Founders Brewing Co. Reveals 2020 Availability Calendar

4_giants_fpo_3-4_mockup-1024x1024Brewery release calendar season is back once again and we are kicking of this year’s round with a look at the 2020 Availability Calendar for Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan).

As is the norm around here when it comes to beer calendars, we have published Founders Brewing Co.’s 2020 Availability Calendar in its entirety below so that you can examine it at your own pace.  With that said, here are a few juicy tidbits that we would like to highlight before we turn you over to the calendar:

  • The Barrel-Aged Series kicks off with the 2019/2020 release of KBS Espresso – the first variant of KBS – which will have availability into February 2020.  The original KBS will return in February as a Year-Round release. Más Agave (May – July) and Underground Mountain Brown (September – October) are both scheduled to return in 2020. Founders plans to add two new yet-to-be-named offerings to the series during the year – one of which will be a Más Agave variant.
  • The brewery’s Year-Round lineup will see the addition of Unraveled IPA in February.  Unraveled IPA is an “incredibly flavorful and aromatic” Juicy India Pale Ale “dry hopped with traditional hop pellets along with lupulin powder, an innovative hop product that separates lupulin from the hop flower.”  ABV – 6.6%  IBUS – 50
  • Centennial IPA will get some new packaging options in 2020.  Look for this Year-Round to have availability in 19.2 oz. cans and 6-packs of 12 oz. cans beginning in February 2020.
  • 4 Giants IPA, “a mashup of [the brewery’s] four favorite imperial IPAs,” will be available April through June 2020 as a part of the Limited Series.
  • Speaking of the Limited Series, Frangelic Mountain Brown (January – March), Green Zebra (May – August), and Harvest Ale (October) are all scheduled to return.  Founders plans to also add two yet-to-be-named offerings to the series in 2020.
  • The Mothership Series, the brewery’s “ultra-limited, brew team favorite beers only found at [Founders] taproom locations,” will kick off with the return of Devil Dancer on January 22.  Founders plans to release five more Mothership Series offerings throughout the year.
  • The brewery will launch the MI-Exclusive Series in 2020 with the March release of Red’s Rye IPA in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans. As you may have already guessed, the MI-Exclusive Series will see exclusive distribution in Founders Brewing Co.’s home state of Michigan.

That should just about cover all the points we wanted to go over, but there is still a good amount of info left for you to discover on the calendar below. Give it a good look and start getting excited about all the tasty brews headed your way from Founders Brewing Co in 2020.  Prost!



Founders Brewing Co. to Offer Centennial IPA in 15-Packs of Cans

CentennialIPA2017FeatureFounders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) has announced that their popular Centennial IPA will soon be available in 15-packs of 12 oz. cans.

First released in 2001, Centennial IPA has since firmly established itself as an enduring fan-favorite offering in Founders Brewing Co.’s Year-Round portfolio.  To better keep up with demand and make this this floral, citrusy India Pale Ale more conveniently accessible, the folks at Founders have decided to now offer Centennial IPA in 15-packs of 12 oz. cans.  Although this new packaging option will replace “the current 12-pack can package, . . . the suggested retail price will remain the same.”  Centennial IPA now joins All Day IPA, Azacca IPA, PC Pils and Mosaic Promise as the brewery’s offerings currently available in this 15-pack format.

“Centennial IPA was first of many IPAs in our portfolio,” said Co-Founder and President, Dave Engbers. “In today’s landscape of thousands of IPAs, it still holds up to be a rock-solid, well-balanced IPA, defined by its strong malt backbone and floral, citrusy flavor and aroma. The decision to give it the 15-pack treatment was an easy one and we hope Centennial IPA fans are as pumped as we are to see this brand grow – literally in this case.”

Centennial IPA will be available in 15-packs of 12 oz. cans beginning in April 2017.  This offering will also continue to be available in 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft.  As always, you can find Centennial IPA available at craft beer friendly establishments in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of Founders Brewing Co.’s distribution area (which will soon include 45 states).  Prost!

Vital Information for Centennial IPA from Founders Brewing Co.

Release – Year-Round, 15-packs launch in April 2017
Style – American India Pale Ale
ABV – 7.2%
IBUs – 65
Description – “Get ready to bask in the glory of the frothy head’s floral bouquet. Relish the citrus accents from the abundance of dry hopping. This one’s sweet, yet balanced. Malty undertones shake hands with the hop character for a finish that never turns too bitter.”

Availability – 15-packs of 12 oz. cans, 6-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
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