Founders Brewing Co. to Release Sumatra Coffee Barrel-Aged Ale

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  1. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,138) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., July 22, 2019 – Founders Brewing Co. has announced that Underground Mountain Brown will be the fourth release in the 2019 Barrel-Aged Series. Underground Mountain Brown was first released on draft as a taproom-exclusive several years ago under the name “Barrel-Aged Sumatra Mountain Brown” and quickly developed a passionate fan-following. As the name implies, it is a barrel-aged version of the brewery’s since-retired imperial brown ale, Sumatra Mountain Brown. Underground Mountain Brown (11.9% ABV) features a team of malts which complement the bold Sumatra coffee perfectly while time spend immersed in oak creates layers of depth and complexity. The Sumatra coffee is roasted in Grand Rapids by local coffeehouse, Ferris Coffee & Nut.

    “We first released this beer in the taproom as Barrel-Aged Sumatra Mountain Brown and it was an immediate hit,” said Co-Founder and President, Dave Engbers. “Over the past few years, our fans have been very vocal about asking us to bottle and distribute it and we’re so happy to make it happen. The Barrel-Aged Series is a great chance for us to bring out some of these taproom fan-favorites to a larger audience and we can’t wait to hear what everyone thinks.”

    Underground Mountain Brown will be available in both the Grand Rapids and Detroit taprooms beginning on August 16 and will start shipping out to other distribution states later in August. It will be available on draft, in 4-packs of 12oz bottles and 750mL bottles.

    Underground Mountain Brown is preceded by Más Agave, KBS and Backwoods Bastard in the brewery’s 2019 Barrel-Aged Series. It will be followed by CBSin November. Please reach out to Amanda Davis for more information and samples.

    About the Barrel-Aged Series
    Crafting legendary barrel-aged beers is an exercise in patience. We start by brewing complex, world-class beer worthy of time in a barrel. Then, our experience and years spent mastering our craft means we know exactly when it’s been aged to perfection. After one sip, you’ll know – it was worth the wait.

    About Founders Brewing Co.
    Established in 1997 by two craft beer enthusiasts—Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens—with day jobs and a dream, Founders Brewing Co. brews complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics and tons of flavor. Founders ranks among the top 10 largest craft breweries in the U.S. and is one of the fastest growing. The brewery has received numerous awards from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival and RateBeer and BeerAdvocate users often rate its beers among the best in the world. A proud sponsor of chasing the American dream, Founders launched the Chase Your What If campaign in January 2019 to inspire all beer fans to live life to its fullest. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, Founders is a member of the Michigan Brewers Guild. For more information, visit foundersbrewing.com or follow Founders on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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  2. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,555) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Get into my BELLY!
     
  3. NextBestThing

    NextBestThing Initiate (198) Apr 5, 2008 New York

    Coffeeist beer ever!
     
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  4. Mark-Leggett

    Mark-Leggett Savant (914) Jul 30, 2014 Missouri
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    This sounds great!!
     
  5. SouthernSips

    SouthernSips Initiate (180) Aug 7, 2018 Mississippi
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    Was that entire previous thread deleted and replaced by this three post one?? I can't find it, or my post in it, or the post on here asking to merge them.

    If so, that's a shame...
     
  6. DIM

    DIM Poo-Bah (2,672) Sep 28, 2006 Pennsylvania
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    Yep, that whole thread is gone. Seems heavy-handed. @Jason ?
     
  7. SouthernSips

    SouthernSips Initiate (180) Aug 7, 2018 Mississippi
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    Agreed. If it had only 5-10 posts I would of figured whatever and not said anything but there was a lot of good discussion in there and to delete it in favor of a moderator post where two of the three sections are just general press release filler seems unfortunate.
     
  8. Jason

    Jason Founder (8,138) Aug 23, 1996 Massachusetts
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    Not sure which mod deleted or merged ... I generally don't but let the original poster that its been edited.
     
  9. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (2,605) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    Anyone know what’s up with the racism suit against Founders? I heard that a federal judge allowed it to move forward in April, but I haven’t heard anything about a settlement or court date since then.

    BA Sumatra Brown sounds like a tasty beverage, but I’m gonna pass on Founders until I hear more about the outcome of this case.
     
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  10. SouthernSips

    SouthernSips Initiate (180) Aug 7, 2018 Mississippi
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    I believe in innocent until proven guilty...especially as heated as things are now a days.

    I'm going to absolutely load up on this release, been waiting a long time for it.
     
  11. SouthernSips

    SouthernSips Initiate (180) Aug 7, 2018 Mississippi
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    Thanks for the response, I'm guessing it's gone for good then?
     
  12. thebeers

    thebeers Poo-Bah (2,605) Sep 10, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    “Innocent until proven guilty” is a good principle when it comes to a government sending someone to prison. I’m cool with judgement calls using the evidence at hand for a host of lower-consequence, every-day decisions.
     
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  13. ClarkstonMark

    ClarkstonMark Initiate (74) Feb 21, 2016 Michigan
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    I am gonna take a wild guess and say that the reason it was deleted, not merged, is that the mods wanted their post (w/ the official Founders release text) to be the first post in the thread, and if the threads were merged it would have been stuck somewhere in the 10-30th post range (basically lost in the middle).
    They still didn't need to delete the other thread though imo.
     
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  14. SouthernSips

    SouthernSips Initiate (180) Aug 7, 2018 Mississippi
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    Yeah, I hear you. Just seems like it'll stifle conversation because now instead of making a thread breaking news people might just wait around and hope the mods make something so they don't risk deletion of content.
     
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  15. SouthernSips

    SouthernSips Initiate (180) Aug 7, 2018 Mississippi
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    I did ask my buddy at the distributor about a potential release date and while he said he is currently between Founders reps, the September time frame still seems likely even though some places are reporting mid-August.

    I think there might be confusion with that release date because taproom availability will occur before shipment to distributors.
     
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  16. ClarkstonMark

    ClarkstonMark Initiate (74) Feb 21, 2016 Michigan
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    Just a reminder that this will be available at GR and D taprooms tomorrow
     
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  17. GIJoe33

    GIJoe33 Initiate (148) Jul 20, 2006 Wisconsin
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    If anyone gets an update on the distro date... anxiously awaiting it across the lake!
     
  18. K-jack211

    K-jack211 Initiate (116) Jun 22, 2014 Michigan

    Under $15 for a four-pack. Kudos to Founders on the pricing.
     
  19. SouthernSips

    SouthernSips Initiate (180) Aug 7, 2018 Mississippi
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    Unliked it so I could like it again.
     
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  20. Lesak87

    Lesak87 Initiate (59) Mar 26, 2015 New Jersey

    Just saw a few cases at an account in Chatham so it looks like it will be landing across NJ this week.
     
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