Founders Brewing (Grand Rapids, MI) has a new IPA to add to their world class lineup of hoppy offerings, Dark Penance. Penance is an Imperial Black IP that the brewery starting developing over a year ago.
“We don’t just add beers to our lineup to have something new on the shelves,” said Dave Engbers, co-founder and vice president of brand and education at Founders Brewing Co. “Our Backstage Series is for experimentation and keeping things fresh, and we still only put those out a few times a year. Dark Penance, on the other hand, went through many recipe iterations before we were willing to put it up there with the other beers that we release again and again, year after year.”
Founders Dark Penance will be the first new addition to the lineup since All Day IPA launched in Spring, 2012. The beer is brewed with Midnight Wheat which softens the finish, and darkens the beer. Available in 12oz bottles starting in October.
Style: Imperial Black IPA
Hops: Chinook, Centennial
Malts: Midnight Wheat, Crystal
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft. Oct-Dec, 2014
8.9% ABV, 100 IBUs