The irony is that just this past Saturday, we cracked open a 2009 Founders Nemesis. That was a maple bourbon barrel aged wheatwine.
Enter the 8th installment of the Founders Backstage Series, Sweet Repute. Much like it’s predecessor, is also a bourbon barrel aged wheat wine. The beer was aged in bourbon barrels and maple syrup bourbon barrels over the course of 16 months.
Our brewing team painstakingly choreographed each layer of this beer’s characteristics, starting with a healthy wheat and roasted malt base and adding clean, fragrant hops. It’s one hundred percent barrel-aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels and bourbon barrels over the course of sixteen months, then blended using carefully calculated ratios for the ultimate final product. The resulting 13% ABV liquid pours a bright warm russet with a stubborn ivory head and an intoxicatingly sweet nutty aroma. We put Sweet Repute in a larger bottle with sharing in mind.
This is the last release in the series this year. Bottles ship on December 2nd. ERP $19.99