Topic Archives: Cherries

Posted in Don't Miss This, Founders Brewing

Maple syrup bourbon barrel Founders Frootwood back for 2nd time

Founders Frootwood

Founders Frootwood debuted in 2017. For the first time since its release, Frootwood returns to the brewery’s taproom this month- nationally in January 2022. 

The beer was a big hit amongst the brewery’s barrel-aged beer fans. Frootwood is a cherry ale, aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels. As you might recall, one of the Founder’s most requested beers is also aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels – Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS).

A flavor Battle Royale.

From the moment this story hit Beer Street Journal 2017, the readers were worried the beer would have too much cherry. Or even worse, being too sweet or too boozy. The result was actually a “Battle Royale” of flavor. Each sip pulled you three ways. The main contenders are bourbon, cherries, and maple syrup – each fighting for dominance.  When you hear someone say a beer is “all over the place,” Frootwood is a great example of just that. We hope the latest release is just the same.

We took a crisp, light-bodied cherry ale and hid it away in oak barrels that held both bourbon and maple syrup. After a lengthy sting, it emerged a changed beer, blanketed in notes of warm vanilla and earthy sweetness. The wood proves itself the star of this beer, adding depth and taming the tart cherry while the maple imposes a velvety texture that lingers for not a moment too long.

Founders Frootwood is a 12-ounce bottle release, as well as draft. Estimated retail $15.99 4/pack. 

Style: Fruit/Vegetable Beer (w/ Cherries. Barrel Aged. Bourbon. Maple Syrup.)
Availability: 12oz Bottles, Draft.
Debut: January 2017
Latest Return: November 2021

8% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal 

Posted in New Beers, The Lost Abbey
Posted in Coming Soon, Three Taverns Brewery

Three Taverns Double Snack debuts this weekend

Three Taverns Double Snack

Decatur, Georgia’s Three Taverns Double Snack debuts in large bottle format this weekend – formerly known as Midnight Snack.

Double Snack’s base in a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout, brewed with coffee, cherry, chocolate, and hazelnuts.

If you like dessert flavors, bourbon, and coffee, this beer will blow you away!

This 12.5% alcohol by volume decadent beast is available for pre-sale on the Craftcellar app starting today, for pickup this weekend.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Hazelnuts. Coffee. Cherries. Chocolate.)
Availability: 750ml Bottles. Limited Release.
Debut: 6/6/20

12.5% ABV

Posted in Hi Wire Brewing, New Beers
Posted in Creature Comforts, Seasonal Return

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso with Cherry, Raspberry, & Cranberry kicks off 2020

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso can

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso returns to cans again to kick off the new year.

Athena Paradiso is a spin on the brewery’s year-round Athena Berliner Weisse. This release features tart cherry, raspberry, and cranberry, which complements a Guava & Passionfruit edition the brewery also releases seasonally.

David Stein, Co-Founder, says “We love how fruit plays with the acidity in Athena. Also, depending on the fruit used the beer will often take on its color – this version in particular will be a dark pink.”  The “Paradiso” is meant to instill a vision of paradise and prepare consumers that they are on the verge of going on a beautiful fruit journey.

Creature Comforts Athena Paradiso will be available in both 12-ounce cans and draft again starting in mid-January.

Style: Berliner Weisse (w/ Tart Cherries, Raspberries, Cranberries)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Initial Release: February 2016
Latest Return: January 2020

4.5% ABV

Posted in Beer News

Slow Pour Brewing to release “Lot 49” in September

Slow Pour Lot 49 Whiskey Sour

Lawrenceville, Georgia based Slow Pour Brewing will release Lot 49 Whiskey Sour in September.

This 2nd-anniversary release will be available on September 13th, inspired by the popular whiskey sour cocktail. Lot 49 is aged on organic oranges, Italian cherries, cinnamon, and molasses, then aged in Old Fourth Ward whiskey barrels.

Bottles of Slow Pour Lot 49 will be available at the brewery during their anniversary that weekend.

Style: Sour Ale (w/ Cinnamon. Molasses. Cherries. Oranges. Barrel Aged. Whiskey.)
Availability: 16.9oz Bottles. Limited Release.
Debut: 9/13/19

?? ABV

Image: Slow Pour Brewing

Posted in Dust Bowl Brewing, New Beers