Bourbon County Brand Barleywine by Goose Island Beer Co. in Illinois, United States
Goose Island Beer Co.

Bourbon County Brand Barleywine

Illinois, United States
12.1% ABV • IBU 60

About Bourbon County Brand Barleywine by Goose Island Beer Co.

Aged in the third-use barrels that were once home to Kentucky bourbon and then their renowned Bourbon County Stout, this traditional English-style barleywine possesses the subtlety of flavor that only comes from a barrel that’s gone through many seasons of ritual care. The intricacies of the previous barrel denizens – oak, charcoal, hints of tobacco and vanilla, and that signature bourbon heat – are all present in this beer. Hearty and complex, Bourbon County Brand Barleywine is a titan and a timeline; a bold, flavorful journey through the craft of barrel aging.


Our famous beer began with a trip across Europe, when Goose Island founder (and unabashed beer lover) John Hall took a tour across the continent. Pint by pint, he savored the styles and selections of brews in every region, and thought to himself, “America deserves some damn fine beer like this, too.”

Goose Island Beer Co. makes Bourbon County Brand Barleywine English Barleywine