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Goose Island Reveals Coveted Bourbon County Lineup and More Intel

Plus, police arrest a man after an early morning shooting in Greektown

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The 2017 Goose Island Bourbon County Brand Stout tasting.
Ashok Selvam
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

Goose Island Brewing revealed this year’s Bourbon County Brand Stout lineup with a media tasting held last week at its new private events space. It’s an annual tradition for fanatics to stand in long lines, to call up bars and liquor stores around the city to see if the limited edition beer is in stock around the regular Black Friday release date. One planned variant, Reserve Barleywine, won’t be sold. Goose officials said the beer didn’t meet taste standards. They insist it wasn’t because the aged beer was infected with bacteria, something that hampered Goose Island in its 2015 BCBS batch. The lineup is as follows: original Bourbon County Brand Stout, Reserve Bourbon County Brand Stout, Bourbon County Brand Coffee Stout, Proprietor’s Bourbon County Brand Stout, Bourbon County Brand Stout, and Bourbon County Brand Barleywine. Another hard-to-find variant, Double Barrel Bourbon County Stout, will only be available on draft. Look for the 17.2 percent ABV brew at local festivals.

—A fight early Saturday morning at a late-night Greektown restaurant led to a shooting in which three people — including the alleged trigger man — were wounded. Police have charged 26-year-old Deshaun Carter with aggravated battery, discharge of a firearm, and unlawful use of a weapon, the Tribune reported. The incident happened around 4:20 a.m. Saturday near Taco Burrito King on the 800 block of West Jackson Boulevard. A group of eight threw chairs and fought at the restaurant before the shooting. Carter allegedly shot at 31-year-old man in the chest and a 26-year-old woman in the foot. He then shot himself in the left leg, police said.

—While true Chicagoans scoff at franchise pizzerias, Domino’s is looking to hire more employees in the market. The company last week announced it intends to hire 2,000 new workers for its 113 area locations, reported ABC Chicago. The new jobs include delivery drivers, pizza makers, customer service representatives, assistant managers, and general managers.

— What’s happening in Chicago? Well, Condé Nast Traveler readers voted Chicago as the No. 1 on the publication’s the “Best Big Cities in the U.S.” list. The honor recognized a plethora of the city’s qualities including its restaurants. The list noted Chicago as “home to a number of innovative chefs earning James Beard accolades.”

—Over in DuPage County, workers continue to convert the former Tommy Nevin’s Pub to a Pete Miller’s Steakhouse at 3032 English Rows Avenue in Naperville. The opening date is November 7, according to a rep. Take a peek at the restaurant’s menu below.

Taco Burrito King

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