A possible new Bourbon County Brand Stout variant from Goose Island Beer Co. is a collaboration with two other companies.

The Chicago-based brewery has filed a label with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) for Bourbon County Brand Special #4, a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout conditioned on two different adjuncts from two companies that will be packaged in 500ml bottles: bourbon barrel-aged maple syrup from Bissell Maple Farm and coffee from Intelligentsia Coffee.

The new beer is a variant of the Chicago-based brewery’s Bourbon County Brand Stout 2020, 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 bourbon barrels.

This newest addition brings the total number of variant labels filed for this year’s Bourbon County Brand Stout to eight:

Although release details for this year’s releases have not been confirmed, all but two of the eight bottled BCBS variants last year were available nationwide starting on the day after Thanksgiving, which fell on Nov. 29. Those exceptions were Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout, which has always been exclusively available in Chicago since its debut in 2013; and Bourbon County Double Barrel Stout 2019, which the brewery indicated would not have “a traditional retail release” that included an online lottery.

In addition, it should be noted that Goose Island filed labels for three additional variants in kegs last year that were never released to the public:

When reached by email, a spokesperson for Goose Island responded with this statement:

We know our fans anxiously await the release of the official Bourbon County Stout lineup. And we love seeing the excitement! The reality is every year we have dozens of variant submissions from our brewers. You may expect to see more TTB labels listed, but trust us, you’ll know when we announce the official lineup.