Founders Dankwood is coming to the brewery’s Barrel-Aged Series in April.
The Grand Rapids, Michigan based brewery has taken a “big, bold” imperial red ale, and aged it for a while in bourbon oak barrels. The resulting beer is described by Founders as having “rich caramel notes emerge from the depths of the IPA, highlighting strong malt character while the bourbon barrel-aging develops the complexity”.
Founders Dankwood will be the third release in the brewery’s Barrel-Aged Series, following the venerable KBS in March, and Backwoods Bastard (the brewery’s newest year-round beer) in April.
Expect both 750-milliliter bottles, 12-ounce bottles, and draft.
Stop seven on our multi-year trip to explore the state of New Jersey through its beer and culture, is Exit 9, best known as the Rutgers University exit. The state’s university. Rutgers began in 1771 with classes held at a local tavern, through 1810 students were banned from frequenting local “beer & oyster” houses.” Alumni include Nobel Laureates, astronauts, brewery founders, authors, actors, and perhaps most notably, the cartoon character Mr. Magoo.
To celebrate Exit 9, we brewed a richly favored red beer crafted with a variety of domestic and imported malts and a classic American yeast strain. Assertively hopped Amarillo, Centennial, Chinook, and Citra, the bouquet has complex notes of citrus and tropical fruits, with an appropriate bitterness in the finish. Serve it with spicy foods (try gumbo or curry), a rich blue or sharp cheddar cheese or enjoy it by itself.
Style: Red Ale
Hops: Amarillo, Centennial, Chinook, Citra
Arrival: Early March 2011