Founders to release Panther Cub Nationwide

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  1. drunkenmess

    drunkenmess Savant (951) Mar 27, 2015 Michigan
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    "It started its life in our Grand Rapids taproom at Black Beer Party a few years back, became a highly sought after entry in our Mothership Series and now it’s getting its own national release as part of our Barrel-Aged Series. Say hello once again to…

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    Panther Cub!

    A robust porter, Panther Cub is aged in the finest bourbon barrels available along with a kiss of maple syrup and vanilla extract. The aroma of maple and vanilla combine with a surprisingly deep character to make this rare creature one to gaze upon fondly. Don’t let it fool you, this kitty has claws. 9.2% ABV.

    Panther Cub will be released as in 4-pack 12oz bottles and on draft nationwide starting in early February (no draft in UT)."

    *Courtesy info shared from Founders cadre club email*
     
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  2. wasatchback

    wasatchback Devotee (410) Jan 12, 2014 Tajikistan
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    Vanilla extract? Really?
     
  3. smutty33

    smutty33 Crusader (781) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut
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    Not crazy about more maple either. In a lot of beers these days. Hope they hit this with a good amount of hops.
     
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  4. drunkenmess

    drunkenmess Savant (951) Mar 27, 2015 Michigan
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    Beaver anus :beer:
     
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  5. Ffenski

    Ffenski Devotee (430) Apr 24, 2008 Ohio
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    I will buy this if I see it as it sounds fantastic but I'd like to know what differentiates this porter from the stouts in the Founder's collection (revisiting the stout v. porter discussion). Is this a marketing ploy to rebrand stouts into porters? Will we see KBP in the future? BCBP?
     
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  6. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (8,058) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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  7. Phoodcritic

    Phoodcritic Crusader (740) Jul 3, 2014 Michigan

    It's delicious, like a slightly lighter CBS. The average score here is 4.47 (mine is 4.48).
     
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  8. REVZEB

    REVZEB Poo-Bah (11,142) Mar 28, 2013 Illinois
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    Ditto, founders is consistently great
     
  9. bret27

    bret27 Poo-Bah (1,972) Mar 10, 2009 California
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    Isn’t this the brewery with the racism lawsuits?
     
  10. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (2,456) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    Not wildly excited about the vanilla extract used here but I will buy if see it and give it a shot for sure...
     
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  11. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (499) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio
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    Concern about vanilla extract? Oh boy.

    Its vanilla beans soaked in alcohol. Not artifical flavoring...

    Anyway...

    Looks great, I'll definitely pick some up.
     
  12. ndepriest

    ndepriest Initiate (155) Feb 21, 2012 Georgia
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    Yes, but they should really add whole vanilla beans straight into the barrel because something magical happens when you soak vanilla beans in alcohol.
     
  13. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (499) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio
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    Like make vanilla extract? I mean...
     
  14. ndepriest

    ndepriest Initiate (155) Feb 21, 2012 Georgia
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    Yes. That roughly was the joke.
     
  15. Junior

    Junior Champion (846) May 23, 2015 Michigan
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    It is lighter/thinner than KBS, CBS and their Imperial Stout. I was gifted one last year. It was delicious.
     
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  16. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (2,456) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    You missed my point on this...i was actually referring to vanilla being in the beer period...lots of folks like it but I don't like something about it in beer....
     
  17. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Initiate (0) Jul 4, 2013 Antarctica

    The correct answer is to see the fork in the road and take it: call them all stout porters.
     
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  18. scud

    scud Initiate (85) Sep 22, 2010 Indiana
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    Yes
     
  19. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (3,237) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    Anyone know when this will be released? Did I miss that somewhere?
     
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  20. NextBestThing

    NextBestThing Initiate (166) Apr 5, 2008 New York

    Looks spectacular, love the emphasis on bottling and nationally releasing maple-forward dark beers regardless of how they're labeled.

    Still a tremendously diverse lineup.

    Brewery is a treasure.
     
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  21. Phoodcritic

    Phoodcritic Crusader (740) Jul 3, 2014 Michigan

    Panther Cub will be released as in 4-pack 12oz bottles and on draft nationwide starting in early February (no draft in UT)."
     
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  22. 4DAloveofSTOUT

    4DAloveofSTOUT Poo-Bah (3,237) Nov 28, 2008 Illinois
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    looks like I can’t read!
     
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  23. eagles22

    eagles22 Devotee (442) Sep 7, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Any info on this?
     
  24. Junior

    Junior Champion (846) May 23, 2015 Michigan
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    A lawsuit brought by a former employee was settled months ago. Founders didn’t handle it well.
     
  25. Steve_Studnuts

    Steve_Studnuts Defender (661) Apr 21, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Beaver... anus?
     
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  26. ClarkstonMark

    ClarkstonMark Initiate (103) Feb 21, 2016 Michigan
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    latest info is March now ....

    It's brand calendar week and we're starting it off with a bang - get ready for the return of the mighty Panther Cub!
    This robust barrel-aged Porter (with hints of maple and vanilla) saw its humble beginnings as a fan-favorite in our taprooms when it was released as part of our Mothership Series. Now, we're making it available nationwide as part of our 2021 Barrel-Aged Series lineup!
    Find Panther Cub lurking on the shelves as early as March 2021. Stay tuned all week for more announcements from our 2021 brand calendar! https://bit.ly/BrandCal2021
     
  27. NextBestThing

    NextBestThing Initiate (166) Apr 5, 2008 New York

    Something to look forward to.
     
  28. CBlack85

    CBlack85 Savant (915) Jul 12, 2009 South Carolina
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    I am apprehensively interested in trying this. I am not a big fan of Maple Syrup in beers, when used with a delicate touch it can be great, but too often it ends up being an overly sweet syrupy mess.
     
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  29. Abe-Froman

    Abe-Froman Initiate (11) Oct 22, 2015 Minnesota

    And currently has 5 threads on the first page of "Beer News & Releases".
     
  30. bret27

    bret27 Poo-Bah (1,972) Mar 10, 2009 California
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    Lol. It just seemed a little ballzy for them of all breweries to make a black panther beer.
    1. Maybe I’m the only one who noticed?
    2. Maybe they fixed their racism problems
    3. Maybe everyone moved on and forgave and forgot.
    Don’t really want to have a discussion about this, just found it kind of funny.
     
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  31. WCKDVBZ

    WCKDVBZ Meyvn (1,409) May 9, 2014 South Carolina

    This is not the first time it's being released. It was first released in 2013 and then in 2018, under their Mothership Series.
     
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  32. drunkenmess

    drunkenmess Savant (951) Mar 27, 2015 Michigan
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  33. Steve_Studnuts

    Steve_Studnuts Defender (661) Apr 21, 2015 Pennsylvania

  34. Alefflicted

    Alefflicted Initiate (98) Dec 2, 2017 Minnesota

    I'll give it a try when it comes in.
     
  35. Rocktire

    Rocktire Disciple (312) Jan 15, 2017 New York
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    Just showed up in NJ...Bottle King, Ramsey for those in the area...delicious...would/will purchase again.
     
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  36. Junior

    Junior Champion (846) May 23, 2015 Michigan
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    Agree. This is great. A little on the sweet side, but delicious.
     
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  37. eagles22

    eagles22 Devotee (442) Sep 7, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    It hit PA also . I grabbed a 4pack last night at shangys.
     
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  38. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,483) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    Wow, my Meijer store had it this morning while I was grocery shopping ($14 per 4-pack), and they never get anything good! Maybe that's an indication that there's plenty of this to go around. I'm looking forward to having one tonight.
     
  39. Providence

    Providence Crusader (794) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island
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    I can't wait for the day when I look at a beer label and it reads, "Porter w/ nothing else in it."
     
  40. jonphisher

    jonphisher Meyvn (1,225) Aug 9, 2015 New Jersey
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    I know you know but still a lot of good ones still around, black butte my personal favorite. Locally for us we have a place called spellbound that makes a really good one. Heck Founders still makes “porter” too.
     
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