Goose Island 2015 BCBS Release & Event Info!

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“Do not cease to drink beer, to eat, to intoxicate thyself, to make love, and celebrate the good days.”

Well…the upcoming Thanksgiving week should afford you the opportunity to check off a number of these. We figure you have the eating part squared away, and we’ll also leave the making love part to your discretion.

The drinking beer part? That we can help you with. As you’re all aware, Thanksgiving is sandwiched (hee hee) nicely between a number of Wednesday Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout tasting events, and Friday’s 2015 BCBS Bottle Release (and more tastings!)

We’re attempting to provide all the relevant details here in one handy spot. As more info becomes available, we’ll update this post asap.

The Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout 2015 Variants:

  • Bourbon County Brand Stout
  • BCS Barleywine
  • BCS Coffee
  • BCS Proprietors
  • BCS Rare
  • BCS Regal Rye

Josh Noel of the Chicago Tribune did a preview tasting and review of the variants back in October. You can read his article HERE.

There’s another great article with reviews by Mike Zoller at PorchDrinking.com.

On Friday, November 27th,  Goose Island’s 2015 batch of Bourbon County Brand Stout will be released into the waiting hands of many a thankful beer drinker. For every person contemplating what sides to serve with the turkey on Thursday, there’s a person figuring out their Friday (or Thursday night) game plan on which store to stand in line at (Friday projected high of 45 degrees). Hopefully you’ve spent the year making friends with your local merchant and can rest easy with the promise of a couple bottles set aside. For many of us, the choice is standing in line at our local Binny’s.

Binny’s BCBS Info

All Chicagoland Binny’s locations will have a BCBS allotment. Obviously, the Lincoln Park store will have the biggest allotment (and crowd).

Fun starts at 9am on Friday, November 27th (though the real positioning-in-line-and-mule-jostling begins many, many hours earlier).

There will be a per customer allotment of 2 Regular BCBS and 1 of EACH variant (while supplies last, of course).

The following info is for the Binny’s Lincoln Park location:

A recent (11/10) Binny’s Lincoln Park update states:

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 22oz or two 12oz vintage bottles of their choice. This allocation includes the following:

  • 2009 Bourbon County Brand Stout – 22oz
  • 2010 Bourbon County Brand Stout – 12oz
  • 2011 Bourbon County Brand Stout – 12oz
  • 2012 Bourbon County Brand Stout – 12oz
  • 2013 Bourbon County Brand Stout – 12oz
  • 2014 Bourbon County Brand Stout – 12oz
  • 2013 Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale – 12oz
  • 2014 Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout – 12oz
  • 2014 Bourbon County Brand Stout Proprietor’s – 22oz
  • 2013 Bourbon County Brand Stout Backyard Rye – 22oz
  • 2014 Bourbon County Brand Stout Vanilla Rye – 22oz

Binny’s Prices:

Brand Stout – $10
Barleywine – $13
Coffee – $13
Rye – $24
Prop – $24
Rare – $65

BCBS glassware – $16

For the most up to date info, check the Binny’s Black Friday 2015 Event Page.

 

Whole Foods (Chicagoland) BCBS info

Per Whole Foods’ page, posted 11/24/15:

“BOURBON COUNTY STOUT NEWS: Whole Foods Market Chicagoland stores will release Goose Island Bourbon County Stout on Friday, December 4th!

*Must be 21+. Please drink responsibly. Bourbon County Stout will NOT be available at Whole Foods Market on Black Friday, 11/27.”

 

Disclaimer: Not all bars have yet received or had confirmed what variants they will receive. The listings below are subject to change (hopefully for the even better). We used a combination of the bar’s Facebook and/or website, as well as Goose Island’s Distributor event page HERE. As always, you may wish to confirm directly with the venue what they’ll have. We will update this page with any new info as it appears.

GOOSE ISLAND BCBS TASTING EVENTS

Wednesday, November 25th

Wednesday, 4pm

Eddie Gaedel Pub & Grill
117 N. Main St, Elburn. (630) 365-9938
What they have:

  • BCS 2015
  • BCS Barleywine 2015
  • BCS 2014
  • BCS 2013
  • Lolita
  • Festivity Ale
  • Four Star Pils
  • The Ogden
  • Flights of 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2015 Barleywine

More details at Eddie Gaedel’s BCBS Event Page.

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub – Chicago

622 N. Fairbanks Ct, Chicago. (312) 642-0700
What they have:

  • BCS 2014

Wednesday, 5pm

Jimmy’s Grill
245 S. Washington St, Naperville. (630) 548-2500
What they have:

  • BCS 2015
  • BCS Barleywine 2015
  • BCS Coffee 2015

Wednesday. 6pm

Sheffield’s Beer & Wine Garden
3258 N. Sheffield Ave., Chicago. (773) 281-4989
What they have:

6pm

    • BCS 2015
    • BCS Barleywine 2015
    • BCS Coffee 2015
    • BCS Proprietors 2015
    • Rye
    • Sofie
    • Matilda
    • Shread the Gnar 14′
    • Clybourn Anniversary
    • Real Nice Surprise
    • Winter Ale

7pm

    • BCS Vanilla 2014

8pm

    • BCS 2013

Vintage Bottles EXTREMELY Limited Availability

    • BCS 2011
    • BCS 2012
    • BCS 2013
    • BCS Coffee 2011
    • BCS Coffee 2013
    • BCS Barleywine 2013
    • Backyard Rye 2013
    • Juliet 2010
    • Juliet 201
    • Demolition
    • Madam Rose 2012
    • Gillian 2013
    • Lolita 2013

More details at Sheffield’s Event Page.

Wednesday, 7pm

The Beer Bistro – West Loop
1061 W. Madison St., Chicago. (312) 433-0013
What they have:

  • BCS 2015
  • BCS Barleywine 2015
  • BCS Coffee 2015
  • BCS Proprietors 2015
  • BCS Regal Rye 2015
  • Sofie
  • Halla
  • Lolita
  • IPA

More details at The Beer Bistro’s Event Page.

Dusek’s
1227 W. 18th St., Chicago. (312) 526-3851
What they have:

  • BCS 2015
  • BCS Barleywine 2015
  • BCS Coffee 2015
  • BCS Proprietors 2015
  • BCS Rare 2015
  • BCS Regal Rye 2015
  • 4 Star Pils
  • Sofie
  • Matilda

More details at Dusek’s BCBS Event Page.

Fountainhead
1970 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago. (773) 697-8204
What they have:

  • BCS 2015
  • BCS Coffee 2015
  • BCS Proprietors 2015
  • BCS Regal Rye 2015
  • BCS 2010
  • BCS 2014
  • BCS Proprietors 2014
  • Matilda
  • Real Nice Surprise
  • Great Road

More details at Fountainhead’s BCBS Event Page.

Wednesday, 7:30pm

Son Of A Butcher Tavern
2934 W. Diversey Ave, Chicago. (773) 270-4520
What they have:

  • BCS 2015

Bourbon County Stout 2015 will be one of the beers paired at this $65 Prix Fixe Beer Dinner.
More details at Son Of A Butcher’s BCBS Event Page.

 

Friday, November 27th

Friday, 7am

The Open Bottle
7101 183rd St, Unit 105, Tinley Park, IL. (708) 263-0449
What they have:

  • BCS 2015 (Bottles)
  • BCS Barleywine 2015 (Bottles)
  • BCS Coffee 2015 (Bottles)
  • BCS Proprietors 2015 (Bottles)
  • BCS Rare 2015 (Bottles)
  • BCS Regal Rye 2015 (Bottles)
  • BCS 2015 Coffee (Draft)

More details at Open Bottle’s BCBS Event Page.

Friday, 10am

Warren’s Ale House
51 Town Square, Wheaton IL. (630) 462-5126
What they have:

  • BCS 2015
  • BCS Barleywine 2015
  • BCS Coffee 2015
  • Night Stalker

More details at Warren’s BCBS Event Page.

Goose Island – Clybourn
1800 N. Clybourn Ave, Chicago. (312) 915-0071
This is a (sold out) ticketed event. We hope you scored a ticket!
More details at Goose Island – Clybourn’s BCBS Event Page.

Friday, 11am

The Olympic Tavern
2327 N. Main St, Rockford. (815) 962-8758
What they have:

11am

    • BCS 2015
    • BCS Barleywine 2015

2pm

    • BCS 2013
    • BCS Barleywine 2013

5pm

    • BCS 2014
    • BCS Barleywine 2014

Limited Bottles available to-go (1 bottle per person)

    • BCS 2015 (500ml)
    • BCS Barleywine 2015 (500ml)
    • BCS Regal Rye 2015 (500ml)
    • BCS Coffee 2015 (500ml)
    • BCS 2013 (12oz)
    • BCS Barleywine 2013 (12oz)
    • Goose Island Lolita 2010 (22oz)

More details at Olympic Tavern’s BCBS Event Page.

Friday, 12pm (Noon)

Local Option
1102 W. Webster Ave, Chicago. (773) 348-2008
What they have:

  • BCS 2015
  • BCS Barleywine 2015
  • BCS Coffee 2015
  • BCS Proprietors 2015
  • BCS Backyard Rye 2013

The BCS selections are just part of a huge draft list The Local Option is having for their Black Friday event. For a preliminary list check Local Option’s Black Friday Event Page.

Friday, 1:30PM

Plank Road Tap Room
39W149 Plank Rd, Elgin. (224) 238-3527
What they have:

  • BCS 2015
  • BCS Barleywine 2015

More details at Plank Road Taproom’s BCBS Event Page.

Friday, 2pm

Fatpour Tap Works
2005 W. Division St, Chicago. (773) 698-8940
What they have:

  • BCS 2015
  • BCS Barleywine 2015
  • BCS Coffee 2015
  • BCS Rare 2015
  • BCS Regal Rye 2015
  • BCS Proprietors 2015
  • BCS 2012
  • BCS 2013
  • BCS 2014
  • BCS Backyard Rye 2013
  • BCS Barleywine 2013
  • BCS Proprietors 2014
  • BCS Vanilla 2014

More details at Fatpour Tap Works BCBS Event Page.

Whirlyball Chicago
1825 W. Webster Ave, Chicago. (773) 486-7777
What they have:

2pm

    • BCS Templeton Rye 2013 (Not included in ticket package, available to first 50 guests)

3pm

    • BCS Coffee 2015

4pm

    • BCS 2015
    • BCS Barleywine 2015

5pm

    • BCS Proprietors 2015

6:30pm

    • BCS Regal Rye 2015

This is a ticketed event. Tickets are $45 in advance ($55 11am-1pm, day of event if available) and can be purchased HERE.

Friday, 5pm

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub – Chicago
622 N. Fairbanks Ct, Chicago. (312) 642-0700
What they have:

  • BCS 2015
  • BCS Barleywine 2015
  • BCS Coffee 2015
  • BCS Proprietors 2015
  • BCS Regal Rye 2015
  • BCS 2012
  • BCS 2013
  • BCS 2014
  • BCS Vanilla 2014
  • BCS Coffee 2014
  • Great Road
  • Fulton Street Coffee
  • Real Nice
  • Gillian
  • Halia
  • Lolita
  • Juliet

In Bottles (No carry-out sales):

  • BCS 2010 (12oz)
  • BCS Proprietors 2014 (22oz)
  • BCS Rye 2013 (22oz)

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub – Gurnee
5572 Grand Ave, Gurnee. (847) 249-0800
What they have:

  • BCS 2015
  • BCS Barleywine 2015
  • BCS Coffee 2015
  • BCS Proprietors 2015
  • BCS Regal Rye 2015
  • BCS 2014
  • BCS 2013
  • BCS Barleywine 2014
  • BCS Barleywine 2013

In Bottles (No carry-out sales):

  • BCS 2014
  • BCS Barleywine 2014
  • BCS 2013
  • BCS Barleywine 2013
  • BCS Coffee 2013
  • BCS Backyard Rye 2013 Bombers
  • BCS 2010 (12oz)
  • BCS Proprietors 2014 (22oz)
  • BCS Rye 2013 (22oz)

Timothy O’Toole’s Pub – Libertyville
412 N. Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville. (847) 984-2599
What they have:

  • BCS 2015
  • BCS Barleywine 2015
  • BCS Coffee 2015
  • BCS Proprietors 2015
  • BCS Rare 2015
  • BCS Regal Rye 2015

In Bottles (No carry-out sales):

  • BCS 2010 (12oz)
  • BCS Proprietors 2014 (22oz)
  • BCS Rye 2013 (22oz)

Friday, 7pm

Fischman Liquors & Tavern
4780 N . Milwaukee Ave, Chicago. (773) 545-0123
What they have:

7pm

    • BCS 2014
    • BCS 2015
    • BCS Barleywine 2015

9pm

    • BCS Coffee 2015

Bottle Release

8pm

    • BCS 2015
    • BCS Barleywine 2015
    • BCS Coffee 2015
    • BCS Proprietors 2015
    • BCS Rare 2015
    • BCS Regal Rye 2015

More details at Fischman’s BCBS Event Page.

Sunday, December 6th

Sunday, 11am

Bottles and Cans
4109 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL. (773) 857-2270
What they have:

  • BCS 2015
  • BCS Barleywine 2015
  • BCS Coffee 2015
  • BCS Proprietors 2015
  • BCS Regal Rye 2015

More details at Bottle and Cans’ BCBS Event Page

 

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