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Release Goose Island reveals 2015 Bourbon County lineup

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by RobotScott, Jul 30, 2015.

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  1. RobotScott

    RobotScott Initiate (156) May 21, 2013 Illinois
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    • Bourbon County Brand Stout;
    • Bourbon County Brand Barleywine;
    • Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout, made with Intelligentsia’s Los Delirios Nicaraguan coffee bean;
    • Bourbon County Brand Regal Rye Stout, made with blackberry juice, cocktail cherries and sea salt;
  2. WillQC4Beer

    WillQC4Beer Initiate (59) May 1, 2014 Vermont
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    yup, ISO already.
    do_ob and Hop-Droppen-Roll like this.
  3. clonebrewer

    clonebrewer Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2009 Iowa
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    Well I suppose this sounds alright. And in new 16.9oz bottles too...
  4. lambpasty

    lambpasty Devotee (479) May 3, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Fill me with the maple version until I am good and dead.
  5. CobraCommander9000

    CobraCommander9000 Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2015 Texas
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  6. LCC

    LCC Initiate (159) Mar 2, 2012 Massachusetts
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    I can't get the Tribune link to work without registering. Anything else interesting other than what OP pasted in?
    nlethbridge and MatthewWalters like this.
  7. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poo-Bah (1,530) Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    Vegas has set the Over/Under line for BCBS related felony crimes committed on Black Friday at 6.5.
    ciscojuju, FrankKC, KVNBGRY and 17 others like this.
  8. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (561) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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  9. MatthewWalters

    MatthewWalters Devotee (435) Jun 5, 2015 Washington
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    I don't know why I'm sad to say this, but I actually love the bottle and label change. I'm sure there will be plenty of discussion on it, but throw me in the corner of loving it. With that said, I won't go sit on sidewalks for hours or give up my car to trade for it.
    #9 MatthewWalters, Jul 30, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2015
    JayORear, jkn09 and 1Sundown2C like this.
  10. SlovenianMight

    SlovenianMight Initiate (173) Aug 7, 2013 Ohio
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    I can't wait until Ohio sees none of the beers that were aged in the maple barrels that hail from 20 minutes south of me.... Guess I better start stock piling anything that might land me one. Beer, title to the car, deed to the house, so on and so forth
    CircusBoy, RDBrews, LCC and 3 others like this.
  11. MatthewWalters

    MatthewWalters Devotee (435) Jun 5, 2015 Washington
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    Got any children? How about exotic pets
  12. SlovenianMight

    SlovenianMight Initiate (173) Aug 7, 2013 Ohio
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    First born born son always an option, though I'm in possession of no endangered species. Looks like I'm out of luck.
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  13. eb1610

    eb1610 Disciple (330) Jan 3, 2014 Massachusetts
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    So is Rare going to only be released in Chicago or will it hit distro like last time?
  14. Thedrizzle

    Thedrizzle Defender (657) Sep 10, 2012 Florida
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    Rare is hitting distro.

    WCKDVBZ Savant (961) May 9, 2014 South Carolina
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    What is a "cocktail cherry"? I sure hope it's not Maraschino cherries. Artificial cough syrup flavor, smell and color. The label says "candied cherries". No more 12 oz 4-packs and 22 oz bombers? Wow! That's some bs! Not digging the new bottles either and those tiny labels.
    #15 WCKDVBZ, Jul 31, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2015
  16. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Devotee (439) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia

    Maple syrup and peppers?
  17. chefkevlar

    chefkevlar Disciple (336) Apr 17, 2010 South Carolina
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    Luxardo candied cherries are "real" maraschino cherries. They aren't the bright red ones you see in many stores. They are also really expensive.
  18. Spewlander

    Spewlander Initiate (126) May 17, 2014 Minnesota
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    I attended a Goose Island tasting today.... great low key event. Different vintages of Matilda, Sofie, BCBS and Vanilla Rye. Anyhow, one of the head brewers was there and explained that brewers and other employees are encouraged to experiment with BCBS bottles and one of the experiments that was deemed the tastiest is becoming this years Prop. Pretty cool way to do it.
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    WCKDVBZ Savant (961) May 9, 2014 South Carolina
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    Thank you! Just learned something new today.
  20. Bryanweppner-123

    Bryanweppner-123 Aspirant (203) Oct 5, 2014 Illinois
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    Times like this I love being the one ordering beer
    Hop-Droppen-Roll likes this.
  21. BlindSalimander

    BlindSalimander Initiate (93) Aug 16, 2010 Texas

    Copy this part of the link: goose-island-new-bourbon-county-stout-story
    Paste it into Google or other
    Click resultant link

    Some form of copy and pasting an article's headline into Google will get you around a lot of newspaper firewalls. Not that I would ever do such a thing.
    LCC, archiebunkerjr and Matthouse3 like this.
  22. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (622) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    How many Bourbon County threads can we have?
  23. TurkeyFeathers

    TurkeyFeathers Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2014 New York

    I'll never get my hands on any of the varieties so I'm not excited
    CircusBoy and Avelasquez80 like this.
  24. redmagik99

    redmagik99 Initiate (197) May 15, 2007 California
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    do they all come out at the same time?
  25. westlaunboy

    westlaunboy Initiate (188) Mar 31, 2010 Michigan
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    Yes - unless something's changed from previous years, they'll all be released nationwide on Black Friday (11/27/15).
  26. BradenMK

    BradenMK Disciple (321) Sep 24, 2012 Alaska

    MY GOD.

    Tell me. Who do I have to kill to get a bottle of either of these? What unholy reality must I shatter to get a bottle of both of these?
    BrownBottle, McWayne and PsilohsaiBiN like this.
  27. busternuggz

    busternuggz Zealot (528) Mar 9, 2008 California

    True story: 4 packs of Bourbon County used to sit around and collect dust on the shelf. You could buy like three vintages at once sometimes. Hype and adjuncts only change so much for me; you're still that homely Midwestern gal getting picked last for the dance, Bourbon County, no matter how pretty a dress your new pimp bought you.
  28. NevenSt7

    NevenSt7 Initiate (0) Oct 10, 2011 Wisconsin
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    Heaven Hill barrels contaminated O'so's 'Barrel aged Convenient Distraction.' Anybody else concerned about what they may do to 'Rare?'
  29. lambpasty

    lambpasty Devotee (479) May 3, 2013 Massachusetts
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    I can't speak for it in a beer, but I've had chipotle maple syrup before and it's crazy good.
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  30. tmbgnicu

    tmbgnicu Zealot (526) Mar 15, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    The very idea of maple syrup and peppers has me most excited for this year's BC release. Then I remember where I live, and my excitement goes way down because I can almost guarantee I will not see anything other than regular and probably barleywine. And I shudder to think what the price point is going to be(and limits).
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  31. MostlyNorwegian

    MostlyNorwegian Zealot (510) Feb 5, 2013 Illinois

    Sounds like O'so didn't test their barrels for any possible infection before racking into them. That's all that means. It's part of the learning curve of barrel aging, and I'm sure Goose Island has experience in handling these kinds of issues.
  32. BalancingBrooms

    BalancingBrooms Disciple (347) Aug 22, 2013 Louisiana

    no more 4 packs, that sucks
  33. Narthax

    Narthax Crusader (742) Mar 23, 2014 Oklahoma
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    I'm curious how the new Rare will compare with the old.
  34. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Crusader (718) Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    Not a chance I'll see Rare unless some kind soul shares with me. The trading thread will implode on that day!
  35. Matthouse3

    Matthouse3 Aspirant (224) Jun 29, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    The Regal Rye is actually made with Blackberry juice, Luxardo cherries, fresh sour cherries and sea salt.
  36. costanzo_mike

    costanzo_mike Meyvn (1,239) Jul 17, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Good lord, should be a heck of a Black Friday this year
    Drel likes this.
  37. jlsims04

    jlsims04 Devotee (492) Jul 14, 2013 Illinois
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  38. GaryChalmers

    GaryChalmers Aspirant (276) Apr 25, 2006 Connecticut
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    Regal Rye and Prop do not sound appealing at all.
  39. MarshallBirdhouse

    MarshallBirdhouse Devotee (451) Feb 19, 2013 Louisiana
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    Heaven Hill barrels for Rare? I'm glad they picked such a distinguished distillery in Kentucky for barrels. :rolling_eyes:
  40. CraftFan5

    CraftFan5 Crusader (735) May 14, 2013 New Jersey
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    Still true in some parts.
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