Goose Island Beer Company: 2019 Bourbon County Brand Wheatwine Ale

Style: Wheat Wine Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Special Notes: The Wheatwine Ale is back for its second year. This year, it is aged in Larceny wheated bourbon casks from Heaven Hill.

Hops: Millennium

Malts: 2-Row, White Wheat

ABV: 15.4%

IBU: 60

Availability: Very limited release

@untappd says: 4.16/5

I know. I know. I said yesterday that I only wanted the two variants I bought yesterday—the Mon Chéri and the Café de Olla—and that I was happy to leave Total Wine without the Wheatwine variant. I know! I said that maybe when I got my bonus in two weeks, I’d go back and try to find more variants. Stop judging me!

Goose Island Brewing Company: 2019 Bourbon County Brand Wheatwine Ale
Look how pretty it is. How could I leave it at the store like a heartless bastard? (Credit: Martin Stezano/Beers on Windowsills)

Today, my wife and I went to the vet to pick up the memorial prints they made us for Brutus (our birdy that we had to put down last week). Afterward, we decided to stop by Stop & Shop for groceries. We were in a different town, so we popped Stop & Shop into the GPS and went. Guess where it was! Yep… the same shopping plaza as Total Wine. I said to myself OK. I’ll pop in. They’ll be sold out, and I won’t be able to buy it. And I’ll be happy to go home. Turns out they had the Wheatwine Ale. So now I do too. I’m only one man. I’m weak!

Anyway, this one is different from last year’s award-winning release because it is aged in Larceny wheated bourbon casks from Heaven Hill. I hope it’s good!

Did you guys find any others on Day 2? Let me know in the comments below!

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