Friday, August 19, 2011

Founders CBS Release Date - Canadian Breakfast Stout

I usually just post beer announcements on twitter or facebook, but I'm so excited about this one I had to post it on my site.   I'm excited about this beer for many reasons.   First, much like Bobby Likes Beer I'm a huge Founders fan.  From the original Breakfast Stout, to the amazing Kentucky Breakfast Stout I simply love the flavor and careful thought they put into each of their brews.  Outside of IPAs and Double IPAs my favorite style is Coffee Stouts.  I love the rich bold flavor of the stout, and the flavor and bitterness that the coffee adds to it.   Finally, it is the style of beer my fiancee and I share equal love for!

Cue the Canadian Breakfast Stout.   This beer is is an Imperial Stout brewed with a blend of different coffees and chocolates, then aged in bourbon barrels that have been aging pure Michigan maple syrup!   To me this could equal the perfect Imperial Stout.  Most on Beer Advocate would agree with me because its currently rated as the 5th highest beer in the world, and Rate Beer is right there with them with a rating of 100!!!  I am very excited to try this beer for the first time, and hopeful that I can pick up at least 1 bottle here in the Cleveland Market sometime after the beer is released on October 3rd! Who knows...maybe we can get lucky during Cleveland Beer Week and find a keg of this somewhere!! Cheers!

Here is the official Press Release from Founders:

Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 19, 2011—Founders Brewing Co. Vice President/Director of Marketing Dave Engbers announced today that the highly anticipated Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS) will be the second release in the company’s 750mL “Backstage Series”. It will be released to the market on October 3, 2011, with a taproom release party on October 1.
There has been a great deal of anticipation and speculation regarding the upcoming release after the success of Blushing Monk, the series’ debut, earlier this year. Canadian Breakfast Stout is the epitome of why Founders launched the Backstage Series: it brings some of the brewery’s most sought-after beers, which have been available primarily at the taproom or at a few select events, to a much larger audience.
Canadian Breakfast Stout is an Imperial Stout brewed with a blend of coffees and imported chocolates, then aged in spent bourbon barrels that have most recently been aging pure Michigan maple syrup. The final product has had stellar reviews and is currently the fifth highest rated beer in the world on
“Releasing small specialty batches is a great way for us to connect to our core beer enthusiast,” Engbers explains. “Fundamentally, we are a small brewery, and we love to do things our own way. This isn’t about flooding the shelves with a beer that we hope people will try; it’s about producing the best damn beer we can brew and offering it to those enthusiasts who have supported our passion for great beer.”
The company is not revealing any additional releases in the series, but Engbers says they will consist of many of the “popular one-offs” that have been offered in the taproom over the years and have become favorites among patrons and brewery staff. “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 one more product in the 2011 Backstage Series later this year.
Founders Brewing Company opened their doors in 1997 with the vision of creating some of the most unique craft beer in the world. Today, Founders has a loyal following with several beers lauded as winners of national and international awards in their respective categories. In 2009, they were ranked as the second fastest growing brewery in the United States, and they are currently rated the second highest brewery in the world by

1 comment:

  1. Buckeye Beer Engine tapped this beer once- almost exactly 2 years ago. It was a highlight of our craft beer journey! Bill still uses a photo I took on that day as his avatar on Foursquare and Untappd. The photo captured his initial impression of the wonderful CBS aroma. His first sips brought about an even bigger smile!

    Having tasted CBS, KBS and a Buckeye/Phoenix coffee porter on that day all side by side, Bill selected the CBS as his favorite. Our friend David agreed. I preferred the KBS, but I've never really cared for maple. That said, coming from a non-maple fan, this beer was still better than 99% of what's out there!

    Can you tell that I share in your excitement. Bring it on, baby!!!



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