Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) has quietly announced that Curmudgeon’s Better Half will make a long-awaited return in mid-August as the fifth release in the brewery’s 2018 Barrel Aged Series.
Last bottled back in 2012, Curmudgeon’s Better Half is finally making its way back to allow Founders Brewing Co.’s long-standing but now infrequently released Curmudgeon Old Ale to once again feel “the tender embrace of oak and sweet maple.” Meant to be the sweeter side of the relationship, Curmudgeon’s Better Half is “a harmonious matrimony of [Founders Brewing Co.’s] deceptively smooth old ale brewed with molasses and time spent aging in bourbon barrels that have previously held maple syrup.” This all results in a beautiful counterpart that is “sweet, rich and utterly delicious.”
Preceded by KBS, Backwoods Bastard, Dankwood and the soon-to-be-released Barrel Runner, Curmudgeon’s Better Half will officially serve as the fifth release in Founders Brewing Co.’s 2018 Barrel-Aged Series. A yet-to-be-named sixth offering will round out the series later in the year.
Curmudgeon’s Better Half will release in Founder Brewing Co. taprooms in mid-August and distribution will follow later that month. You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles (SRP of 16.99 each), 750ml bottles (SRP of 12.99 each) and on draft at select craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of the brewery’s 46 state distribution footprint. Prost!
Vital Information for Curmudgeon’s Better Half from Founders Brewing Co.
Release – Limited/Barrel-Aged Series. mid-August 2018
Style – Old Ale
ABV – ???
IBUs – ???
Treatment – Aged in bourbon barrels that previously held maple syrup
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles, 750ml bottles & draft
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