Will County Brewing Anniversary IV: Release of Double Bomber

SHOREWOOD, IL – Jamie Albert and his Will County Brewing Company will be rocking and having fun this weekend, celebrating their four year anniversary here in Shorewood. Two limited edition bottles will be unveiled on Saturday. Customers can also get a limited edition goblet.

In 2021, Will County Brewing won a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver for its popular fruity wheat beer, Bamm Bamm Loves Pebbles, Albert said.

Will County Brewing followed with a silver medal for its Three Caramel Apple Tripel at the Festival of Barrel Aged Beers in Chicago.

“It put us on a bigger map, I think, while still focusing on our local community,” Albert said.

Will County Brewing strives to be known for the three Cs: craft, community and charity, Albert said.

“It’s been a great four years. We’ve grown quite a bit. We’re running out of beer faster than we can handle it, which is a big problem.”

Will County Brewing products are sold at Jewel, Berkot’s Super Foods and several local liquor stores and bars.

Made by the Will County Brewing Company in Shorewood, these limited-stock bombers will be available starting Saturday noon. John Ferak/Patch

At midday on Saturday, Will County Brewing will be selling two limited-edition bottles: Anniversary IV Crème brûlée Imperial Stout and Erebus Imperial Stout.

Both beers have an alcohol content of 12.5 percent.

As part of the Double Bomber release, the 22-ounce bottles are priced at $15 each, and there’s no limit to how many people can purchase.

Both crème brûlée and Erebus Imperial Stout are available on tap on Saturday.

And starting Friday noon, Will County Brewing customers can get a 22-karat gold foil anniversary goblet of their favorite beer for $12 while supplies last, Albert said.

Will County Brewing customers can receive a 22k gold foil commemorative goblet filled with their favorite beer for $12. John Ferak/Patch

“For the past three years, our anniversary bottles have sold out on the same day,” Albert noted during Thursday’s interview. “This is the first time we’ve launched two different bottles on the same day, so we’ve got twice as much.”

In the past year, Will County Brewing made two important hires, Albert noted.

Jason Meehan was hired as the new head brewer, coming from Werk Force Brewing, and Rick Guzaski was hired as sales and marketing manager.

“He also does all of our illustrations, our label art for us,” Albert said.

What does the future hold for Will County Brewing, 1142 West Jefferson Street?

“We are actively looking for expansion opportunities,” said Albert. “It could be a manufacturing facility, or it could be a taproom. We do not know yet.”

Patch asked Albert if he was happy with his decision to open the Will County Brewing Company in Shorewood.

“Absolutely,” he remarked. “The community has been great and it’s great to work with the village.”

Will County Brewing Company shares plaza with Savarino’s Pizza, Happy Place Cafe and Mauve Nosh & Libations which opened next door in September.

“The parking lot gets pretty busy every weekend,” Albert said.

Typically, Will County Brewing is open Monday through Thursday from 3pm to 10pm, Friday from 3pm to 11pm, Friday from 12pm to 11pm, and Sunday from 11am to 10pm.

To celebrate this weekend’s anniversary, Will County Brewing opens at 12 noon on Friday. There will also be live musicians on Fridays and Saturdays.

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