The Thrill of the Bourbon County Chase!

It’s an annual event for us Stout lovers….the Black Friday release of Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout along with the variants that accompany it.  This year, Chicago based Goose released the original basic stout (BCBS),  a coffee variant (BCBCS), a Barleywine, and the Chicago only release of Proprietor’s Stout.  There was a Maple RyeContinue reading “The Thrill of the Bourbon County Chase!”

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Aviator Brewing Night Jump release

For North Carolina locals, Aviator Brewing Company is one of the “older” breweries in the Raleigh area – they’ve been around for about 8 years!  Last year they released a bourbon barrel aged (13% abv) Stout called Night Jump.  Oh, and the other thing about Aviator is that they are a can only brewery, so aContinue reading “Aviator Brewing Night Jump release”

The Asheville Stoutcation!

As I wrote about in an earlier post, the 2 sons of the Stoutwhisperer and I traveled to Asheville for a 21st birthday weekend beercation (albeit a year late!).  We even had the blessing of Mrs. Stoutwhisperer!   One son rode with me and the other met us in Asheville as he was coming from Greenville,Continue reading “The Asheville Stoutcation!”

International Stout Day!

Today is International Stout Day. Now why it’s November 3, I can’t tell you but I can tell you that the Stout season is upon us. If you look at the various social media accounts related to craftbeer, it’s clear the tide has turned from the summer IPA season (also referred to as the “StoutContinue reading “International Stout Day!”