2020 Bourbon County Release Event!

Our annual Bourbon County Release event promises to be as much fun as previous years, albeit a bit more socially distanced!

Astoria Bier and Cheese is hosting their annual Bourbon County Release event this coming Saturday, November 28th at 1 PM. 

Click Here to head to the Eventbrite to get your tickets!

Goose Island Bourbon County Stout is an annual release. Since 1992 this brewery has released a series of Imperial Stouts aged in Kentucky Bourbon barrels on Black Friday. The original release was among the first barrel-aged beers brewed in the American craft beer industry. As time has gone on the release has expanded to include numerous variant flavors that change each year.

Due to COVID19 restrictions, we’ll be going about things a bit differently than in past years. This year we are offering a Base Package that includes:

  • BCBS 2020 Original Stout
  • BCBS Kentucky Fog (brewed w/Earl Gray, Black Tea and Honey)
  • BCBS Caramella (wheatwine brewed w/apple, cinnamon and caramel)
  • BCBS Special #4 (oatmeal stout brewed with coffee and barrel-aged maple syrup)

BASE PACKAGE: $110 (plus taxes and fees. Your purchase will include swag bags while supplies last!)

Purchasing the base package gives you an opportunity to purchase one or both of this year’s Rare Bottles including:

  • BCBS Birthday Stout (aged in 11yr old Old Forester Birthday Bourbon barrels)
  • BCBS Anniversary Stout (aged in 12yr old Weller Bourbon barrels)

Rare Bottles are priced at $49.99 (plus tax) and are available on a first come-first served basis while supplies last. There will be no raffle this year. Once the event has concluded we will release the remaining bottles for sale.

BASE PACKAGE + SPECIAL FLIGHT AND CHEESE PAIRING: $158 (includes gratuity but not taxes and fees. Your purchase will include swag bags while supplies last!)

This year, due to COVID19 restrictions we are offering pre-scheduled seating for our BCBS pairing. Guests purchasing the base package and pairing in advance will have first-come-first-served access to these seats beginning at 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm.

SPECIAL PAIRING IS AVAILABLE BY ITSELF FOR $54 (includes gratuity but not taxes and fees)

Astoria Bier and Cheese-Ditmars

35-11 Ditmars Boulevard

Astoria, NY 11105

In case of inclement weather, a RAIN DATE has been scheduled for SUNDAY NOVEMBER 29