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 …

Grimm Ales’ First Anniversary Bottled Blend of Beers

Combining liquid that's a year old with some recently brewed, a release that encapsulates the brewery's efforts so far

Prior to opening their airy and ambitious Williamsburg outpost, Joe and Lauren Grimm were running their brewery, CH favorite Grimm Ales, on a nomadic basis. The pair would develop a recipe on their home-brewing system (inside their Gowanus apartment) and then translate that recipe to the operation of larger pre-existing breweries willing to lend space. There, they’d make their beer, bottle or can it, and …

SingleCut Beer Launches in Japan With Gamified Cans

Celebrating US songs that were popular in Japan and SingleCut’s launch in Tokyo, the brand’s new tropical and dense IPA (aptly named “Big In Japan”) features four different can variations—all with their own cartoonish QR code. The codes are comprised of motifs that act as hints to a song title and, when they’re scanned, they prompt Spotify to open and play the track—ultimately revealing whether …