According to a couple of the beerbaron’s sources it is 99% positive that Founders Brewing will be on shelves in Cedar Rapids, Iowa City locations starting March 19th. Great news for beer lovers! Add this date to your calendars and stock up!
Unfamiliar with Founders’ products: Let’s take a look at some of their year-round brews:
*Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale – 8.5% abv – Founders website description: “So good it’s almost wrong. Dark ruby in color and brewed with seven varieties of imported malts. Complex in finish, with hints of smoke and peat, paired with a malty richness and a right hook of hop power to give it the bad attitude that a beer named Dirty Bastard has to live up to. Ain’t for the wee lads.”
*Centennial IPA – 7.2% – Description from Founders: “Get ready to bask in the glory of the frothy head’s floral bouquet. Relish the citrus accents from the abundance of dry hopping. This one’s sweet, yet balanced. Malty undertones shake hands with the hop character for a finish that never turns too bitter.”
*Red’s Rye PA – 6.6% – “Serious hop bitterness, along with an unyielding grapefruit bouquet from the Amarillo dry hop, balances the malty richness of four varieties of imported Belgian caramel malts. Pours a spectacular crimson with a creamy tan head. A generous addition of rye malt accentuates a spicy, crisp finish.”
*Pale Ale – 5.4% – “A testament to Cascade hops in a bottle, this medium-bodied pale ale has a refreshing citrus flavor and a distinctive floral hop aroma due to the aggressive addition of hops during fermentation. You’ll notice a slight malty sweetness with a balanced hop finish. Perfect to enjoy anytime, anywhere.”
*Porter – Pours silky black with a creamy tan head. The nose is sweet with strong chocolate and caramel malt presence. No absence of hops gives Founders’ robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. It’s a lover, not a fighter.
Check out http://www.foundersbrewing.com for more of their seasonals and info about the brewery.