TORONTO, ON – Goose Island Beer Co. has announced that its annual Black Friday event will once again be migrating north of the border, with the 2018 vintage of Bourbon County Brand Stout (14.7% abv) set to be available at two locations in Toronto.
Due for release on Friday November 23rd, this year’s edition of the always anticipated barrel-aged beer is described as follows:
Aged in 4+ year old Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels, the original bourbon barrel aged stout is as good as when we first made it over 20 years ago. Flavors of cocoa, vanilla, caramel, almond, cherry, plus leather and tobacco flavors permeate this complex beer that deepens with each sip.
A limited number of bottles of BCBS 2018 will go on sale at LCBO Summerhill (10 Scrivener Square) starting at 9:00 AM. Bern Priest-Blais, head brewer at Goose Island Brewhouse Toronto, and Afrim Pristine, co-owner of The Cheese Boutique, will be on hand to serve coffee, pastries, and cheese samples to waiting customers.
BCBS 2018 will also be available to taste on draught at a ticketed event taking place from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at the Goose Island Brewhouse (70 The Esplanade). The $21.35 ticket includes a 10-ounce pour of BCBS 2018 served in a limited edition branded glass that can be taken home, with Bern Priest-Blais and assistant brewer Marc Mammoliti leading the tasting, and a cheese board by Afrim Pristine.
Any BCBS remaining after the ticketed event will be available for purchase by the general public while supplies last.
For more details, see the Facebook event listings for the bottle release and tasting event.
Source & Photo: Goose Island Beer Co.