Founders Project PAM is a black IPA, aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels. (Sound familiar? Looking at you, Sweet Repute.)
In development under a shroud of secrecy for years, Project PAM is brewed with an abundance of hops including, Chinook, Nugget, Centennial, Amarillo, El Dorado and Mosaic. It’s balanced with Crystal and Midnight Wheat malts and finally aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels to add complex oaky bourbon notes and the sweetness of maple syrup. Project PAM clocks in at 10.8% ABV.
What’s in a name? The brewery maintains it’s a mystery, but it has to do with the cellar barrel coding. The label features Jason Heystek, the head of Founders’ barrel program.
Taste. Founders Project PAM is bold, perhaps even a a battle between the black IPA and the maple syrup bourbon barrels this beer is aged in. We’ve already been asked a few times after posting this above pic to our social media – should they drink it, or age it. Our answer is always, drink now. This beer as you can buy in in December, 2015 is how the brewery intended it. drink it now.
Founders Project PAM is available in 750 milliliter bottles, and draft.
Style: Imperial Black IPA (w/ Maple Syrup. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Hops: Chinook, Nugget, Centennial, Amarillo, El Dorado, Mosaic
Availability: 750ml Bottles, Draft. Limited.
Release: 11/20/15 (Distribution shortly after)