Goose Island’s 2019 Bourbon County Stout Variants

Over 20 years ago, then brewmaster Greg Hall executed an idea that he believed would render his brewery, Goose Island, and its 1,000th batch, a household name. He had met Jim Beam’s Booker Noe earlier that year and, through him, acquired a few barrels that he planned to bourbon barrel age beer in. It was an overwhelming success. Today, as Goose Island announces eight variants of its 2019 Bourbon County Stout, an extension of that original idea, the brand is renowned for not only being a shining example of sustained success but also an innovator in a category that contributed to craft beer’s exponential growth. They’ll all be available the day after Thanksgiving—a new Vertical Collection package, which features Bourbon County Stouts from previous years, will be too. Read more about this year’s variants, which were aged in barrels from Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace, Wild Turkey Knob Creek and more, at their site.