Grit to Grain – Story of Bourbon County Stout

To the employees of Goose Island, Bourbon County Stout has always been more than liquid in a bottle. We’ve always known that, but to what extent we had no idea. A lot has changed at Goose Island since the first batch of Bourbon County Stout was brewed and barreled in 1992. As time marched on, the folklore surrounding Bourbon County Stout became as rich and layered as the beer itself. Fact starts to blend with myth, and myth takes away from the process.

That’s why a group of Goose Island employees set out to uncover the full story of Bourbon County Stout. What we found was a story larger than we had ever realized. A story that uncovers a large cast of characters, crosses state lines, and spans generations. From the loggers that down the American White Oak used to make bourbon barrel staves, to the distillers that fill and age bourbon on those staves. This is Grit & Grain. This is what it really takes to get Bourbon County Brand Stout into your hands. Click the links below to follow the story from now to Bourbon Count’s Black Friday release!.

Chapter 1: We Thought We’d Never Make It Again

Chapter 2: Hooked on Bourbon Ever Since

Chapter 3: All They’ve Ever Known is Logging

Chapter 4: Your Just Don’t Tach That Overnight

Chapter 5: The Barrel Never Dies Coming Soon!

Chapter 6: A Standard in The Industry Coming Soon!

Chapter 7: The Hardest Part … is Waiting Coming Soon!

Chapter 8: Each Sip is Telling A Different Story Coming Soon!

Chapter 9: The Biggest Whale of All Coming Soon!