Founders Brewing Co. Sends Mosaic Promise Out for a Seasonal Run

2018_MosaicPromise_Featured_FWFounders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) has officially announced that Mosaic Promise Single Hop Ale is hitting craft beer shelves and taps now to serve as the brewery’s current Seasonal release.

First released in 2014 as a part of Founders Brewing Co.’s ArtPrize series, Mosaic Promise has once again returned as a seasonal offering and this time around it will be wearing “a new can design, which celebrates the artsy heritage of this beer.”  Although the packaging may have been given a bit of an update, craft beer fans can rest easy knowing that Mosaic Promise remains the same SMaSH beer (Single Malt and Single Hop) that they fell in love with four years ago.

Literally living up to its name, Mosaic Promise is “brewed exclusively with Mosaic hops, and a single malt, Golden Promise.”  This seemingly simple recipe results in an “extremely drinkable” Mosaic Promise (5.5% ABV) that has “juicy mango and earthy pine flavors combine with powerful aromas.”

Mosaic Promise is rolling out now and will hang around through October 2018.  You can expect to find this Seasonal brew available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans (SRP $9.99), 15-packs of 12 oz. cans (SRP $17.99) and on draft at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of Founders Brewing Co.’s distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Mosaic Promise Single Hop Ale from Founders Brewing Co.

Release – Seasonal, August – October 2018
Style – American Pale Ale
ABV – 5.5%
IBUs – 50
Featured Hop – Mosaic
Featured Malt – Golden Promise
Fun Fact – On the label artwork: “First released in 2014 as the official beer of ArtPrize, the international art festival held each September in Grand Rapids, the original Mosaic Promise package design label is inspired by a stained-glass window on permanent display in the Founders taproom.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans, 15-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://foundersbrewing.com/beer/find-our-beer/

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Trigo Slated to be Founders Brewing Co.’s Next ArtPrize Series Offering

2018_Trigo_FeaturedFounders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) recently sent out a little teaser to inform fans that Trigo Hoppy Wheat Lager will arrive in September 2018 as the next installment in the brewery’s ArtPrize Series.

Spanish for “wheat”, Trigo is a Pale Wheat Lager that Founders Brewing Co. brewed to benefit ArtPrize, “an open, independently organized international art competition which takes place for 19 days each fall in Grand Rapids, Michigan.” To ensure that the art of lagering is properly represented in this beer, Founders reached out to their friends at “Mahou San Miguel to bring the recipe for Trigo to life.” By combining San Miguel’s “lager-brewing expertise” with Founders Brewing Co.’s “hopping expertise”, Trigo (6.3% ABV, 35 IBUs) comes together to be “a clean and crisp wheat lager with big, American-hopped aromatics.”

“Trigo is the culmination of many of my favorite aspects of craft beer today,” says Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki. “A collaboration with Alejo, one of my friends from the R&D department of our partner Mahou San Miguel, it features some of my favorite hop varieties in a way that highlights their flavor and aromatic characters without letting the bitterness get over the top. This is the next generation of lagers, brewed for those of us who love American hops and a well-balanced, satisfying beer. It’s the perfect combination of tradition and innovation, and a great fit for our ArtPrize portfolio.”

Trigo Hoppy Wheat Lager will officially debut in Founders Brewing Co.’s taproom on September 7 and distribution will begin in mid-September.  You can expect to find this Limited Release available in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans (suggested retail price of $9.99 each) and on draft at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan, and throughout the rest of the brewery’s 46 state distribution footprint.  Prost!

Vital Information for Trigo Hoppy Wheat Lager from Founders Brewing Co.

Release – Limited, September 2018
Style – Pale Wheat Lager
ABV – 6.3%
IBUs – 35
Fun Fact – On Trigo’s label artwork: “As we have done for the past three years with Spectra Trifecta, Pale Joe and Green Zebra, we reached out to our immensely talented Founders Family to create a piece of original work for the label. This year, that honor went to culinary team member Cody Levon, an incredible kitsch painter whose work emulates the beautiful methods of the old masters.”
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans & draft
Beer Finder – https://foundersbrewing.com/beer/find-our-beer/

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Green Zebra Gose to be Next Release in Founders Brewing Co.’s ArtPrize Series

Green_Zebra_2017_Beer_Page_editedFounders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) has announced that Green Zebra, a Gose-style Ale brewed with watermelon and sea salt, will arrive in August as the latest offering to come out of the brewery’s ArtPrize Series.

For five years now, Founders Brewing Co. has been adding to a series of Limited Release beers brewed to benefit ArtPrize, an open international art competition which takes place each fall in the brewery’s hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan.  This year’s artful creation will be Green Zebra, a 4.6% ABV Gose-style Ale that highlights the satisfyingly refreshing flavor and aroma of watermelon while still honoring stylistic tradition by using sea salt to achieve a dry finish.

“ArtPrize is one of the most well-attended public art events in the world, and we are proud to continue our support,” said Co-Founder and President, Dave Engbers. “We love playing with expectations when it comes to brewing our ArtPrize beers and Green Zebra is the perfect example of that. The gose style is very unique and pretty unknown, even amongst craft beer drinkers, and we wanted to bring our version of it to a larger audience. For the first time ever, our ArtPrize beer will be available across our entire distribution network so even more of our fans can get to know this style we’ve fallen in love with.”

Green Zebra now joins Pale JoeSpectra TrifectaMosaic Promise and Inspired Artist Black IPA to comprise the full-lineup of ArtPrize Series offerings. In keeping with a tradition that began with the releases of Spectra Trifecta and Pale Joe, the label artwork for Green Zebra “is an original work of art designed by a member of the Founders team.”  Jacob Wiseheart from the Founders taproom crew earned this honor by creating a piece that displays a “striking and intense use of color and dimension, perfectly suited to the lively, bright nature of the beer.”

Arriving as the first ArtPrize Series offering to debut in cans, Green Zebra will be available exclusively in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans for the suggested retail price of $9.99. Proceeds from the sale of Green Zebra go towards the sponsorship of ArtPrize.  This Limited Release offering will hit distribution by late-August, and you can expect to find it at select craft beer-friendly establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of Founders Brewing Co.’s 46 state distribution area.  Prost!

Vital Information for Green Zebra from Founders Brewing Co.

Release – Limited/ArtPrize Series. Launching in the Founders Brewing Co. taproom on August 15, 2017; full distribution expected by the end of August
Style – Gose
ABV – 4.6%
IBUs – 10
Added Ingredients – Watermelon & sea salt
Availability – 6-packs of 12 oz. cans
Beer Finder – https://foundersbrewing.com/find-our-beer/