We may still be in the middle of "avoiding pumpkin spice things" season, but it's time to think ahead to that most intense of beer holidays: Black Friday.
Fans of the dark and heavy stuff, though, can get a jump start on their seasonal Imperial Stouts by signing up for the Goose Island Prop Day lottery. Sign up starts at .
The special release of Goose Island's Bourbon County Stout Proprietor’s will be held on , at the Goose Island Brewery, 1800 W. Fulton St., Chicago. The street outside the brewery will be roped off for a Street Market at 12pm-5pm. Bottle pick-up will be 12-4pm.
The chance to buy tickets will be determined by a lottery. Go to GooseIsland.com/PropDay starting at 12 noon Monday to enter (the page is live now with Prop Day details). You may enter once per day until Monday, October 8 at 11:59 pm. Winners will be chosen randomly at Noon, October 9, then notified by email. Once notified, you'll have 48 hours to claim your ticket. All winners will be confirmed on October 11.
Prop Day tickets will be $30, and include:
- The option to purchase two bottles of Proprietor’s Bourbon County Stout and one bottle of Bourbon County Vanilla Stout.
- One commemorative snifter (it's going to be plastic this time around)
- Custom Bourbon County tote bag
- Seven tokens for 3 oz. pours of 2018 Bourbon County Variant samples or 16 oz. cans of 312 Dry Hop
- Access to the street market outside of the brewery before and after bottle pickup
The street market will feature local Chicago companies, sampling their unique goods made with or inspired by Bourbon County Stout. Music, Food Trucks, and more beer will be available. Events like this will often involve a surprise or two from the cellars.
The 2018 Proprietor's is described as being “all about the chocolate. Using a combination of dark chocolate and two types of cocoa nibs, this rich and decadent beer highlights the whole range of chocolate from smooth and silky milk chocolate flavors to deep and earthy dark chocolate.”
The year's event has been moved back a week from the 2017 "Proprietor's Day," which was on November 19.