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New In Bottle – Founder’s Cerise

Michigan sour cherries are quickly making a  name for themselves in beer.  The cherry flavor and sour notes make them blend very well in beer.  There are a few beers on the shelves now using them, and they are nothing short of incredible.  Founder’s Cerise is brewed right in the heart of sour cherry territory – Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Cerise is a fruit/vegetable beer chock full of cherries.  53 lbs in fact.  Harvested from Benton Harbor, Coloma, Grand Rapids and Traverse City.  The cherries are added at 5 different stages of fermentation in order to achieve a perfect balance of sour cherry and malt palette.  Cerise has a big malt bill to compliment the cherries, caramel being notable.  Cerise has a sweet, crisp mouthfeel.

Ingredients? Still searching.

6.5% ABV

15 IBU’s (not bitter at all!)

Availability – Seasonally during the late spring/summer in 12oz/4 pks  and some draft offerings.

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