Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) recently announced that the limited release Backwoods Bastard Ale Aged in Oak Bourbon Barrels has officially begun its annual roll out to distribution.
When you consider that this brew is one of the finest and most consistent examples of barrel-aged beer released each year, it is absolutely no surprise that Backwoods Bastard returns as an incredibly popular, fan-favorite offering from Founders Brewing Co. The brewery earned this acclaim by carefully aging this Scotch Ale in Bourbon barrels to achieve “a glorious combination of oak, bourbon heat, sweet caramel and roasted malts, a bit of earthy spice and a touch of dark fruit.” The finished beer clocks in as an 11.2% ABV sipper that is the perfect nightcap to enjoy after a long, cold winter’s day.
Backwoods Bastard has started rolling out to distribution now and will be available in Alabama, Florida and throughout the full distribution footprint of Founders Brewing Co. by the middle of November. This limited release offering can be found at fine craft beer establishments on draft and in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles. Considering the celebrated status of this brew and the craft beer community’s current obsession with Bourbon barrel-aged beers, you can expect Backwoods Bastard to move quickly once it hits store shelves. Take heed of this warning, hit up your local beer store whenever you can, and stock up now to ensure you have an adequate stash to enjoy all winter long. Prost!
Vital Information for Backwoods Bastard Ale Aged in Oak Bourbon Barrels from Founders Brewing Co.
Release – Limited, November 2016
Style – Scotch Ale, Bourbon Barrel-aged
ABV – 11.2%
IBUs – 50
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
Beer Finder – https://foundersbrewing.com/find-our-beer/