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  • Saturday, November 12th, 2022
  • Bottle Allocation + Street Market For Winners
  • Details Below

Proprietor’s Bourbon County Stout

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 Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout.

A Tradition Unlike Any Other

The Prop Day street market is back, and we’re ready to celebrate with all of you in front of the Fulton St. brewery once again. We’re shutting down the street to give our most loyal fans a first taste of this year’s 2022 Bourbon County Stout lineup. Dress warm, friends.


The Prop Day Package

  • 2 x bottles of 2022 Proprietor’s Bourbon County Stout
  • 1 x bottle of 2022 Bourbon County 30th Anniversary Reserve Stout
  • 1 x bottle of 2022 Bourbon County 2-year Barleywine Reserve
  • 1 x 2022 Prop Day commemorative snifter
  • 1 x 2022 Prop Day ticket
  • 6 x BCBS sample tokens
  • Total package is $180

Prop Day 2022: Lottery Instructions and Schedule

  • Lottery opens October 11th, 2022, at 9:00 a.m. CST
  • Lottery closes October 16th, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. CST
  • 1 lottery submission per person during the lottery window
  • Winners will be chosen at random and notified via email + push notification on Oznr, October 19th, 2022
  • Winners of the “+1” guest lottery will be responsible for purchasing their guest’s Prop Day bundle
  • +1 Guest’s must have an Oznr account. To download Oznr and set up an account, click here [Download Oznr IOS] [Download Oznr Android]
  • No proxies allowed
  • To ensure a fair and smooth lottery, absolutely no changes can be made to your lottery submission
    • There will be zero exceptions made to this rule
    • Before submitting your lottery entry, double-check that all details are correct
  • Winners and guests must be 21+ years of age

Prop Day Sessions

  1. Winners will be randomly selected into Session 1 or Session 2. +1 Guest will be assigned the same session as the winner.
  2. Prop Day Sessions:
    • Session 1 is 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. CST
    • Session 2 is 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. CST
  3. Bottle Allocation Pick-ups
    • Allocations must be picked up within the first 3.5 hours of the event
    • If, for any reason, you cannot attend Prop Day, you can still pick up your bottle allocation at the Goose Island Taproom the following dates/times:
      • Wednesday, November 16th, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. CST
      • Thursday, November 17th, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. CST
      • Friday, November 18th, 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. CST
      • Saturday, November 19th, 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. CST
      • Sunday, November 20th, 12 p.m. - 8 p.m. CST


Q: When/Where is Prop Day happening?

A: Saturday, November 12th, at 1800 W. Fulton St

Q: Is there a street market this year?

A: Yes

Q: Are there plus 1’s?

A: If you entered the +1 Guest and won, yes. If you entered the Single Prop Day Lottery, no.

Q: Do I need to bring anything for my allocation pick-up?

A: Yes, your winning Oznr QR code + your government-issued ID.

Q: Can I buy just one bottle of Bourbon County?

A: No, the Prop Day allocation is sold as a package

Q: Will there be food available?

A: Yes

Q: Will merch be available?

A: Yes

Q: Is there a limit on how many samples I can have?

A: Yes, your package includes 6 drink tokens

Q: Will there be parking?

A: It’s very limited and we’d strongly suggest using public transportation, ridesharing, etc., because it’s a beer event after all

Q: Is Prop Day inside the brewery or outdoors?

A: Outdoors

Q: What happens in the event of severe weather?

A: We’ll be pouring beer rain or shine (or snow), so dress appropriately

Q: If I win the lottery, can I change the name or transfer it to someone else?

A: No, you will need your ID + your OZNR account to pick-up your allocation