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Founders Fall Releases

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by Jason, Aug 27, 2014.

  1. Jason

    Jason Founder (1,525) Massachusetts Aug 23, 1996 Staff Member

    From their email newsletter:

    Fall is around the corner, and it's a good time for beer. We'll be releasing the four beers above over the next couple of months, so be on the lookout.


    • Mosaic Promise is our single malt, single hop beer brewed in honor ofArtPrize. It will be released starting on September 13 in Michigan, Wisconsin, greater New York City and greater Chicago. Read more.
    • Breakfast Stout's release harks the beginning of Stout Season. An oatmeal stout brewed with coffee and chocolates, it will be released in late September or early October, depending on distributor shipments in your area. Read more.
    • Dark Penance is an Imperial Black IPA and is the newest addition to our portfolio of world-class IPAs. It's the first beer to be added to our lineup since All Day IPA in spring 2012. It will be available across our footprint starting on October 1. Read more.
    • Harvest Ale is a limited release wet-hopped ale that celebrates the hop harvest. Its release is dependent on when we get our delivery of whole-cone hops into the brewery--it will likely be available sometime in October. Read more.
  2. hopnado

    hopnado Advocate (630) Michigan Aug 13, 2014 Beer Trader

    My saliva glands just went into beast mode
  3. rojapa

    rojapa Advocate (570) New York Jun 26, 2013 Beer Trader

    I'm already a big fan of breakfast stout and harvest ale, looking forward to the new additions
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  4. Rav4pudge

    Rav4pudge Aficionado (165) Massachusetts Apr 6, 2014 Beer Trader

    Must purchase
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  5. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Advocate (630) Minnesota Nov 5, 2013 Beer Trader

    Dark Penance! ISO!
  6. Icarus

    Icarus Savant (270) Minnesota Oct 6, 2012

    Sounds good to me!
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  7. Donco

    Donco Advocate (540) Pennsylvania Aug 12, 2013 Beer Trader

    Even better than those: Backwoods Bastard coming in November. Buying by the case!
    s_wit, Gemini6, Streaky and 18 others like this.
  8. KurtisR

    KurtisR Aficionado (210) Ontario (Canada) Jun 1, 2013 Verified

    I really liked Mosaic Promise when I got a growler of it in Grand Rapids last year.
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  9. a1369864214864

    a1369864214864 Aficionado (170) North Carolina Jul 19, 2011 Beer Trader

    I had to settle for a little taster of it when I stopped to get a growler, since it was starred as not available for growler fills :(
    Jsteez likes this.
  10. Spinaltapped

    Spinaltapped Savant (355) Illinois Oct 24, 2013 Beer Trader

    I tend to try to have a six pack of an IPA and a six pack of a stout in my fridge at all times (along with a few various bombers). I bet I'm going to buy a case each of Breakfast Stout and Harvest Ale in October and consider myself set. Thanks Founders!
    Gemini6, Jsteez and rojapa like this.
  11. Mikecap

    Mikecap Champion (815) Rhode Island May 18, 2012 Beer Trader

    Fresh Breakfast Stout makes me happy.
  12. fearfactory

    fearfactory Advocate (545) Massachusetts Aug 12, 2012 Beer Trader

    Huge Founders fanboy, this is good news! One of a few brewers I still pick up their beers in cases!
    Jsteez likes this.
  13. SFNC

    SFNC Savant (425) North Carolina Apr 7, 2013

    Praise diety of choice!
  14. ToddSoonerFan

    ToddSoonerFan Savant (380) Iowa Aug 23, 2013

  15. Mikus

    Mikus Advocate (530) Pennsylvania Mar 21, 2014

    Saving up for lots of Breakfast Stout!
    rojapa likes this.
  16. BH712

    BH712 Savant (475) District of Columbia Jan 29, 2014 Verified

    Can't wait to try the Harvest! I've never had a wet-hopped beer before.
  17. rntrang3

    rntrang3 Zealot (75) Massachusetts Jun 24, 2014 Verified

    Wow, too much in one post. Hopefully I can get my hands on the Harvest Ale.
    A2HB likes this.
  18. Such a good season for beer. Harvest Ale and Breakfast Stout are fall classics for me. Looking forward to try the new ones too.
    rojapa and Fargrow like this.
  19. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Champion (955) Pennsylvania Apr 4, 2009 Beer Trader

    BB will be more expensive this year, 120$ a case+ opposed to 70$-80$ in the past but I suppose that does not matter much to someone like yourself.

    Also the 2 month later breakfast stout release is smart but it also rubs me the wrong way
  20. I had a black ipa at there taproom a couple summer's ago, and I thought it was by far the best black ipa I've had in my life. If this is anything like that I will be absolutely psyched.
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  21. amalburg

    amalburg Advocate (530) Michigan Jan 7, 2014 Beer Trader

    I am consistently excited about their next release. All year long
    hopnado likes this.
  22. Looking forward to all of these.. Of all the stouts, Breakfast Stout is easily the one I drink the most of. Wasn't as a big a fan of Harvest last year with the recipe change but still is a great beer. As for the Double Black IPA and Mosaic IPA, they sound right up my alley.
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  23. Prince_Casual

    Prince_Casual Savant (395) District of Columbia Nov 3, 2012 Beer Trader

    Great seasonals, that aren't impossible to find, are truly what this site should get excited about.

    I'll certainly start with a case of FBS this year. Hopefully the IBIPA will meet my unrealistically high expectations.
    Gemini6 and DWheeler379 like this.
  24. shredder83

    shredder83 Advocate (520) Illinois Feb 21, 2013 Beer Trader

    120$ a case according to who?
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  25. westlaunboy

    westlaunboy Savant (490) Michigan Mar 31, 2010 Beer Trader

    I've never heard of a place selling cases anyway, seems like most stores around here only get like 2 or 3 total.
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  26. Donco

    Donco Advocate (540) Pennsylvania Aug 12, 2013 Beer Trader

    This dude is living in "La-la Land":confused:
  27. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Champion (955) Pennsylvania Apr 4, 2009 Beer Trader

    Founders is going to put out Old Curmudgeon and Backwoods Bastard this year at the same price as Kentucky Breakfast Stout, so whatever you paid for that you will pay for those.

    Ok old man, don't shoot the messenger.
  28. MichPaul

    MichPaul Champion (780) Michigan Jan 28, 2012 Beer Trader

    I think we'd all just like to see you post the news article you got this from before we turn as crotchety as you...
    Donco likes this.
  29. A2HB

    A2HB Aficionado (205) Michigan Oct 30, 2013

    I need every last one of these! And I will have them all :)
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  30. A2HB

    A2HB Aficionado (205) Michigan Oct 30, 2013

    As you can see from my avatar I really like that beer. It's my favorite beer Founder's makes
  31. KBS cost was $88 this year, and only the limited releases are in that price tier. (KBS, Devil Dancer, Harvest and Backwoods Bastard). You can expect Backwoods and Harvest will be $88 a case to stores, with markup the 'case cost' buying from a beer shop would turn up around $100-120. Curmudgeon is not included in this price tier.
  32. MaltLickyWithTheCandy

    MaltLickyWithTheCandy Advocate (575) Maryland Apr 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    Will Founders ever distribute in Maryland????
  33. rojapa

    rojapa Advocate (570) New York Jun 26, 2013 Beer Trader

    I just remembered I still have one bottle of last years Backwoods sitting in the back of my fridge, might have to crack that open soon.
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  34. needMIbeerinMD

    needMIbeerinMD Advocate (685) Maryland Feb 5, 2014 Beer Trader

    Definitely ready for some Breakfast Stout!
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  35. Vogt52

    Vogt52 Advocate (605) Maryland May 25, 2014

    I really would like to get my hands on some FBS
  36. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Advocate (685) Massachusetts Mar 29, 2007 Beer Trader

    I can't wait to get a single 6-pack of Harvest Ale and then never see it on shelves again. Such a great tradition!
  37. willth

    willth Savant (300) Illinois Apr 2, 2013

    Harvest is in 4 packs
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  38. rhino4evr

    rhino4evr Aficionado (195) Florida Jan 14, 2012

    there are still store in S. FLorida that have last years Harvest stocked. No idea why, it is such a great beer, but it should be as fresh as possible.
  39. shredder83

    shredder83 Advocate (520) Illinois Feb 21, 2013 Beer Trader

    Neither harvest nor bwb were in the same tier as kbs last year, so I'm not going to believe this "same tier as kbs" bs until someone posts a factual article to this end.
    Stagga_Lee likes this.
  40. BWM-77

    BWM-77 Aficionado (150) Kentucky Feb 21, 2014

    That would be one hell of a mix 12 pack!!!
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