Founders Fall Releases

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

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  1. Jaay7

    Jaay7 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2013 Indiana

    founders porter and founders breakfast stout taste a bit to much the same to me

    i mean,there both good beers its just i dont see enough of a taste difference to spend money on a 4 pack of founders breakfast stout when i can get a 6 pack of founders porter,maybe its just me.the only other stout ive ever drank was Guinness
     
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  2. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Crusader (795) Apr 3, 2006 Michigan

    Porter has the bitter roast flavor but not the coffee or chocolate.
     
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  3. BTurc

    BTurc Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2009 Massachusetts

    Dark Penance is pretty stellar...bummed that it is muscling out Reds Rye in the bottling line though.
     
  4. jroberts8811

    jroberts8811 Initiate (0) Jan 19, 2013 Missouri

    let me know if you get stuck. I'll be in GR for work and plan on buying a case at Founders on the 3rd. happy to share.
     
  5. lonewolf371

    lonewolf371 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2014 Michigan

    Southeast Michigan: crap prices and crap distribution times. It's kind of annoying.
     
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  6. Stugotzo

    Stugotzo Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2012 Florida

    There ya have it.
     
  7. Andrew041180

    Andrew041180 Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2013 Massachusetts

    Has anyone seen Founders Harvest in Mass yet?
     
  8. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio

    Still waiting for Ohio too. Should be here any time I would imagine.
     
  9. Bladezone

    Bladezone Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2006 District of Columbia

    Picked up FBS and Dark Penance here in DC. No sign of Hop Harvest yet though.
     
  10. thatfargone

    thatfargone Initiate (0) Sep 18, 2014 Maryland

    Looking for an honest reply...is the Dark Pennance worth picking up a case for $69.99? Or should I pay terrible PA pack prices to try it first? I'm a HUGE black ipa fan.
     
  11. SweetestJO

    SweetestJO Initiate (0) Jun 23, 2014 Georgia

    As far as Black IPAs, its the best I've had. Then again, I'd never buy a case of something I've not tasted. Roasty, bitter. Nice. But thats my take.
     
  12. embass

    embass Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2014 Virginia
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    FBS, Harvest Ale and Dark Pennance is at Total Wine in Newport News, VA
     
  13. Tylervt26

    Tylervt26 Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2014 Colorado

    Harvest Ale is now in the Philly area. Bottled 10/1. Just picked up a case...one of my favorite seasonals!
     
  14. Random_Lizzie

    Random_Lizzie Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2014 Arkansas

    I picked up my BS a few weeks back and was so happy when it came it in! Last year it flew off the shelves before I realized where it went. I just tried the Dark Penace last week and it is very good, not up my alley, but good nonetheless. I am hoping that I find the Harvest and Mosaic on my weekend beer run to MO as I am interested to see how those are. Since my store started carrying Founders, I and most of Central AR, have been a big fan.
     
  15. westlaunboy

    westlaunboy Initiate (190) Mar 31, 2010 Washington
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    It hasn't gotten a ton of love around here, but I really like Mosaic. It's a great, exceptionally clean, sessionable IPA. Also a good post-workout beer for me. And even though the bottles I'm seeing are about 2 months old now, I haven't noticed it falling off at all yet.
     
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  16. mcjeff42

    mcjeff42 Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2014 Michigan

    I think it's one of the best black IPAs that I've ever had.
     
  17. Kadonny

    Kadonny Meyvn (1,374) Sep 5, 2007 Pennsylvania
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    FBS tasting as good as always, I got to get back to buy some more. I saw the Dark Pennance sitting there, I might have to buy some now based on the above comments. No Harvest Ale that I saw yet.
     
  18. mmmbeerNY

    mmmbeerNY Devotee (428) Mar 5, 2014 New York

    Picked up Harvest Ale and Backwoods Bastard last week in NY when it arrived locally

    Harvest Ale is good, but thinking I like the Double Trouble a lot better now and next year will buy more of that when it is fresh as still seeing it on shelves so supply seems to be good too.
     
  19. steebo777

    steebo777 Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    I always pay very fair prices and seem to get every release and I live in SE Mich. Just sayin'
     
  20. A2HB

    A2HB Initiate (0) Oct 30, 2013 Michigan

    Dark Penance is the bees knees.

    Maybe my palette is evolving but this year's Harvest Ale didn't blow me away like it did last year. Still very delicious but it seemed the flavor was different a bit
     
  21. SedateSix

    SedateSix Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2013 North Carolina

    Anyone else impatiently waiting for Backwoods Bastard?
     
  22. Bshaw22

    Bshaw22 Champion (807) Aug 29, 2013 Wisconsin
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    Still have 2 bottles from last year, and I'm really looking forward to doing a 2 year vertical! Really love this beer!
     
  23. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio

    This just showed up in Akron, Ohio today (from what I have seen). Batch bottled on 9/30. $14 a four pack. More expensive than I was expecting (maybe the store, but doubtful).
     
  24. holbrooksj

    holbrooksj Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2014 Georgia

    The breakfast stout ranks #2 on my stout list. 2nd to only Southern Tier Choklate. It's a great stout at any time of day. Cheers mates.
     
  25. zp6167a

    zp6167a Initiate (0) Apr 19, 2011 District of Columbia

    Yes! Very much so. And it probably won't show up in VA until late November.
     
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  26. BT_Bobandy

    BT_Bobandy Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2011 Ohio

    I'm assuming you're talking about Harvest Ale? tx
     
  27. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio

    Yes, Harvest ale. Sorry. Should have specified.
     
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  28. mcjeff42

    mcjeff42 Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2014 Michigan

    Look forward to trying Harvest Ale this evening.
     
  29. Mineo

    Mineo Disciple (363) Jul 7, 2010 New York

    Harvest still really good, but the difference between it being two weeks and four weeks old is pretty massive imho, even when refrigerated. such is the case with a quality wet hopped brew :grinning:
     
  30. Bshaw22

    Bshaw22 Champion (807) Aug 29, 2013 Wisconsin
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    Yeah, that's a real bummer when your city doesn't get it until 3 weeks after its bottle date! Still really good though, yes.
     
  31. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio

    I agree.
     
  32. Soloveitchik

    Soloveitchik Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 New York

    Finally found harvest ale in syracuse. 10.99/4pk. Head to party source if your in the area...will be gone soon.
     
  33. lonewolf371

    lonewolf371 Initiate (0) Apr 27, 2014 Michigan

    I got Breakfast Stout a week or two after other people in this thread and I'm paying about $10-11 a four-pack. People elsewhere can get it for as low as $9, I believe.
     
  34. micromaniac129

    micromaniac129 Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2009 Pennsylvania

    cant wait to try if i can find them
     
  35. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2013 Antarctica

    Dark Penance is good but a lot more brutally bitter than I expected. Huge mouth-coating resin on that one.

    Haven't seen Backwoods Bastard in the DC area yet.
     
  36. BEERschlitz

    BEERschlitz Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2013 Michigan

    It's $14 otd at Founder's, so looks like the price jumped $2/4pack. Still worth grabbing a few 4 packs IMO.
     
  37. msscott1973

    msscott1973 Devotee (428) Dec 28, 2013 North Carolina

    I have managed to get three bottles of Harvest, better than nothing though. I did not like Dark Penance at all, but the deliciousness of Harvest more than made up for it.
     
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  38. a_beckman25

    a_beckman25 Initiate (0) Jan 27, 2013 Michigan

    U just haven't tried enough porters and stouts yet. Keep trying more and eventually u can revisit both and realize damn, there is a big difference. Mouthfeel and huge coffee presence in breakfast stout being the 2 big ones.
     
  39. humuloner22

    humuloner22 Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 North Carolina

    I have got all of them, except the Mosaic Promise, I guess because it didn't come out around here, honestly, it just sounds alright, and is just for the true fanatics of Founder's. As for the rest, they are all spectacular!
     
  40. Jaay7

    Jaay7 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2013 Indiana

    hmm,what are some good high abv porters or stouts then

    i was lookin at stone's russian imperial stout i just havent been to the store yet to get it.plus i dont know,i perfer beers that come in 6 packs and alot of stone's stuff comes in bombers
     
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