Bourbon barrel-aged imperial stouts are one of the most popular beer styles out there. Each year the release of these brews brings big excitement to craft beer fans as they check out how the unique profiles of each barrel change a beer from year to year. Without a doubt the most well known of these brews is Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout. Take a look at the upcoming 2016 release.
Always on the job, craft beer lovers are always working, searching for their next great find, next great drink. Like a cop working the beat, beer fans work long hours and take pride in a job well done. And like the badge a cop wears, we too wear a badge of honor that goes with finding and imbibing in great beer. Now you can wear a real badge to show your beer pride and use it to get into your favorite bottle of brew too, with the Beer Patrol Badge bottle opener.
Craft brewers are always coming up with interesting combinations. Some work, while some are just weird. Fruit and veggies may be a combo your parents tried to get you to eat, but it’s also two of the most frequent worlds brewers turn to when looking for something to make their beer special. So why not have both? Two Henrys Roasted Jalapeño Blueberry Porter does just that. But does it work?
Craft beer drinkers may have graduated from drinking Natty Ice and 40oz OE 800 High Gravity, but the brown paper bag still has a special place in the heart of every beer drinker. It has a magical way of making you more connected to your drinking experience, even if you’ve never brown bagged it before. The Brown Bag Can Koozie from Transient is the best way to brown bag.
Beer Of The Month clubs have been around forever. Your father may have signed up for one or gotten a couple boxes as a gift for a holiday present at some point. While they offer a chance to enjoy brews from outside your local selection, they rarely give you the beers you really want. Tavour is a different kind of beer club. There’s how they give craft beer fans what they want.
The Great American Beer Festival is the biggest beer fest in the United States. It attracts more than 60,000 people to Denver, Colorado each fall and serves up some of the best beers in the country. With more than 750 breweries and over 3,800 beers, it’s a beer lover’s paradise. There’s just one problem. Denver is a bad place for the Great American Beer Festival.
Like the beer industry that uses them, hop growers have seen great growth with the resurgence in craft beer. Though they don’t get the attention that the beer we imbibe does, without them we’d have none of the brews we all love. That’s why Goose Island is looking ahead, and staying on top of the hops.
If you’ve spent any time in the craft beer world or visited a craft brewery, chances are you’ve heard the story a few times. The challenges of getting started from nothing, growing pains, and competing with the big guys. It’s a story almost every craft brewery tells and one that has been told in countless books by craft brewers over the years.
While it’s interesting to hear the version each brewer has to tell, it can also get a bit old time after time. Tony Magee tells a different version of the classic craft brewer startup story in, So You Want to Start a Brewery?: The Lagunitas Story.