A brand new creation from Goose Island Beer Co. has been aged in barrels from halfway across the globe.
According to a label filed with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), Suffolk County Stout is an imperial stout brewed exclusively with English hops and English malts. The beer in question was then aged in barrels sourced from Suffolk County, England that previously held Adnams Southwold single malt whisky before being packaged in 500ml bottles.
The name of the new creation is a play on Goose Island’s famous Bourbon County Stout, an imperial stout brewed with two-row, Black, Caramel, Chocolate, Munich 10 and Roasted Barley malts and is hopped with Millennium hops before being aged in a mix of bourbon barrels that previously held Heaven Hill, Buffalo Trace and Wild Turkey for one year.
The Chicago-based brewery released seven different 2020 BCBS variants last month on Black Friday.
An email sent to the brewery for additional information was not immediately returned.