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Posted in Don't Miss This, Founders Brewing

Founders CBS returns again in November for the last time for a while

Founders CBS 2018

Founders CBS will return to the brewery’s Barrel-Aged lineup again on November`1st. This is last time you’ll see it for some time. 

One of the most demanded beers in Grand Rapids, Michigan based Founders Brewing’s lineup is CBS, aka Canadian Breakfast Stout.

The imperial stout is brewed with a blend of coffee and imported chocolates, then aged in spent bourbon barrels that have most recently been aging pure Michigan maple syrup. Folks go insane at the mere mention of this beer.

The first time the world saw bottles of this release was in October of 2011, as the second release in the brewery’s Backstage Series.

FOUNDERS UNDERGROUND MOUNTAIN BROWN JOINS BARREL AGED SERIES

Since then, the Backstage Series has grown eventually morphing into the Barrel-Aged Series. Fans begged, but CBS was still missing from the lineup until December of last year. Since then, CBS has made just two more times, with the latest release missing the iconic Canadian Mountie rider. Why? The Royal Canadian Mounted Police filed a legal cease & desist over the depiction of the Mountie seen in the Beer Street Journal pic below. We know it’s not a titillating story, but it solves the mystery behind the horse with no rider on the last bottle.

CBS will return November 1st as the 5th release in the brewery’s Barrel-Aged Series, in both 750-milliliter bottles and new 12-ounce bottles. According to Founders, this is the last time this beer will be released in the foreseeable future.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee. Chocolate. Maple Syrup. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability:
750ml Bottles, 12oz Bottles, Draft. Limited Release.
Latest Return: 11/2/19

11+% ABV

Founders CBS 2017 Bottle

PIC: Beer Street Journal

Posted in Founders Brewing, Headlines

Founders Underground Mountain Brown ships mid-August

Founders Underground Mountain Brown

Founders Underground Mountain Brown will be the 4th release in the brewery’s Barrel-Aged Series this August. 

Brewery fans know this beer under a different name, Barrel-Aged Sumatra Mountain Brown. Founder takes an imperial brown ale, adds Sumatra coffee, and ages it in bourbon barrels in their caves for nearly a year. This release follows new margarita-inspired Mas Agave, presumably on shelves now.

FOUNDERS MAS AGAVE, BARREL-AGED SERIES #3

A team of malts complements the bold Sumatra coffee perfectly, while time spent immersed in oak creates layers of depth and complexity. A celebration of the barrel, the bean and everything in between.

Founders Underground Mountain Brown will be available in 12- ounce and 750-milliliter bottles, as well as draft, starting in mid-August.

Style: Imperial Brown Ale (w/ Coffee. Barrel Aged. Bourbon.)
Availability: 750ml, 12oz, Draft. Limited Release.
Debut: Mid-August 2019

11.9% ABV, 30 IBUs

Posted in Don't Miss This, Harpoon Brewing

Harpoon and Dunkin’ team up on a summer coffee pale ale

Harpoon Dunkin’ Summer Coffee Pale Ale

Harpoon Dunk Summer Coffee Pale Ale debuts this month, the second collaboration with Dunkin’ Donuts.

In fall of 2018, the duo debuted Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter. According to the brewery, the beer was a big success among both Harpoon and Dunkin’ fans. As the weather gets warmer, pale ales become even more popular. The coffee summer pale ale is born.

“We ended last year’s baseball season with the intro of Harpoon Dunkin’ Coffee Porter, and we’re excited to begin this season with the release of our Summer Coffee Pale Ale. Most importantly, it’s a delicious beer – hoppy and vibrant with a nice coffee character. We’re thrilled to partner with an icon like Dunkin’ again.” – Dan Kenary, Co-Founder & CEO

Harpoon Dunkin’ Summer Coffee Pale Ale is available starting this month, in 12-ounce cans and draft.

Style: Pale Ale (w/ Coffee.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal Release.
Debut: April 2019

5% ABV

Image: Harpoon Brewery

Posted in Coming Soon, Left Hand Brewing
Posted in Coming Soon, Headlines, Oskar Blues Brewing

Coffee double barrel-aged Oskar Blues JAHVanilla Ten Fidy debuts in April

Oskar Blues JAHVanilla Ten-Fidy

Ten-Fidy has a pretty epic reputation in craft beer. This April, you are going to see it a whole new way, in the form of Oskar Blues JAHVanilla.

This edition of Ten-Fidy is a blend of bourbon barrel-aged stout and double bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout, with HotBox Roasters cold brew coffee and Madagascar vanilla beans. The brewery aged it slightly until the flavors blended well. Last year’s release was not blended with the double-barrel.

“The blending of double-barrel aged FIDY and barrel-aged FIDY this year is pretty special. It adds to the complexity and depth of JAHvanilla. Then we hit it with premium vanilla and cold brew and the beer hulks out with flavor.” Tim Matthews, Head of Brewing Operations

Oskar Blues JAHvanilla Barrel-Aged Ten Fidy Imperial Stout will only available in the brewery’s Longmont, Colorado and Brevard, North Carolina taprooms on April 20th.

Style: Imperial Stout (Barrel Aged. Vanilla Beans. Coffee.)
Availability: 19.2 Cans
Debut: 4/20/19

14.3% ABV

Posted in New Releases, The Bruery

The Bruery Icky Thump, a Mikerphone Brewing collab hits Cali

The Bruery Icky Thump

It started in Chicago, and now California has their shot at a taste. The Bruery Icky Thump, a collaboration with Chicago’s Mikerphone Brewing debuts in the Sunshine State.

“A massive imperial stout” pretty much sums up this release, which was initially brewed with California-based Portola Coffee Chicago. Incidentally, for the Cali release, The Bruery used Chicago coffee, from Tugboat Coffee.

Our version of Icky is a silky, creamy, coffee bomb of a beer… – The Bruery

The Bruery Icky Thump is available in 16-ounce cans and draft starting March 20th.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee.)
Availability: 16oz Cans
Debut: 3/20/19

11% ABV

Image: The Bruery

Posted in Monday Night Brewing, New Releases

Monday Night debuts opera cake inspired ‘Fistful of Cake’ on March 8th

Monday Night Fistful of Cake Can

More pastry stouts. Monday Night Fistful of Cake is coming to the brewery’s Westside Atlanta location on March 8th.

You should know what a pastry stout is by now. In this case, this release is inspired by opera cake, a French dessert known for its layers of chocolate and coffee. The chocolate in this beer comes from the malt, the coffee from local roaster Batdorf and Bronson, and a “budget-breaking” amount of vanilla beans.

Look for Monday Night Fistful of Cake in 16-ounce cans at the brewery on March 8th, hitting limited distribution shortly after.

Style: Imperial Stout (w/ Coffee. Vanilla Beans.)
Availability: 16oz Cans
Debut: 3/8/19

9% ABV

PIC: Beer Street Journal