Goose Island have announced that their multi-award-winning Bourbon County Brand Stout will be available in the UK this Black Friday (23rd November).
Traditionally launched in the US on Black Friday, the bourbon-barrel-aged imperial stout will be available for £20 (16.9oz bottle) in limited quantities at Kill the Cat in Shoreditch and Ghost Whale in Brixton from 11am, and on Beer Hawk whilst stocks last from 1pm.
More than twenty years ago, Greg Hall – the son of Goose Island founder John Hall – brewed the truly unique beer for Goose Island’s original Chicagoan Clybourn Brewpub’s 1000th batch.
This year, for the first time, the world-renowned brew will be served at the craft brewery’s first European Brewpub, at an exclusive Bourbon County Brand Stout 2018 barrel tapping at the newly opened Goose Island Shoreditch Brewpub this Black Friday, 23rd November.
“This is the third year we’ve brought this very special brew across the Atlantic and we’re stoked that Bourbon County Stout gets beer lovers in the UK as excited as those here in the US!
Our original Bourbon County Stout is as good as when we first made it over two decades ago – you know, if it ain’t broke why try and fix it – and we can’t wait for British beer lovers to get a taste this Black Friday!” – Jared Jankoski, Goose Island Brewmaster
We tried the 2016 version on our trip to San Francisco last year and it’s an amazing beer full of cocoa, vanilla, caramel, almond and cherry with an underlying smokiness. It reminded us hugely of Christmas Cake, so why not pick up a bottle and save it for Christmas Day?
Find out more about Bourbon County Brand Stout 2018 and other variants available in the US here.