Founders Barrel Runner

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by TangoJuliet, Mar 21, 2018.

  1. TangoJuliet

    TangoJuliet Aspirant (288) Apr 2, 2014 New York

    We are happy to announce the next release for our 2018 Barrel-Aged Series:


    Barrel Runner

    Inspiration for our barrel-aged beers can come from the most unexpected places and our latest release is proof of that. Sweet and hoppy, rich and bright – this rum barrel-aged imperial IPA brewed with Mosaic hops will make you believe you’re in the tropics.

    Barrel Runner will be available in 4-packs of 12oz bottles and 750mL bottles beginning in June through August. It will have an SRP of $14.99/4-pack and $11.99/750mL bottle.

    Barrel Runner is preceded by KBS, Backwoods Bastard (which is now year-round) and our also not-yet-publicly announced third release, Dankwood. We have two releases in the series yet to announce.

    This information was shared with you, our Cadre members, first. Look for more details about the beer on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram closer to the release.
  2. waltari

    waltari Initiate (63) Jan 28, 2016 Georgia

    Pass. I was hopping for BA FIS.
  3. Samlover55

    Samlover55 Defender (666) Oct 8, 2015 New York

    Here comes all the hate.....another BA IPA from Founders.
    I'm personally really excited about this. Although it is interesting that back to back releases are BA IPA'S

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  4. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (886) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    Agreed. Barrel-aged IPAs just don't do it for me, either.
  5. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,176) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Rum BA Imperial would be great.
  6. PJ_

    PJ_ Initiate (164) Nov 13, 2014 North Carolina

    I've tried about 5 RBA IPAs and all of them have been complete trash. Sad to see another company wasting rum barrels.
  7. NotAlcoholicJustAHobby

    NotAlcoholicJustAHobby Savant (907) Jun 13, 2015 Vermont

    I'll certainly give it a shot if I see it. I like the rum barrel.
  8. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,176) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Yeah, that occurred to me too, a waste of Rum barrels that could have been used to make a good beer. Like when they waste maple barrels to make beers like Doom or Frootwood rather than CBS.
  9. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (545) Mar 28, 2009 California

    What?!! I want another BBA stout, because the thousands available just aren’t enough.

    Isn’t the whole point of the backstage series experimentation? Why not try something new. You might like it, and of course it might be complete junk.
  10. darklord2011

    darklord2011 Initiate (149) Nov 18, 2011 Indiana

    Sounds delicious. I’m in.
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  11. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (886) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    They haven't done something like a doppelbock. That would be a better option than a DIPA. Or just bring back Better Half. That would suit me just fine.
  12. waltari

    waltari Initiate (63) Jan 28, 2016 Georgia

    I would have been fine had they not retired their regular FIS.
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  13. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (1,515) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    I love Doom and I love rum barrel beers. I'm in!
  14. RandyRanderson

    RandyRanderson Initiate (63) Jun 24, 2014 Pennsylvania

    While a BA FIS would be my vote, I think this still sounds pretty interesting with the rum barrels.

    I like the experimentation aspect but they also seem to be stuck on BA DIPAs.
  15. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (545) Mar 28, 2009 California

    I am in for that. Barrel aged dobblebock sounds great.
  16. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (545) Mar 28, 2009 California

    100% agree! I was mostly poking fun at all the people who hate on these releases and always want the same barrel aged beers.
  17. sculls65

    sculls65 Aspirant (233) Dec 15, 2008 Michigan

    Agree I've been wanting the troegs BA Troegenator for a while. Haven't chased it down yet
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  18. PJ_

    PJ_ Initiate (164) Nov 13, 2014 North Carolina

    Except that this is RUM barrels, and there are definitely not "thousands" available.
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    THANAT0PSIS Crusader (767) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin

    This has potential. I dig Doom well-enough, and rum barrels can be awesome (or ridiculously overpowering--see Central Waters Rum Barrel Coconut Porter, which was an alcoholic mess). Mosaic is not the most tropical hop they could have chosen, in my opinion, but it probably wouldn't matter with the rum barrel anyway.

    I just hope it is more balanced than DKML.
  20. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,176) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Exactly - that's the point I was trying to make. A Rum BA Stout would be great.
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  21. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (545) Mar 28, 2009 California

    Yes, I know. You missed my point but all good. Cheers!
  22. Giantspace

    Giantspace Defender (678) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Why even make a 750ml?


    DISKORD Aspirant (246) Feb 28, 2017 North Carolina

    What a waste of Rum barrels. Just about any other high ABV style would be better.
  24. BeastOfTheNortheast

    BeastOfTheNortheast Aspirant (290) Dec 26, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Was not a fan of Doom, so I'll pass.
  25. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (545) Mar 28, 2009 California

    My comment had nothing to do with your post. I actually didn't see your post. I was making a blanket statement.
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  26. raynmoon

    raynmoon Crusader (782) Aug 13, 2011 Colorado

    doppelbock, weizenbock, dubbel/ quad, strong red, strong brown, schwarzbier would all be great
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  27. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Champion (873) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    I see what you did there.
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  28. spark3148857

    spark3148857 Crusader (714) Dec 4, 2010 California

    I’m very intrigued and looking forward to giving this one a try. And I’m patient enough to wait for December for when you all know they will probably release a stout for the final release of the year.
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  29. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (2,508) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    Glad some people are excited for this ... For me its just more disappointment from a more and more underwhelming array of barrel aged beers from Founders. Another barrel aged IPA? Hard pass from me.
  30. lotsaswigs

    lotsaswigs Initiate (125) Jan 24, 2006 Michigan

    Yeah, as much as I love Founders, I hope there is a reason for doing this that makes sense that I'm just ignorant about. Why in the living hell would I pay $12 for basically 2 beers when I can get four in a far superior format for an extra $3?

    Anyways, thought I'd join in since bitching is the MO for a Founders Barrel Aged Series Release thread...but I am interested to try it and have found several of these experimental beers to be much better than what they're given credit for. I don't get why people seem to get mad when they put out something they don't think they'll like.
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  31. msscott1973

    msscott1973 Disciple (396) Dec 28, 2013 North Carolina

    This sounds delicious.
  32. BaseballNBeer

    BaseballNBeer Initiate (101) Apr 22, 2015 Michigan

    They retired Double Trouble, then Doom (aka BA Double Trouble) came out. Now Double Trouble is back. It's reasonable to think BA FIS is on its way later this year with a return appearance by FIS in 2019.
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  33. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (3,098) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    I'm looking forward to the return of Double Trouble. I'd like to compare it to some of our local DIPA's. And I'd like to see regular FIS again - it's one of my favorite stouts. While a BA version could be spectacular, I'd take the original.
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  34. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,414) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    I will try this...and I don't care for rum.

    Honestly, I dont care for many of thrir BA offerings but I do think they are offering a lot of original and varied BA recipes. I respect their program, even though I don't always love the final product. I do go out of my way to try each release at least once. Crazily enough, the one release i passed on was the one every one here was probably most gung-ho
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  35. KBS

    KBS Aspirant (290) Apr 25, 2014 Michigan

    Seems like we may be heading in the direction of 1 universally sought after new Founders beer each year, a few so-so “I will try it” beers and a few classics. That is assuming one of the new future 2018 releases is sought after.
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  36. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (323) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts

    Sounds interesting and the price is right. count me in
  37. BirdsandHops

    BirdsandHops Poo-Bah (2,332) Apr 14, 2008 North Carolina

    Hey look, another Founders release topic with everyone telling them what they should and should not brew. You'd think their motto was "Brewed For Us" or something the way they keep just doing whatever they want!
  38. Ray9230

    Ray9230 Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2017 New York

    Don't knock it till you try it.. Don't commit to a four pack or bomber just buy a couple 11.2 oz singles.. I have to taste a beer more than once before I pass judgement. That being said I had Breaksides rum barrel golden ale last week and it was fantastic
  39. nachos

    nachos Initiate (106) Jun 4, 2012 Michigan

  40. darklord2011

    darklord2011 Initiate (149) Nov 18, 2011 Indiana

    Glad they're doing another BA IPA. I need another BA RIS in my fridge like I need another hole in my head.
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