Goose Island Prop Day 2020 logo


  • Every Saturday & Sunday
  • November 7-29, 2020
  • Curbside pickup for Winners
  • Details below


Back in 1992, Chicagoans were the first drinkers to give a dark, viscous, imperial stout aged, in Bourbon barrels, a try. With craft beer in its infancy, it was Chicagoans that welcomed this innovative, barrel-aged stout with open minds and eager palates. That stout, of course, was Bourbon County Brand Stout; the first beer to be aged in a Bourbon barrel. Traditionally, Bourbon County Stout is released only on Black Friday. But, as a thank you to our most loyal fans, we started Prop Day; a tradition that has given our most die hard fans a chance to get the first taste of all our upcoming variants as well as the opportunity to be the first to take home Proprietor’s Bourbon County Stout.

Beloved Beers • Devoted Fans • Curbside Pick-up

A New Take on Tradition

We still want to put our beloved beers in the hands of our most devoted fans, this year will be different. With everyone’s safety in mind, we are shifting to curbside pick-up only. Lottery winners will check in and pick up their allocation without leaving their vehicle. We will miss bringing everyone together outside of our brewery and can’t wait to raise a glass with you all again.

The Allocation

  • 2 x bottles of 2020 Proprietor's Bourbon County Stout
  • 1 x bottle of 2020 Bourbon County Stout Special #4
  • 1 x bottle of 2020 Prop Days Exclusive BA Stout
  • 1 x Prop Days 2020 commemorative snifter
  • Total package is $130

Prop Days 2020: Lottery Instructions and Schedule

  • Enter the Prop Day lottery on
  • Lottery opens October 6th, 2020, at 12:00pm CST
  • Lottery closes October 12th, 2020, at 12:00am CST
  • Singular winners will be chosen, at random, and notified via email October 14th, 2020
  • New this year, only 1 lottery submission per person during the lottery window
  • 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 will have 48 hours to claim their winning ticket
    • It is your responsibility to check your email at this time
    • Be sure to check your spam filter and ensure your email address is correct
    • Make sure to select your date + time for pick-up; slots will fill up fast

Curbside Pick-Up Dates + Times

Winners will select one of the following dates and times for their curbside pick-up. First come, first serve; so, act fast before the timeslot fills up.

Pick-Up Dates:

  1. Saturday, November 7th
  2. Sunday, November 8th
  3. Saturday, November 14th
  4. Sunday, November 15th
  5. Saturday, November 21st
  6. Sunday, November 22nd
  7. Saturday, November 28th
  8. Sunday, November 29th

Pick-Up Times:

  1. 9:00am
  2. 10:00am
  3. 11:00am
  4. 12:00pm
  5. 1:00pm
  6. 2:00pm
  7. 3:00pm
  8. 4:00pm


Q: Will I need a vehicle to pick up my Prop Days allocation?

A: Yes, in order for us to safely and efficiently provide your allocation, we need you to be in a vehicle.

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

A: No, beers are sold together as one package.

Q: There's no street market this year?

A: No, there are currently no events of more than 50 people allowed in the City of Chicago.

Q: Are there BCS samples available?

A: No, beer and curbside pick-ups do not mix.

Q: Once I buy a ticket, can I change the name on the ticket or transfer it to someone else?

A: No, the name on the ticket purchased MUST match the name of the pick-up person; there are no exceptions.

Q: Do I need to bring my ticket?

A: Yes, tickets will be scanned at check-in, via printout or phone, through your driver side window, and your ticket MUST be accompanied by your government-issued ID.

Q: Will the old Proprietor's Day come back in 2021?

A: We certainly hope so.