Founders 2018 Barrel Aged Series in Review

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, hopefully you can get a break from the family and watch something you’re interested in – like videos about beer!  Know anyone in your family who likes beer too?  Watch this with them.  This is my end of year retrospective on Founders 2018 Barrel Aged Series. I cover the six beers of Founders Barrel-Aged series and pick my favorites and least favorites. The six beers in this series are Founders KBS, Founders Backwoods Bastard, Founders Dank Wood, Founders Barrel Runner, Founders Curmudgeon’s Better Half and Founders CBS.

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Founders CBS – Canadian Breakfast Stout 2018

CBS (or Canadian Breakfast Stout as it’s sometimes known) from Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids Michigan is Founders final release of their “Barrel-Aged” series for 2018. CBS is aged in Maple Bourbon Barrels, which like it’s close cousin KBS, both stem from the base beer of Founders Breakfast Stout. CBS is preceded by 5 other barrel aged series beers, including KBS, Dank Wood, Barrel Runner, Curmudgeon’s Better Half and Backwoods Bastard. These beers all top over 11%, and they pack a wallop. Founders is known for this barrel aged series and CBS is the culmination of a lot of suspense and hype being built up around these secretive releases. But wot do I think? Watch to see!

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Founder’s Brewing – Curmudgeon’s Better Half 2018

Well friends, Founders 5th release in their 2018 Barrel Aged Series is upon us, and this time it’s an old friend – Curmudgeons Better Half – the maple barrel aged version of their traditional Old Ale, Curmudgeon. where does it fall in the order of best to worst? Is it better than KBS or Backwoods Bastard?! Watch and find out!

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Founders Brewing – Barrel Runner Rum Barrel Aged Mosaic IPA

Barrel Runner is the 4th of Founder’s Barrel Aged series of beers in 2018, and this time it’s not a stout (KBS), a scotch ale (Backwoods Bastard), or a Red IPA (Dank Wood), but it is another IPA – and it’s not bourbon barrel aged either.  This time they went all out with a mosaic hopped IPA aged in rum barrels to give it a bit of a tropical, spiced taste.  Will Barrel Runner make you want to hide your treasure?  Is the eye patch included with the 4 pack or bomber?  Watch and see!

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Founders Brewing Company – Backwoods Bastard 2018 Review

It was only about a week and a half ago that Founders released KBS nationwide, and we’ve already got the second release of their Barrel Aged Series – Backwoods Bastard. While this time around, Backwoods Bastard is a year round release rather than a limited edition, how does it stack up against it’s 2017 counterpart that was released only about 6 months prior? Well if that’s actually a question that’s been keeping you up at night, you’re in luck! I’m not only reviewing 2018’s Backwoods Bastard, but I’m conducting a vertical tasting up against the 2017 variety!

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