News Founders Breakfast Stout and Backwoods Bastard now Year-Round

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by eldoctorador, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. eldoctorador

    eldoctorador Zealot (579) Dec 12, 2014 California

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  2. TheCrimsonKing

    TheCrimsonKing Initiate (135) Jul 28, 2017 Ohio

    I just came here to post this haha. It'll be interesting to see how it plays out. I'll be glad to get a backwoods whenever I want!
     
  3. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (2,472) Mar 12, 2009 New York
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    Nice! I am a fan of this in a big way.
     
  4. ypsifly

    ypsifly Meyvn (1,034) Sep 22, 2004 Michigan

    They won't taste as good if I can get them whenever.....
     
  5. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (447) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio
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    Awesome! Both are excellent beers worthy of year-round status. Be nice to grab Breakfast Stout whenever.
     
  6. FonyBones

    FonyBones Initiate (33) Dec 19, 2015 New York

    Nice. Love me some Breakfast Stout.
     
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  7. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Meyvn (1,369) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Oh my God! Yes! :grin:
    Breakfast Stout sells so well, it should have already been year round. It is literally the quintessential coffee stout in the U.S.
    Backwoods Bastard, perhaps a bit less essential, but this way I won't have to worry about trying to stock it all up before it sells out. It's not like an IPA that's going to be useless in a few months. I can buy it whenever.
     
  8. tillmac62

    tillmac62 Poo-Bah (1,505) Oct 2, 2013 South Carolina
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    Best beer news of the year.
     
  9. MNAle

    MNAle Savant (970) Sep 6, 2011 Minnesota

    Backwoods Bastard is barrel aged... that implies a significant ramp up in their BA production capacity, doesn't it?
     
  10. threeviews

    threeviews Defender (607) Apr 18, 2011 Florida

    I certainly applaud the decision. However, I just hope that Founders does not end sacrificing quality in favor of maintaining a steady flow of product into the marketplace. In the case of BB, a compromise in quality would (IMO) be them shortening time in the barrel.
     
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  11. waltari

    waltari Initiate (137) Jan 28, 2016 Georgia

    Looking at the 2018 calendar, I do not see their Imperial Stout anywhere :cry:
     
  12. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (285) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    With Breakfast Stout being year round, will there be a need for (delicious, but not quite as good) Founders Porter?
     
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  13. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Aspirant (285) Sep 26, 2010 Virginia

    That would stink. FIS is my favorite non-barrel aged imperial stout that comes in a 12 oz bottle.
     
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  14. Celtics76

    Celtics76 Defender (690) Sep 5, 2011 Rhode Island

    Not complaining but it's an interesting decision. There will be no more hype behind these beers. Hope it works out for them.
     
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  15. Alexmc2

    Alexmc2 Aspirant (278) Jul 29, 2006 Massachusetts

    That would make me sad. I disagree with the statement that it isn't as good. For a regular production porter, I'm not sure I can think of a better commercial example. Whereas with coffee stouts, I can think of a couple other examples that are better than FBS. Love them both, just not sure I'll be reaching for a FBS in August.
     
  16. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Poo-Bah (1,792) Aug 10, 2013 California
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    Great move but it will not make a difference at my local bottle shop as 2016 bottles of both beers are sitting on shelves. I was surprised to see both beers sit so long because when Founders first hit my area they went pretty fast and then they sat.
     
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  17. BottleCaps80

    BottleCaps80 Defender (607) Jan 12, 2013 Iowa
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    While I love that breakfast stout will be year round now, I am sincerely bummed that they are retiring FIS. I hope they release it this year still at least, so I can stock up, though I haven't seen it on shelves yet.
     
  18. THANAT0PSIS

    THANAT0PSIS Crusader (759) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Year-round Backwoods is awesome, as it may be the best beer Founders makes. FBS I am more indifferent on, but it's still nice to have a coffee stout of that caliber available at all times.

    The apparent loss of Imperial Stout is really depressing. That beer is excellent, and though I prefer Expedition, they're really very different beers, and I enjoy them both for different reasons.
     
  19. RJD422

    RJD422 Initiate (127) Aug 23, 2007 Pennsylvania

  20. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (407) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    They already released it this year, its long gone.
     
  21. Blogjackets

    Blogjackets Initiate (172) Nov 22, 2017 Ohio
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    First Christmas gift of the year and it’s real and spectacular.
     
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  22. TheOneTC

    TheOneTC Aspirant (221) Aug 23, 2013 Massachusetts
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    I’m cautiously containing my excitement for year-round Backwoods Bastard. It’s aged for a year in bourbon barrels, and I can’t think of any other Bourbon BA beer on the market that is aged for that long and produced year-round. Really hope they don’t change anything.
     
  23. MJS08

    MJS08 Disciple (328) Jul 29, 2014 Florida
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    OK, I wanna dream; FBS in cans. In 6 packs. Or 12 packs. At around $2.50 a can.
     
  24. KBS

    KBS Disciple (354) Apr 25, 2014 Michigan
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    They bought a whole new facility just for their barrel aging program, you should see no change.

    For Breakfast Stout, I like it on tap, so glad it will likely be available around GR and at Founders regularly throughout the year.
     
  25. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,387) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Big fan of this move, love both and happy to get them when I want. I was curious why they have been around non-stop, when I hit the store they have been full stocked and I was thinking it was weird well now I know why lol.

    Cheers
     
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  26. Beersnake1

    Beersnake1 Poo-Bah (1,534) Aug 17, 2013 Germany
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    Backwoods is amazing, and I agree with previous posts that I hope this doesn't cause a deviation in the barrel-aging. Any less barrel and it would be much less appealing.
     
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  27. beermeplz

    beermeplz Disciple (349) Feb 13, 2015 California

    nice...i prefer fresher backwoods so this is welcome news to me!
     
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  28. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (279) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio
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    Despite the various decorations, lights, and trees in my house, this post prompted me to check the calendar to assuage my fear that the date would read April 1.
     
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  29. Sabtos

    Sabtos Poo-Bah (4,644) Dec 15, 2015 Ohio
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    Yes, they built a whole new facility just for barrel aging, it's supposed to be massive, and this is the primary reason why this was decided. It's also in part the reason CBS was made again at all--they wanted to make sure a large amount of people could get their hands on it this time.
     
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  30. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (2,421) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    I was thinking the same thing. I wonder if it will be year round in the sense that they will release batches periodically (every couple months), but not year round in the sense of say all-day IPA that is brewed/canned probably almost constantly during the year.
     
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  31. Oktoberfiesta

    Oktoberfiesta Disciple (306) Nov 16, 2013 New Mexico
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    So I don't have to buy a case anymore around christmas and take my time rationing it out for six months?

    Both a great thing and a bad thing. Thanks Founders

    On a serious note, sales did seem iffy around here. The biggest fault I could see is that the beer was already a month old when we got it in October, and the coffee is the first thing to fade. So my rationed bottles over six months never seemed to taste as good as it was when it was atleast just one month old. So if anything, I hope they can curb the older bottles and push for quicker release and bottling runs.

    I remember when I was first getting into stouts and Founders was quite illusive to my area. I traveled east to NY in 2013 and remember seeing FBS on tap! Love at first sight. I have still yet to have it on draft, but Founders did arrive in my area in 2015-16. Before that, I was trading for FBS every couple of months. I also remember this beer reaching #18 on the top 250 beers list. Now 4-5 short years later, its going to be a year rounder? We are living in the glory days of craft beer. Absolutely zero complaints on my end
     
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  32. dennis3951

    dennis3951 Champion (847) Mar 6, 2008 New Jersey
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    That is bad news. The Imperial Stout is Founders best beer IMHO.
     
  33. BruChef

    BruChef Aspirant (238) Nov 8, 2009 New York

    Change the name to Backwoods Shelf-Turds!
     
  34. Hinda65

    Hinda65 Aspirant (207) May 7, 2017 Utah
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    No curmudgeon kinda makes me : (
     
  35. OntheLambic

    OntheLambic Disciple (322) Jan 9, 2015 Connecticut

    Incredible that both these beers are now going to be available year round, just fantastic stuff from Founders. That said, losing FIS is a big bummer if in fact it's being retired.
     
  36. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,056) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Sure seems like FBS has been sitting on the shelves a lot more the past couple of years, but unclear whether that's due to increased production, decreased demand, or both. I used to be a big fan of FBS, but I don't buy it anymore since there are similar beers I prefer.

    On the other hand, year-round BWB is huge! Excellent beer! Next they need to come out with a year-round BA stout!
     
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  37. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (279) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio
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    Do we think FIS may be put into their barrel program and released in that fashion next year? Just speculation...
     
  38. OntheLambic

    OntheLambic Disciple (322) Jan 9, 2015 Connecticut

    Now that would be insane, one can only hope.
     
  39. CaptainHate

    CaptainHate Devotee (451) Apr 22, 2006 Ohio

    It's a great time to be a beer drinker!
     
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  40. Thecalmdrinker

    Thecalmdrinker Aspirant (269) Jun 27, 2015 Nevada

    I'm very happy with this decision, since Backwoods Bastard is my favorite Founders brew.
     
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