Goose Island Beer Company Bourbon County Brand Barleywine (2016 Vintage)
This barleywine was once a blend of beers aged in second- and third-use barrels, meaning barrels that had previously held only bourbon (second use) and barrels that had previously held both bourbon and Bourbon County Stout (third use).
When the first Goose Island Brewpub opened its doors in 1988, domestic, mass-produced beer was deeply ingrained in Midwestern culture. The craft beer industry was still in its infancy, with only a handful of brewpubs in existence in the Midwest. Chicagoans palates evolved rapidly once Goose Island’s Brewpub opened its doors and introduced the city to distinctive craft beer.