Just five months after announcing refunds for people whose 2015 Bourbon County Coffee Brand Stout and 2015 Bourbon County Brand Barleywine “developed flavors that are not consistent with our expectation of how these beers should taste,” Goose Island Beer Co. has issued a statement regarding two new beers.
This time, the beers in question are 2015 Bourbon County Bourbon County Brand Stout and Proprietor’s Stout. Comments on multiple Facebook groups and craft beer forums indicate these beers have developed similar taste issues as those that plagued the Coffee and Barleywine releases.
While Goose Island issued refunds for Coffee and Barleywine, it stated there was no evidence to suggest the beer was infected, but admitted the beers did not meet the brewery’s tasting standards.
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In the statement, Goose Island indicates that while it has been investigating the issue since reports first surfaced, it has not found “the same conclusive data” for the two new beers it found in the Coffee and Barleywine variants. The Chicago-based brewery also announced that Jared Jankoski, brewmaster at Goose Island, would be speaking in detail about the steps that the brewery is taking.