Goose Island has released 2017 Lolita, and this has done something unique. It is available in the 750ml format, but is also available 12oz bottle 4-packs. Lolita is a Belgian style wild ale aged in wine barrels with raspberries.
This past Monday Goose Island made a surprising drop at most local Binny’s and release a bounty of 2015 Bourbon County Rare. The question many are asking is why? Was it to show appreciation to the loyal fans that suffered through last year’s infected beers? Or was was it to make up for the money they lost in having to issue so many refunds over the last year. With a $70 price they should put a pretty big dent in any deficit they might have had.
Goose Island Clybourn will be releasing a limited quantity of their newest beer, Ground Control, a Barrel-Aged English Strong Ale on Nov. 17th. Here are the events details:
5:00pm – Line Up5:30pm – Tickets Distributed
6:00pm – Tapping of Ground Control
6:00pm-8:00pm – Bottle Sale
Yesterday, Goose Island officially released this line-up for Bourbon County Brand Stout variants dropping on Black Friday. They also discussed the process they will go through to avoid the disappointing infections that plagued last years batch. This year’s beers will be flash pasteurized to eliminate infection.
The line-up will only be four beers, and will not include some of the rumored beers and we had previously shared labels of. The head brewer did not think Maple Rye Stout was ready for bottles this year. In addition there will not be two different variants of Prop as previously rumored, one in Scotch barrels and one in bourbon barrels. Disappointing, but we will still be getting four, hopefully quality, bourbon barrel-aged beers. Here is the final line-up:
* 2016 Bourbon County Stout — Aged in bourbon barrels.
* 2016 Bourbon County Stout Coffee — Brewed with Intelligentsia Flecha Roja coffee sourced from Coast Rica.
* 2016 Bourbon County Barleywine — Aged in first-use bourbon barrels.
* 2016 Bourbon County Stout Proprietor’s — Brewed with chipotle peppers and cocoa nibs before being aged in bourbon barrels that previously stored maple syrup. Chicago exclusive.
Goose Island released the latest installment in their Fulton & Wood series this week, 1516. This is a malt-forward, smoked Bavarian Kellerbier. It was brewed to honor the 500th anniversary of the Germany Beer Purity Law, Reinheitsgebot. #GooseIsland
New details have come out on the 2016 version of Goose Island’s Bourbon County Proprietor’s. 2015’s variant was brewed with maple, toasted pecans, and guajillo peppers. 2016’s variant was brewed with Maple Syrup, Chipotle Peppers, and Cacao Nibs.
We also have further details on 2016’s Bourbon County Coffee. Each year, Goose Island selects a different blend from Intelligentsia, and this year it will be their Flecha Roja beans from Costa Rica. Last year’s variant featured Los Delirios coffee from Nicaragua.
Tickets are now on sale for Belgian Fest 2016. This annual event takes place a Goose Island Clybourn and will feature over 15 local breweries pouring Belgian style ales.
Goose Island is preparing to release the third release of four in their Fulton & Wood Series. Caution Tape is a 4% ABV “Session” Sour Ale. #GooseIsland #CautionTape