Five years running now, our Black Friday tradition is not in search for the best deals in electronics or toys. Rather a dark beer that is aged in bourbon barrels called "Bourbon County" from Goose Island out of Chicago, IL.

Matt Sparx

Goose Island's Bourbon County comes out every Black Friday and yes, people wait in line for beer! This was the scene at Wilbur's Total Beverage in Fort Collins this morning:

Matt Sparx

The "1 bottle per person" limit had us going to a few different liquor stores in Northern Colorado. Bourbon County came in 7 variants this year. Every place that we stopped at only had the Bourbon County Stouts. I was really hoping to score a bottle of the Bourbon County Coffee Stout, but none were around to be had in the area.

Matt Sparx

We told out neighbors that they HAD to go with us to get some silky, boozy, smooth beers since it is an experience to be had. After it was all said and done today, between my wife and I, we took home 7 Bourbon County Stouts and picked up an Odell Whiskey Barrel Aged Lugene and a Sierra Nevada Cocoa Coconut Narwhal Stout.

Matt Sparx

Fun times! I'll probably only have one of the Bourbon County Stouts this year. I will save the others for aging just like I did the previous year's past. Cheers!