Goose Island Beer Company ‘s 2019 edition of their famous Bourbon County Brand Stout is coming to the UK.
The 2019 Bourbon County Stout (15.2% ABV) will be available to purchase exclusively from The Goose Island Brewpub in Shoreditch, London from 8.30am on 29th November, 2019.
This year’s Bourbon County Stout has been aged in 4+ years old Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey barrels creating intense hints of dried cherry, rich cocoa, smooth caramel and vanilla, a hint of leather and tobacco giving it that intense signature flavour profile.
The unique profile of Bourbon County Brand Stout is attributed to two big factors: the barrels and the aging process. Each year, the Goose Island Chicago Brewery receive a different mix of freshly disposed Bourbon barrels directly from distillery partners. The stout then takes on varied flavour profiles dictated by Chicago’s weather – the hot summers forces the liquid to expand deeper into the barrel whilst the cold winters contracts the beer out of the staves, bringing all the barrel has to offer with it.
“The first time I tasted Bourbon County was straight out of the barrel touring the Goose Island Barrel Warehouse as a brewing student. It was like nothing I’d ever had before and has held a special place in my heart ever since.
Each year brings subtle nuances and cracking open that first bottle is as exciting as it gets for a beer fan.”
– Andrew Walton, Head Brewer (Goose Island Brewpub)
Fans are encouraged to head to The Goose Island Brewpub early in order to purchase a bottle of this super limited edition beer. If you’re there on release day, you can expect a Q&A session with Shoreditch Head Brewer Andrew Walton, a Bourbon County Stout themed breakfast and exclusive merch offers.