The 2018 Bourbon County Brand Stout variants keep coming.

According to a keg label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Goose Island Beer Co. is working on releasing Bourbon County Brand Stout Tarte Tatin 2018, an imperial stout aged in bourbon barrels with black currants and brown sugar added. While there have been 10 different Bourbon County Stout variants to have a label released so far, all but two have included 500ml bottle labels.

In addition, BCBS Tarte Tatin 2018 is the fifth variant so far that incorporates fruit:

While release details have not been confirmed, all but two of the six bottled BCBS variants last year were available nationwide starting on the day after Thanksgiving, which fell on Nov. 24. The exceptions were Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout, which has always been exclusively available in Chicago since its debut in 2013 and Bourbon County Brand Stout Reserve 2017.

It should be noted that the fact that a label has been filed for a specific beer or beers does not necessarily mean that those beers will ever be released. In fact, Goose Island filed labels for two different Bourbon County releases in 2016 that have not yet seen the light of day: Bourbon County Brand Maple Rye Stout and a version of Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout aged in Scotch whisky barrels.

Finally, last year the brewery announced that it would not be releasing Bourbon County Brand Barleywine Ale Reserve 2017, a barleywine ale aged for 20 months in 35-year-old Heaven Hill barrels, due to the fact that did not “taste like what we wanted it to.”

When reached by email, a spokesperson for Goose Island declined to comment.

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