Goose Island Recalling Two More Bourbon County Brand Stouts

15 July 2016

From Gose Island:

We have found nine bottling dates for 2015 Bourbon County Stout Original and one 2015 Proprietor’s that have developed off flavors. There is absolutely no health risk in drinking these beers and some people will still enjoy it, but the flavor profiles are not to our standards. We are offering a refund from today through September 15, 2016 for the affected bottling dates. Quality and testing are extremely important to us, and these processes take time. We thank our loyal BCS drinkers for their patience as we worked to figure out this complex challenge and make it right for our customers.

Please follow the following steps to receive a refund:

  • The Bourbon County Stout or Bourbon County Stout Proprietor’s neck label and a photo of the back label, with time stamp clearly visible, will serve as your proof of purchase and must be sealed in a single envelope with the below printed form to be eligible for refund. Refunds will only be provided with proof of purchase. If you have more than one bottle, you must include each neck label and photo of the back label per bottle. 

Beers eligible for refund include:

  • Bourbon County Stout Original Date Codes: 10/9/15, 10/12/15, 10/21/15, 10/22/15, 10/23/15, 10/26/15, 10/30/15, 11/4/15, 11/5/15
  • Bourbon County Stout Proprietor’s Date Codes: 9/18/15

Example of return packet envelope and all required content. For multiple refunds, please include the corresponding number of neck labels attached to print out of each back label.

Download Return Application Here

From ChicagoBusiness:

Goose Island Beer is recalling two more of its 2015 Bourbon County Brand Stout beers after confirming they were infected with a type of bacteria in the lactobacillus family, the second such recall the Chicago-based brewer has undertaken this year, the company said today.

Nine bottlings of its signature Bourbon County Brand Stout and all of its special-to-Chicago Proprietor's Bourbon County Brand Stout had traces of lactobacillus acetotolerans, a type of lactic acid that also produced off flavors in Goose Island's Bourbon County coffee stout and barleywine.

Ken Stout, Goose Island's president and general manager, said the brewery has worked for months to identify the source of the contaminant. Its working theory is that the lactobacillus lurked in the tanks used to transport the beer from the brewery's barrel-aging warehouse to its Fulton Market bottling facility.

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