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!



Founders Brewing Co. Gets All ReDANKulous on Hopheads

reDANKulous2017Feature_editedFounders Brewing Co. (Grand Rapids, Michigan) has announced that reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA has officially returned to be the brewery’s current Specialty release.

Since it has achieved a RateBeer score of 99 and locked down “back-to-back medals at the Great American Beer Festival in 2015 and 2016 in the Imperial Red Ale category (gold and silver, respectively)”, it is quite obvious that reDANKulous has endeared itself to the hop-loving masses.  With a “striking red hue and subtle sweetness . . . courtesy of the Caramalt and roasted barley,” this Imperial Red India Pale Ale reaches true “dank” status thanks to a hop bill featuring Mosaic, Chinook and Simcoe hops.  This combination of ingredients results in a 9.5% ABV and 90 IBU hop experience that is spicy, piney, tropical and simply reDANKulous.

“If you’re wondering what dank means in this beer, think lingering sensory overload,” said Co-Founder and President Dave Engbers. “It really says something that this style has become a crowd favorite of judges and hop heads alike. Jeremy and our team of brewers love to experiment with new varieties, combinations and techniques – because of that reDANKulous exudes our ‘brewed for us’ philosophy.”

ReDANKulous Imperial Red IPA officially releases on June 1 and will be available through September.  This Specialty offering can be found in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles (suggested retail price of $11.99) and on draft at craft beer establishments located in Alabama, Florida, Michigan and throughout the rest of Founders Brewing Co.’s 46 state distribution network. Prost!

Vital Information for reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA from Founders Brewing Co.

Release – Specialty, June to September 2017
Style – Imperial Red Ale (Imperial Red IPA)
ABV – 9.5%
IBUs – 90
Featured Hops – Mosaic, Chinook & Simcoe
Availability – 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles & draft
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