Goose Island Bourbon County Stout
From: Chicago, Illinois
Style: Imperial Stout
Dave Brodrick says: "Back in 1994, to honor the 1,000th batch of beer made at the original Goose Island brewpub, Greg Hall put some Imperial Stout into bourbon barrels and completely changed the craft-beer world. Suddenly, everyone was talking about Bourbon County Stout, and every brewery seemed to have a barrel program. With Goose Island's sale to AB/InBev, the Brewer's Association no longer considers it a craft brewery, but there is no denying that Bourbon County Stout is still one of the most influential beers of all time."