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Black Friday 2017: Goose Island BCBS Release

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UPDATED 11/24/17 — If you purchased Northwoods at the Lincoln Park Tasting Room and were incorrectly charged tax, please click here.

 

UPDATED 11/20/17 — Bourbon County Reserve Brand Stout allocations in Central IL — see below!

 

Who’s ready for another exciting #GooseBlackFriday? Seriously, we say this every year but this is going to be the biggest and most exciting release yet. Binny’s locations across Chicagoland will all release Bourbon County Brand Stout when doors open on Friday, November 24th, with the grandest release of them all right next door to the (newly renovated) Goose Clybourn brewpub at our Lincoln Park location.
 
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Goose Island Black Friday Binny's

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Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout 2017 – Your Sneak Peek

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Stout aged in bourbon barrels – an experiment born at Chicago’s own Goose Island Brewing Company. Bold aromas, layered complexity and rich mouthfeel all made Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout one of the most treasured beers on the market. Binny’s is proud to continue the tradition of hosting one the largest annual releases of this iconic beer for nearly a decade. Over the years we’ve seen its fanbase swell, with devotees desparate for details on each year’s unique variants. The Beer Buzz paid Goose Island a visit for a sneak peek at the 2017 Goose Island Bourbon County lineup. Surrounded by barrels in their massive new warehouse, we drew our first tastes.
 

Bourbon County Binny's

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Raise A Glass to National IPA Day!

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India Pale Ale – It’s the beer that put American craft brewing on the map. West Coast, Imperial, New England, Black, White and Rye – the variations on this popular style are nearly endless. Juicy IPAs are currently all the rage, so we’ve selected a few of our favorites to hoist in celebration.

 

National IPA Day

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From Barrel to Bottle

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In an unassuming red brick building in the Garfield Park neighborhood, thousands of beer filled bourbon barrels lay carefully resting. While most contain expressions of their renowned Bourbon County Stout, many others are filled with experimental brews. While big bourbon character stands at the forefront of BCS, the Goose Island Cooper Project takes a more delicate approach. A shorter time in wood imparts nuanced bourbon notes, while still allowing the base beer to shine. Like Cooper Project No. 1, every drop of this Blonde Doppelbock is carefully crafted and patiently aged right here in Chicago.

 

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A Snappy New Sour from Avery

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Something new is always brewing in Boulder. Interest in barrel aged beer has never been bigger and following recent expansions, Avery Brewing is putting more beer into wood than ever. In addition to periodic rare releases, they’ve introduced a YEAR ROUND series of barrel aged beer under the name Botanicals Barrels. Some bracingly sour, others lusciously sweet – these gems are hiding in plain sight.

 

Avery Brewing

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Pack Your Coolers

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Grab some sunscreen, shades and an extra bag of ice; because summer is here and the thermometers are on the rise. As you’re packing that cooler, reach for some cans and lighten that load. Whether you’re drinking on the boat, near the pool or just hanging out in the yard – it’s hard to beat the freshness and convenience of cans. Here are some refreshing craft brews, all available in cans and all on sale now!
 

Beer Cans

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Stone Hammers Out Another Solid IPA

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Another IPA from Stone?! Perhaps no other brewery is so inexorably linked to India Pale Ale. For the past 20 years, their aggressively unapologetic passion for hops has made the champions of the IBU and masters of this iconic style. This week we got our first taste of Ghost Hammer, a fresh new IPA featuring a unique new hop.
 

Stone IPA

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