Founders Brewing Co. Unveils Plans for 2018

founderspour_editedAll set for next year, Founders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) has officially released a 2018 Availability Calendar that is absolutely loaded with new brews, old favorites, and updated packing options.

Just as we always do with all release calendars, Founders Brewing Co.’s full 2018 Availability Calendar is posted below for you to look over at your own pace.  Before we turn you loose, there are a few things on that calendar that we are just dying to point out . . . so let’s knock that out real fast:

  • Breakfast Stout and Backwoods Bastard will be available year-round in 2018.  Yeah, you read that correctly!  Breakfast Stout should seamlessly shift into year-round availability through the New Year while Backwoods Bastard will resurface in late-March to early-April to begin its year-round status.
  • Although the calendar does not mention this, Founders Brewing Co. will be offering Solid GoldAll Day IPARubaeus and all of its Seasonal beers, which include Mosaic PromiseAzacca IPA and PC Pils, in 6-packs of 12 oz. cans in 2018.
  • Double Trouble Imperial IPA will return as a Limited Release in 2018.  It will be available from late-May to July in 4-packs of 12oz bottles across all 46 states that currently comprise the distribution area for Founders Brewing.
  • The Barrel-Aged Series will return in 2018 with KBS (April) and four new releases.  Details about the yet-to-be-named beers will be released throughout the year.
  • Founders is launching a “brand new taproom carryout series called the ‘Mothership Series’. These beers will range from classics like the inaugural release, Red’s Rye IPA, to experimental new styles. They will only be available for carryout in 6-pack bottles at [all Founders Brewing Co.] taproom locations.”
  • Finally . . . a bit of bad news: Founders will say “goodbye to some favorites, like Imperial Stout, Curmudgeon and reDANKulous” in 2018.  Since the brewery is known to regularly bring back old favorites (see Double Trouble & Red’s Rye IPA above), it assures that this is more of an “until we meet again” scenario.

Alright, that’s a wrap on all that we wanted to cover.  Be sure to check out the full calendar below so that you can properly prepare for an amazing 2018 with Founders Brewing Co. Prost!



Curmudgeon Returns as Specialty Release from Founders Brewing Co.

curmudgeon2017featureFounders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) has announced that Curmudgeon Old Ale will return to shelves and taps as a Specialty offering beginning in March.

Drawing inspiration from “classic seafaring ports, local pubs and weathered old fishermen,” Curmudgeon is a warming Old Ale that focuses intently on its malt bill.  The brewers at Founders further reinforce the malt presence by brewing this offering with molasses and then aging it on oak.  Their efforts result in “a rich, malty delight that’s deceptively smooth and drinkable” at 9.8% ABV.

Curmudgeon will officially return in March and hang around throughout the month of April.  This Specialty release can be found in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles and on draft at craft beer bars, restaurants and retailers located in Alabama, Florida and throughout the rest of the Founders Brewing Co. distribution area.  If you are a fan of malty brews, believe me when I say that you need to have a little Curmudgeon in your life.  Make it happen in March.  Prost!

Vital Information for Curmudgeon Old Ale from Founders Brewing Co.

Release – Specialty, March to April 2017
Style – Old Ale
ABV – 9.8%
IBUs – 50
Added Ingredients – Molasses 
Treatment – Oak-aged
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
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