Over 20 years ago, Brewmaster Greg Hall met the legendary Beam Family 6th Generation Master Distiller, Booker Noe, at a Beer, Bourbon and Cigar pairing dinner. What began as a conversation about a special 1,000th batch for Goose Island’s Clybourn Brewpub would later become a new benchmark for craft beer.
Thanks to Booker’s gift of four barrels, bourbon barrel-aged beer was born, and the rest is dark, delicious history.
That original collaboration has now come full circle with the 2017 release of Bourbon County Reserve Brand Stout. Aged in 11-year-old Knob Creek® Bourbon barrels, the Small Batch Bourbon created by Booker himself in 1992, this beer is simultaneously a celebration of Knob Creek’s 25th Anniversary and a toast to the chance encounter that brought Bourbon County Brand Stout to the world. Cheers!