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Founders Solid Gold Lager is about to get bigger

Founders Solid Gold Can Swag

Founders Solid Gold Lager debuted nationally on March 1st of this year. Soon, this “Solid” addition to the brewery’s lineup is going to get bigger. 19.2 ounces bigger. The big cans are coming soon. The release date for these larger cans hasn’t been announced. We assume before the end of the year.

Original release info below.

Over the past few months now, we’ve said 2018 will be a big year for lagers and Pilsners. Let’s offer this new release from Founders as more evidence. Solid Gold Lager got its start in the Founders taproom in Grand Rapids, Michigan years ago. Their brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki has completely overhauled the recipe ahead of this forthcoming national launch.

Founders Solid Gold is a beautifully crisp, clean lager. There’s a touch of lemony citrus aroma that fills the glass and lingers in the smooth, grainy finish. Has Founders challenged the concept of a lager? If nothing else, they have succeeded in making it stand out a bit. The use of Lemondrop hops definitely puts a subtle lemon zesty elegance what some might call a “simple beer”. Solid Gold is beautiful – from pour to finish. If you aren’t convinced yet, hopefully, the pricing will. 6-packs should retail around $7.99, while 15-packs will run $14.99. That’s about a dollar per can, making it one of the most competitively priced lagers on shelves.

Founders Solid Gold Lager is the first year-round beer by the brewery to launch exclusively in cans. Look for it nationally starting March 1st.

Style: Lager
Hops: Lemondrop

Availability: 12oz Cans. 19.2oz Cans (COMING SOON). Year-Round
Debut: 3/1/18

4.4% ABV, 20 IBUs

Founders Solid Gold 19.2oz Cans will join the lineup in the near future.

3 thoughts on “Founders Solid Gold Lager is about to get bigger

  1. As somebody who appreciates all different styles of beer and really enjoys a good simple lager, I am very much looking forward to giving this a try. At 4.4% ABV, this will be a true session beer and it’s price point, it will be a true session beer. Based on the description, it sounds like it will be modeled after a classic pre-prohibition American lager with a slight modern craft brewery twist using Lemondrop hops.

    I think I speak for lots of craft enthusiasts out there who have come around over the years to sometimes just wanting something simple, lower ABV, and easier to drink during certain occasions. Of course, I’ll always enjoy much more complex styles that tend to be a lot more potent, but glad to see more craft breweries putting effort into brewing modest ABV, quality lagers.

  2. It’s very much Pre-Prohibition style. The beer is grainy, malty, and very smooth. The Lemondrop hops are subtle, but very much there, really giving this lager a unique flavor. Plus you can’t beat the price!

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