 packs of 12 oz bottles.
Bourbon County Coffee Stout: brewed in 2008, aged for 15 months, infused with Intelligentsia Black Cat Espresso; released in March in 22 oz bottles
Bourbon County Vanilla Stout: vanilla spin on the original recipe; released in October in 22 oz bottles
Bourbon County Rare: aged for 24 months in 23 year old Pappy Van Winkle Barrels; released in November in 22 oz bottles
Nightstalker Imperial: Bourbon County base, but instead of bourbon barrel aging, the beer is dry hopped ; released in March in 22 oz bottles

The rest of the 2010 brewing/availability calendar is on the Goose Island website.

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