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The Beer Friends write, review, and discuss Craft Beer as fans instead of experts.  They share their unique voice and affinity for craft beer through multiple platforms and offer a range of media to join their craft beer conversation.



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Beer Review 133: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout 2012


Hello Beer Friends Nation! The third installment of "Beer Geeks do Thanksgiving" features another true "beer geek" beer... Each year us "Brew Nerd's"  (Beer Geek was getting old) await yearly releases to come out.  Typically I'm excited for the fall/winter season because of football (see Hashtag Battles) and yearly stouts.  The two that come to mind are Founders Breakfast Stout and Goose Islands Bourbon County Stout.  We've reviewed Founders so now it's Goose Islands turn at the table.  Over the years we've tried a bunch of different styles aged in bourbon/whiskey/wine barrels, so let's see how this rich stout stacks up!



Beer Review 58.5: Goose Island IPA


Hello Beer Friends Nation! With all the recent talk over a certain large beer distributing company purchasing another small craft brewery the Beer Friends decided to pour one out and discuss the past and future.  This week's SPotW is Goose Island IPA from Chicago and now part of the Anheuser Busch-InBev family - the Beer Friends discuss the possibilities of the beverage giant buyout and whether or not we'll see those delicious Brewmaster Reserves (Sofie, Bourbon County Stout, Matilda) continue, or slowly fade away.  For up-to-date Goose Island / In-Bev info be sure to check back with the Beer Friends, and the Goose Island twitter feed.  In-Bev!  Corporations! Pouring one out for my dead soldiers!  Beer!