Beer 101

Good Beers to Enjoy in February.

This month, we are highlighting Founders Brewing Company’s barrel-aged and limited beers. Founders has been at the forefront of the craft beer movement, producing delicious, quality craft beer in Michigan since 1997. 

  • Founders KBS gets its coffee fix in the very first variant to come from their beloved bourbon barrel-aged stout. Yes, KBS may already be brewed with coffee, but it gets some extra oomph when it’s aged on espresso beans after being removed from barrels. The result is a fresh and snappy coffee twist on their classic barrel-aged beer. Who says you can’t start your day with a barrel-aged stout?
  • Founders Backwoods Bastard. Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts, a bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark fruit. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.
  • Founders Imperial Stout. Brewed with an abundance of malts, this stout is smooth as silk, yet complex and rich in body. Best enjoyed at cellar temperature to allow the notes of chocolate, dark fruit and caramel to soar. Put another log on the fire, sit back and enjoy the moment with this full-bodied and utterly delicious, cold-weather companion.
  • Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown. We love a well-balanced brown ale. Especially a brown ale of the hazelnut coffee persuasion. Case in point: Frangelic Mountain Brown. Initially brewed and released in bottles in 2012, this deliciously sweet and nutty coffee brown ale quickly became a favorite amongst beer fans and inspired Founders to continue pushing the coffee and beer envelope. Turns out your new favorite coffee drink is a beer.
  • Founders CBS. CBS was born when Founders stumbled upon some bourbon barrels that had previously housed maple syrup. They opted to put the same base beer as KBS, an imperialized version of Breakfast Stout, in the maple barrels and, after one taste, they knew they had something special. Rich maple syrup, roasted coffee and velvety chocolate meld together in what can only be described as a transcendental drinking experience!
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