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Founders Next Backstage Release in April

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by imfrommichigan, Jan 11, 2013.

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  1. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Advocate (605) Wisconsin Apr 16, 2012 Verified

    Still blacked out on the website . . . any one got word yet what this will be?
  2. Benny3000

    Benny3000 Savant (385) Michigan Apr 4, 2012

    Double barrel aged CBS. Aging in caves 9,000 feet underground.
  3. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (360) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    Did they have to buy a new cave for that?
  4. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Savant (290) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Good word supposedly is hamd of doom. Which makes sense... ipa in spring
  5. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    All Day IPA, Dry-Hopped Pale Ale, Centennial IPA, Devil Dancer...I enjoy them all, but I'd rather see something less explored come from Founder's in their "limited run" Backstage series.
    Wolfpack2005, JohnB87 and founder26 like this.
  6. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Savant (360) Michigan Mar 14, 2011

    Like a barrel-aged Barleywine?
  7. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    NO JOHN! More creative! Maybe a 1/3 bourbon barrel aged, 1/3 maple bourbon barrel aged and 1/3 fresh! Mind...blown, I gaurentee that beer won't sit on the shelves thru out Michigan 4 months past it's release, NO...frickin...WAY!
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  8. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (565) Michigan Dec 16, 2011 Verified

  9. mark14580

    mark14580 Initiate (0) New York Jan 15, 2011

    Call me crazy but that's me think it's not hand of doom. I'm going out on a limb and saying black biscuit.
    JohnB87 likes this.
  10. GRDave

    GRDave Aficionado (240) Michigan Oct 7, 2011 Verified

    Sounds like they'll bottle it when it's ready, deadline be damned. Also indirectly confirming that it's barrel-aged. Maybe they rushed Bolt Cutter to meet the deadline of the 15th anniversary and they want to hit the home run this time.
  11. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (580) Michigan Jun 30, 2009 Verified

  12. antlerwrestler19

    antlerwrestler19 Savant (405) Nebraska Nov 24, 2010 Verified

    Just scrolled through my Facebook in search of beer news and saw this! You beat me to it! I bet it will taste more like a hopped up, lighter bodied barleywine. One of our local brewpubs recently released a Woodfors Reserved BA IPA and I describe it as a "baby barleywine" - absolutely interesting yet delicious. I'm sure this won't disappoint. ISO
  13. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

  14. kawilliams81

    kawilliams81 Advocate (640) Illinois Feb 27, 2009 Verified

    Kind of glad this Backstage is what it is. Don't have to worry about dropping $20+ now on it.
    ICCULIS likes this.
  15. Roudy1

    Roudy1 Savant (360) Iowa Sep 29, 2012 Verified

    How will these age if say, you wanted to sit one down for 6 months to a year? Is it going to turn into a barleywine basically?
  16. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (565) Michigan Dec 16, 2011 Verified

    Released through a ticketing system again the week of April 14th, but no word on when the tickets will go on sale yet, unless I missed that part in the post.
  17. I'm not hunting this one down. I've written off the BA DIPA style.
  18. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (565) Michigan Dec 16, 2011 Verified

    For what it's worth, Founders commented on their Facebook post that they recommend drinking this as fresh as you can get it. I'm sure it'd be an interesting experiment to see how it ages.
  19. This sounds gross.
  20. After it's been aged for four months? I'm really curious about it, but I def don't plan on spending alot of money on it (which likely means I won't be getting any).
  21. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (565) Michigan Dec 16, 2011 Verified

    I'm pretty sure (on one of the ten different threads on this) it was mentioned that they dry hopped it after the barrel aging so that it doesn't lose any of the hop profile.
  22. Drucifer

    Drucifer Advocate (555) Illinois Apr 16, 2012 Verified

    I'm very excited for this beer. Not only does it sound good, but there is no excuse for it to land in my cellar and take up more space!
  23. TheMonk41

    TheMonk41 Savant (250) Michigan Dec 9, 2011 Verified

    /slap ... Make it easy on everyone!

    We plan to introduce Doom, a bourbon-barrel-aged Imperial IPA, this April to mark the sixth installment in our Backstage Series. Like all Backstage Series beers, Doom will be sold in 750mL bottles. It has a suggested retail price of $12.99 per bottle.
    Doom is unleashed when our award-winning specialty Imperial IPA, Double Trouble, is aged in bourbon barrels for four months to create a distinct flavor experience. So, while Double Trouble is brewed to turn your world upside down, Doom is brewed to tear it apart: pungent hops conspire with boozy bourbon notes to send your senses spinning.
    Known as “Hand of Doom” when originally brewed for our taproom, this 10% ABV beer is a unique addition to our barrel-aged repertoire, which has mostly consisted of malt-forward beers such as Backwoods Bastard and Kentucky Breakfast Stout.
    “Doom is one of those beers that we’ve talked about releasing ever since we started the Backstage Series,” says Co-Founder and Vice President of Brand & Education Dave Engbers. “It’s hop heavy. It’s barrel-aged. It’s unapologetic. It’s the definition of a Founders beer.”
    Doom will be released in limited quantities across our distribution footprint beginning on Monday, April 22. On-site, Doom will be a pre-ticketed, six-day release, running from Sunday, April 14 (DAY #1), through Friday, April 19 (DAY #6). Tickets will go on-sale via brownpapertickets.com on Saturday, March 9, at 11:00AM. There will be a limit of one ticket per person, with each ticket valid for the purchase of TWO bottles of Doom (at $13 each), only on the specific release date listed on the ticket.
    We expect to release two more Backstage Series beers in 2013.
    Also, here is our updated availability calendar, with Doom plugged into its April release window:
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  24. Sorry. I will not pay $20 for a IPA. I think this is a filler beer just to buy time on some more good beers that are not ready to be released.
  25. Corbet

    Corbet Savant (405) Michigan Nov 7, 2010 Verified

    What IPA is $20?
  26. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Champion (865) Minnesota Dec 7, 2007 Verified

    It has a suggested retail price of $12.99 per bottle.
  27. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poobah (1,440) California Mar 18, 2010 Verified

  28. BoleroSnort

    BoleroSnort Aficionado (125) New Jersey Jan 3, 2013 Verified

    So the BC isn't worth holding on to?

    Somehow I doubt I'll see Doom as I always miss out on the Founder's limited release stuff
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