UPDATED 11/21/16 -- Vintage BCBS info!

UPDATED 11/22/16 -- 2015 BCBS Rare!

  Who's ready for another exciting #GooseBlackFriday? We sure are! Binny's locations across Chicagoland will all release Bourbon County Brand Stout when doors open on Friday, November 25, with the grandest release of them all right next door to the Goose Clybourn brewpub at our Lincoln Park location. If you're familiar with last year's release, not much has changed. If you're a Black Friday first-timer - here's what you need to know:  

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Black Friday


Goose Island BCBS Grand Release Binny's Lincoln Park Friday, November 25th 9:00AM

  Join us at Binny's Chicago - Lincoln Park for the biggest Goose Island BCBS release in Chicago. How it works: People will start to line up early. Once the line forms, Goose Island staff will pass out numbered tickets. These tickets give you the chance to purchase up to the full allotment - you don't have to take everything, but you'll get the chance to buy two 16.9 oz bottles of Bourbon County Brand Stout, plus one 16.9 oz bottle of each of the following: Barleywine, Coffee Stout, and Proprietor's.   ...And that's not all. Be sure to show up early. We can't disclose all the specifics, but those at the head of the line will have extra special perks, including Goose Island gift bags, coffee, donuts, and giveaways. Again - that's just for folks at Binny's Lincoln Park.  

UPDATE: Vintage BCBS at Binny's Lincoln Park Grand Release

  We can now confirm that Binny's has secured a large enough allocation of vintage BCBS to allow all ticket holders in line at Binny's Lincoln Park to purchase one 22/16.9oz or two 12oz vintage bottles. This allocation includes the following:   2012 Bourbon County Brand Stout - 12oz 2013 Bourbon County Brand Stout - 12oz 2013 Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - 12oz 2014 Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale - 12oz 2013 Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - 12oz 2014 Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout - 12oz 2014 Bourbon County Brand Stout Proprietor's - 22oz 2014 Bourbon County Brand Stout Vanilla Rye - 22oz 2015 Bourbon County Brand Stout Regal Rye - 16.9oz   More stuff: Once again, Goose Island Bourbon County Snifters will be available for sale this year at all Binny’s locations. They are high-quality snifters made by Spiegelau, a prominent glassware brand. Binny’s is the only place you’ll be able to purchase these snifters, besides the Goose Island pubs. They are first come, first served while quantities last.  

UPDATE 2: BCBS Rare 2015

  One more cool detail: We can also confirm that 2015 BCBS Rare will be available at all Chicagoland Binny's locations in limited quantity. More good news: we can confirm that around half of the ticket holders at our main event at Binny's Lincoln Park will have an opportunity to purchase the 2015 Rare, and that's in addition to the full allotment and their vintage pick.  


  When will the 2016 Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout variants be released? When doors open on Friday, November 25th at all Chicagoland Binny's locations.   Will I have to stand in line? Yes. It's sure to get cold, so don't forget your hat and gloves! Protip: Head to the Binny's Lincoln Park Goose Island BCBS Grand release where we'll have our largest allocation.   Can I call my local Binny's ahead of time? Sure, but all of the information you need is right here. We can not hold bottles.   What can I buy? Depending on where you are in line, we will offer the opportunity to purchase the full allotment that is available at each location. If you head to Lincoln Park, every person who receives a ticket in line will have the opportunity to purchase the full allotment.   Will the Binny's Lincoln Park or South Loop Tasting Room bars be open? No.   Will Bloomington and Champaign get all varieties? Sorry, it looks like our distributors in Bloomington and Champaign won't be able to get us Prop this year. We'll have everything else, though.   Can people share open bottles or drink in line? No. Absolutely not.   What BCBS variants will be available this year?  

Bourbon County Brand Stout


Bourbon County Brand Barleywine


Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout


Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout

  Questions? Ask below or send us an email. Don't forget to use #GooseBlackFriday when sharing photos on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!