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!
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!
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!
KBS is the first in Founder’s Barrel aged series of 2018. We know the next release will be Backwoods Bastard, which will become year-round after it’s release, but the rest of the Barrel Aged Series are unknowns. I picked this up, today – March 6th, so this review is from a bottle that’s as fresh as possible. KBS week started on March 5th, and will be rolling out after a limited taproom release so look for it soon!
Founders CBS was the most anticipated beer from the Grand Rapids Michigan Brewery. As the 6th and final beer of their “Barrel Aged” series, they had hop-heads and malt mavens anxiously awaiting it’s December 1st release. Well friends, that day has finally come and I was finally able to get my hands on it to bring it to you. I usually avoid buying tickets for beer releases because it’s usually not that much of an issue to buy beers like this if you know where to look. In the case of CBS, this seems like it’s more readily available outside of Founders home state of Michigan, which really leaves me scratching my head. Has Founders forgotten about it’s hometown fans, or have distributors just taken the beer where they’re sure it will sell? That’s not a question I can answer unfortunately – but what I can do is bring you my unbiased review.
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ackwoods Bastard is Founders 5th in their 2017 barrel aged series lineup – following Frootwood, KBS, Doom and DKML. Backwoods Bastard is a BBA Scotch Ale, which follow’s Founders trends of releasing a different style for each of the beers in their barrel aged series.
While Backwoods Bastard is the fifth in their bourbon barrel aged series, an unnamed beer is slated to release in December – many speculate this may be CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout), but that is unconfirmed by Founders so far, and hasn’t been released since 2014.
Check out the review below!
Today, I’m checking out Founders 4th in their 2017 barrel aged series lineup – DKML. I compare it to the Old Nation and Dark Horse Collaboration “The German Hobo”, which is another Michigan Malt Liquor in the same vein as DKML – the difference is that DKML is Bourbon Barrel Aged, giving it a heavier alcohol taste.
While DKML is the fourth in their bourbon barrel aged series, Backwoods Bastard is slated to release in November and another to be announced beer will be released in December.
Watch to see the first step in my attempt to bend the laws of physics with DKML.