(Grand Rapids, MI) – Sometimes you just have to give the people what they want…
UPDATE 2: Release on October 1st
Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout. Mmmm….maple syrup.
It has been rumored for weeks, even months, that this would eventually be bottled, and proof has finally arrived.
Also known as CBS, this version of the beer is aged in bourbon barrels though other past versions have also been aged in whiskey barrels.
This will be released in 750s, presumably as part of the Backstage Series. From a press release back in May…
The company is not revealing the entire lineup, but Engbers said it would consist of many of the “popular one-offs” that have been offered in the taproom over the years and have become favorites. “I think part of what people love about Founders, besides our beer, is that we listen to what they are saying,” says President Mike Stevens. “With our new line, now we can offer them more of what they’ve been asking for.”
The company expects to release two or three in the series this year.
If that holds true, we can expect to see this in 2011. UPDATE: The Beer is Good Blog reported in late July, “I confirmed with Founders Brewing Co that they will be announcing the next in the series in September.”
For reference, the Blushing Monk release (the first Backstage Series beer) was announced just a few days before. Bottles were limited to two per person and cost $15 each. Bottles were first come, first serve. Bottles were also distributed on a limited basis.
The CBS release may not necessarily follow suit but it gives us some indication as to what we might expect.