US - Great Lakes Founders Brewery

Discussion in 'Beer Travel, Events and Releases' started by GRDave, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. GRDave

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    Rumor is that Founders is releasing 6 BA beers in 2017. Not sure if that means 6 new ones, or total, in addition to KBS and BWB.
     
  2. ASUBeer

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    I hope someone got them to put their imperial stout in a barrel.
     
  3. GRDave

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    Also heard that as of 2017, the backstage series is gone. Replaced by the barrel aged series, hence the small logo, top left of the new Frootwood label.
     
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    My pants suddenly got really tight in the front.
     
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  5. GRDave

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    Yay! Now they can't release Mango Magnifico!
     
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  7. drgarage

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    I remain super-excited about Lizard of Koz, too...
     
  8. MarcatGSB

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    I had heard 8 total, with KBS and BWB being two of them. I also heard CBS would be the last one to be released.

    Rootwood sounds very good. I like the packaging choice. I think that game will sort itself out as they will find people aren't going for the bomber, but I could be wrong.
     
  9. Scalzo

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    o_O
     
  10. GRDave

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    Most like the recipe for Cerise, or one similar.

    They used to have a BA Cherry beer called Newaygo County Cherry. Twas delightful. I'm sure this is similar.
     
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  11. Scalzo

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    Yeah sounds like a great idea.
    I doubt it will be medicinal or thin bodied. Probably will sell out instantly like Blushing Monk, and taste reaaaaly good.
     
  12. steimie

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    Blushing Monk is terrific right now.
     
  13. Scalzo

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    2 years later, and theyre still sitting on shelves... also, terrific is a strong word. Debatable for sure.
     
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    I hope to find some laying around. For me and many ppl it's one of the best fruit beers and actually turns into something better as it continues to age. I'll second terrific.
     
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    I forgot all about Cerise.
     
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  16. AnchorDrops

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    Has it been a full two years?

    I'll agree it improves with age.
     
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    We had a thing once...
     
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  18. MarcatGSB

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    Lizard of Koz thoughts?
     
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  19. AnchorDrops

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    Definitely plenty of blueberry sweet and tart, almost syrupy concentrate. Chocolate is present as is the vanilla. Barrel is hard to detect until it has warmed significantly. I bought two bottles, will let one sit for a while, for science. I don't plan to buy any more, simply because of the price point. That said, I have to imagine the ingredients were not cheap for this, plus the time in barrels.
     
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  20. GRDave

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    Will second this. The tannins in the blueberries really cut the sweetness. Initial sips are dessert sweet like Big Lushious, but the blueberries do a great job of preventing that sweetness from lingering on your palate. Only bought a couple bottles as well.
     
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