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Why Rare?

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.

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Offical BCS Announcement

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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.

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New Bourbon County Details

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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.

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