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GOOSE ISLAND BEER CO. ANNOUNCE DETAILS FOR THEIR ICONIC BOURBON COUNTY STOUT 2019 (15.2 % ABV)

THE FAN FAVOURITE STOUT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE ON FRIDAY 29TH NOVEMBER EXCLUSIVELY FROM THE GOOSE ISLAND BREWPUB, LONDON AT 08:30AM

BCS 2019 IS AGED IN A MIX OF HEAVEN HILL, BUFFALO TRACE AND WILD TURKEY BOURBON BARRELS

Goose Island Beer Company will be releasing their 2019 Bourbon County Stout (15.2% ABV) variant on Friday 29th November, available to purchase from The Goose Island Brewpub, London from 08:30am.

This year’s BCS has been aged in 4+ year old Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey barrels, yielding a rich, complex mouthfeel. Carrying intense flavours of dried cherry, rich cocoa, smooth caramel and vanilla, a hint of leather and tobacco also permeate this beer and deepen with every sip.

The unique profile of Bourbon County Brand Stout is attributed to two big factors: the barrels and the aging process. Each year,  the Goose Island Chicago Brewery receive a different mix of freshly disposed Bourbon barrels directly from distillery partners. The stout then takes on varied flavour profiles as dictated to by Chicago’s weather – the hot summers forces the liquid to expand deeper into the barrel whilst the cold winters contracts the beer out of the staves, bringing all the barrel has to offer with it.

Andrew Walton, Head Brewer at The Goose Island Brewpub said: “The first time I tasted Bourbon County was straight out of the barrel touring the Goose Island Barrel Warehouse as a brewing student. It was like nothing I’d ever had before and has held a special place in my heart ever since. Each year brings subtle nuances and cracking open that first bottle is as exciting as it gets for a beer fan.”

Fans are encouraged to head to The Goose Island Brewpub early in order to purchase a bottle of this super limited edition 2019 BCS. Fans can expect a Q&A session with Shoreditch Head Brewer Andrew Walton, a BCS themed breakfast and exclusive merch offers. Full information to follow.

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Notes to Editors

For more information please contact the Goose Island Press Office at The Zeitgeist Agency – katie.evans@zeitgeist.co.uk, 07709 431582

Launch date: Friday 29th November 2019

Time: 08:30am

Location: The Goose Island Brewpub, 222 Shoreditch High Street, London, EC1

To learn more about Goose Island, the brewery and upcoming events visit www.gooseisland.com, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@gooseIsland).

About Goose Island

Established in 1988, Goose Island Beer Co. is Chicago’s original craft beer company and are the pioneers of barrel-aged beer. Since arriving in the UK, Goose Island has continued to bring a wide range of its award-winning portfolio of beers, including: Goose IPA, Honkers Ale, 312, Goose Four Star Pils and the barrel-aged saison Sofie.

Proud of its heritage, Goose Island is brewed in the U.S. with hops from Elk Mountain Farms in northwest Idaho and to this day, Goose Island still lives up to the mantra:

We don’t need to be the only beer you drink. We just want to be the best beer you drink.

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