Posts tagged "Bourbon County Stout"

Chicago Beer Events, December 11-14

Chicago Beer Events, December 11-14
It's time for "12 Beers of Christmas" promotions, and more strong dark beers for the holidays! And by the way, we here at the ChicagoNow community are saying goodbye to Jimmy Greenfield, our Community Manager, which means—well, I'd say "boss" but that implies that this is a job, which it's not. But Jimmy has been the coordinator between somewhere around 1,500 bloggers and whatever part of the Tribune Co. or "tronc" manages this blog portal. Jimmy was with "CN" since it fired up in 2009. I joined in 2010 after disappointing performance with another, long-extinct blog portal, and Jimmy has been handy with advice and ideas, some of which I did not bother with: he suggested my Beer Events pages should just be of selected highlights, I went and worked out how to program it to be dynamic. And he's also encouraged us all in learning our way around WordPress as it was becoming the de facto standard in blogging and site-building. Adios, Jimmy!...

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, December 8-10

Chicago Craft Beer Weekend, December 8-10
After several debut events going back to Black Friday, there are still chances to score some Bourbon County Stout and Canadian Breakfast Stout. But there are also barrel-aged releases from Buckledown, Revolution, Blue Island, and Begyle. And there's another beer fest the weekend to sample many more...

Chicago Thanksgiving Week with Craft Beer

Chicago Thanksgiving Week with Craft Beer
This is an unusually busy week, so much so that I've already posted separate Black Wednesday and Black Friday calendars and now that the ChicagoNow powers-that-be have restored the ability to make posts "sticky," I can post in advance and keep the most timely posts at the top of my blogroll. And I'll be able to take the kids off to see Grandma and Grandpa...
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Chicago Black Friday Beer Events, November 24

Chicago Black Friday Beer Events, November 24
The Bourbon County Stout release at the Goose Island Brewhouse is already sold out. But there are plenty of chances to get a hold of some of what's become a Chicago Holiday Traditional brew. You can read my preview of the 2017 Bourbon County Stout variants here. It took longer than I thought to get this posted, because each time I set down to write this, I found more events to put into my calendar. And there will be more to be inserted after this one is published, so check back for more chances to get out and avoid shoppers...

Chicago's Black Wednesday Beer Events, November 22

Chicago's Black Wednesday Beer Events, November 22
This holiday beer season, I'm publishing my calendar of events for Black Wednesday now, with Black Friday to come very shortly after. These days bracketing Thanksgiving Day have become important not just for Christmas shopping, but for folks in Chicago to get their lips around Goose Island's Bourbon County Stouts and variants. BCS goes on draft Wednesday, while bottles will be available Friday at the re-opened and re-named Goose Island Brewhouse, and at retailers around the area. Here's my preview of the 2017 BCS variants. Meanwhile, other brewers and establishments will be taking advantage of the hubbub to put on some big beer events of their own. For those coming across my events articles for the first time, each day's events are fed in from my Google Calendar by a little programming app I wrote myself. All I have to do is enter new events on the calendar, and they appear here. However, the events appear inside a separate HTML iframe, so this article has a scrollbar inside the usual scrollbar. And check back, we'll be adding more events...

Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 6-9

Chicago Craft Beer Events, November 6-9
First off, Monday at noon is when tickets go online for Goose Island's Black Friday event at the original Clybourn brewpub, now the Goose Island Brewhouse. Check the listing below for a chance to get in on this year's Bourbon County Stout. As of Sunday evening, there are still tickets left for this weekend's Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers. If you can't get tickets by now, or if the event is a little too pricey for you, there will be plenty of alternate pouring of barrel-aged beers to enjoy...
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I Previewed the 2017 Goose Island Bourbon County Stouts

I Previewed the 2017 Goose Island Bourbon County Stouts
The Goose Island Beer Company hosted local beer writers on Thursday for a preview sampling of the Bourbon County Brand Stout releases for 2017. The sampling of BCS and its variants was held at Goose Island’s Barrel House on North Sacramento Blvd. I last saw the warehouse for a BCS event in 2014, when it... Read more »

Chicago Craft Beer Events, October 23–26

Chicago Craft Beer Events, October 23–26
As it turns out, there will be no large World Series watching parties this week. Oktoberfests are finally winding down, but Halloween is ramping up. And Jolly Pumpkin is finally opening its Hyde Park restaurant & brewpub (this time for sure). I hope to update with further details...

Lottery Open for Goose Island Proprietor's Day

Lottery Open for Goose Island Proprietor's Day
Oktoberfest season is wrapping up, and pumpkin pie beers are, well, hanging around for the foreseeable future. But it so happens we can now look forward to Bourbon County Brand Stout season! And for the second year, we’ll have Proprietor’s Day as well. The 2nd annual Proprietor’s Day will be Sunday, November 19 at the... Read more »
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Chicago Craft Beer Week Finale: Thursday, May 25

Chicago Craft Beer Week Finale: Thursday, May 25
All too soon, Chicago Craft Beer Week is ending. I'm publishing this page early and continuing to fill in events. Hoping we can all catch a break and enjoy some cold ones at home or with comrades this upcoming Memorial Day weekend...
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