In 1992, the first ever bourbon barrel-aged stout revolutionized the beer community forever. It was here in Chicago that Bourbon County Brand Stout was born to celebrate Goose Island’s 1,000th batch of beer. Year after year, with open arms, Chicagoans continue to embrace this one-of-a-kind beer. To show our immense gratitude to our hometown friends, we created Prop Day, a tradition celebrating Bourbon County Brand Stout. For those folks who can’t wait till Black Friday, Prop Day offers the first chance to taste the upcoming line-up as well as an opportunity to take home the first bottles of Bourbon County Brand Proprietor's Stout.

Tickets on Sale 10/18
Prop Day 2023

Prop Day Package

  • 2 x bottles of 2023 Bourbon County Brand Proprietor’s Stout
  • 1 x bottle of 2023 Bourbon County Brand Bananas Foster Stout
  • 1 x bottle of 2023 Bourbon County Brand Backyard Stout
  • 1 x 2023 Prop Day commemorative glassware
  • 1 x Welcome pour of Bourbon County Brand Original Stout
  • 5 x BCBS sample tokens
Prop Day 2023

New This Year

We might be selling a limited amount of select Bourbon County Brand Stout reserves to-go.

Tickets on Sale 10/18


Prop Day 2023

In the heart of Chicago winter, we were inspired by the warming flavors of a classic dessert: rice pudding. Never having used rice as an ingredient in a stout before, we were excited for the opportunity to brew these flavors into a beer worthy of the city of Chicago.⁠

⁠Using a combination of cassia bark, brown sugar, raisins and toasted rice, the final recipe is a taste of home cooking. This stout wraps you in a culinary blanket of toasted rice, vanilla custard, dried fruit, and baking spices. Proprietor’s is our love language, Chicago.


When/Where is Prop Day happening?
    Saturday, November 18th, at 1800 W. Fulton St from 1pm to 5pm.
What happened to the lottery?
    We’re switching it up this year. If you want to come, just buy a ticket on Oznr on 10/18 at 10am CST.
Do I need to bring anything for my allocation pick-up?
    Yes, your Oznr QR code + your government-issued ID.
Can I buy just one bottle from the Prop Day Allocation?
    Nope, the Prop Day allocation is sold as a package.
Will there be food available?
    Yes. Enjoy menu items from the Goose Island Brewhouse.
Will special merch be available?
    We will have limited Prop Day items available only for purchase at Prop Day.
Can I re-enter Prop Day once I exit?
    Yes. We understand that you might not want to lug around your allocation all afternoon.
How many tickets can I buy?
    You can buy up to two tickets to Prop Day.