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Founders Smoked Porter Headed to Backstage Series

Founders Brewing Co. will introduce Smoked Porter this winter in the Backstage Series in early 2014. The beer is brewed with a combination of beech wood smoked barley and oak smoked wheat. This will be Founders first ever smoke beer release.

In addition to the smokey flavor, the brewery added a generous helping of chocolate malt to balance out the beer.

“This is a style of beer that we’ve discussed brewing for a decade,” said Co-Founder and Vice President of Brand & Education Dave Engbers. “We weren’t able to fit it into our production schedule for years. Now, with our pilot system, our brewers have room for greater experimentation and aggressive recipe formulation. Brewing beers like this was the idea behind launching our Backstage Series and was a driving force in our investment in a pilot system this past summer.”

Look for Founders Smoked Porter in 750 ml bottles in February, 2014 in Michigan only. Draft will be available across the brewery’s distribution footprint.

Style: Porter (Smoke Beer)
Availability: 750ml Bottles (Michigan), Draft (All markets)
Arrival: February, 2014

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