One of the most sought after annual releases, Goose Island’s Bourbon County series, has been announced. Esquire says that 10% more Bourbon County will enter the market this year and the bottles are changing size

The old 12- and 22-ounce bottles (as well as four-packs) have been scrapped in favor of a uniform 16.9-ounce format across the board.  The bottles themselves have also been upgraded to a custom-made vessel that Goose Island has been designing for over a year, one which necessitated completely upgrading their bottling line.  This stunning bottle is unlike anything I’ve seen in the industry, with embossed lettering on the glass instead of a typical front label, and the necessary labeling moved to the neck and back.

Checkout this lineup:

  • 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
  • Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout, made with maple syrup aged in bourbon barrels, toasted pecans and guajillo peppers
  • Goose Island Rare Bourbon County Brand Stout, which is being aged for two years in 35-year-old Heaven Hill whiskey barrels