Two regular dudes who happen to be huge fans of American craft beer.
By scot in Beer on Friday, November 24th, 2023
The Goose Island Beer Company annual release of Bourbon County Brand Stout is upon us. This American craft beer was supposedly the first bourbon barrel aged beer ever released. It can always be counted on to be released on black Friday morning.
Bourbon County Brand Stout is the most robust, full-mouth, bourbon forward beer that I have ever had. I look forward to this each year and, as I already mentioned, I prefer this American craft beer fresh and bold.
This year had to be the simplest release I have participated in for a long time. I didn’t leave the house until almost 9:00 am to go on the hunt, which is a poorly used term for 2023. I was told by Rich that the local Jewel had full allotments but that you had to purchase a full allotment before you could purchase singles.
Too easy! But I prefer this to the 2-3 hours of driving and hunting. Getting to old for the chase.
The 2023 Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout releases:
For the low, low price of $170 + tax you are able to walk away with a six pack of beer. Bargains to be had!
The price of these beers is a bit over the top for me anymore (maybe another reason for the lack of desire to chase). I don’t know if these beers would have been cheaper elsewhere but if American craft beer prices continue to increase, I (and it seems many others) will turn to other beverages to quench their thirsts. More on this in my next rant. Enjoy!