Some lucky fans of Goose Island Beer Co. will have the chance to try Bourbon County Stout Proprietor’s a week earlier than the rest of the country.
The Chicago-based brewery is holding a lottery for 2016 Proprietor’s Day, an event that will allow a select few to try the imperial stout brewed with chipotle peppers and cocoa nibs before being aged in bourbon barrels that previously stored maple syrup. Attendees to the free event taking place on November 20 will also have the option to purchase one bottle of Proprietor’s ($20) as well as other “vintage” releases. Fans can enter the lottery once daily online until 11:59pm CST on Oct. 25 at the Goose Island Proprietor’s Day website, with winners randomly chosen and notified on October 26.
This is not the first time that Goose Island has held an event for fans to sample Bourbon County beers before they were released, after Rare Day was held on Nov. 13, 2015 to show off last year’s Bourbon County Rare 2015, an imperial stout which was aged in 35-year-old Heaven Hill barrels for two years.
According to the Goose Island website, winners of the tickets to 2016 Proprietor’s Day will receive:
- The option to obtain two tickets to the event
- Six beer tokens for the tastings, which include two 2016 BCBS pours (3-ounces) and four other Goose Island beers (8-ounces)
- Commemorative Prop Day tote bag
- The option to purchase a bottle of 2016 Bourbon County Proprietor’s as well as select vintage Bourbon County Stout releases
- A limited edition Bourbon County Stout poster
- Maple syrup
- A commemorative 2016 Proprietor’s Day snifter glass
Earlier this year the Chicago-based brewery offered refunds for bottles of 2015 Bourbon County Brand Stout, Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout, Bourbon County Brand Barleywine and 2015 Proprietor’s Stout. The brewery stated the beer developed “off flavors” that “are not to our standards.”