Founders Brewing Co. Launches Bottle Shop Series with Return of Nemesis Barleywine-Style Ale

The Barleywine-Style Ale Will be Available Nationwide April 1

 GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Founders Brewing Co. has announced a new Bottle Shop Series with the return of Nemesis. The barleywine-style ale is brewed with roasted malts and no shortage of hops for a pleasantly bitter, booming flavor. With an ABV of 11.2%, Nemesis pours with a slight and subtle mahogany hue and a multitude of flavors that melt on your tongue – this is one Nemesis you’ll feel good about keeping around.

“This is a beer we first brewed back in 2010 – it was Nemesis with the blue label.  Extreme beers were all the rage and I was really just looking to create something that I hadn’t seen done before,” said Founders Brewmaster, Jeremy Kosmicki. “For this one, I was targeting sort of a hybrid between a Barleywine and an Imperial Stout – less roasted malt than you’d expect in a stout but just enough to turn the color dark and add another layer of complexity to an already deep disposition of flavors. I thought it would be a fun way to kick off the Bottle Shop Series – with a blast from the past and a tribute to everyone who helped launch the era of extreme beer!”

The Bottle Shop Series is a tribute to the folks who supported ragtag brewers across the country when craft beer was in its infancy. When beer enthusiasts sought out innovation through big flavor, in-your-face complexity and revered quality above all else. This series is for them: the distinguished beer connoisseur still seeking the revolution that energized the industry we know today – that settles for nothing less than the very best.

Nemesis is now available in both the Grand Rapids and Detroit taprooms and will be available nationwide in 4-packs of 12 oz. bottles beginning April 1. Pricing in the Founders taprooms will be $15/4-pack; prices will vary by market.

About Founders Brewing Co.

Established in 1997 by two craft beer enthusiasts—Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens—with day jobs and a dream, Founders Brewing Co. brews complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics and tons of flavor. Founders ranks among the top 10 largest craft breweries in the U.S. and is one of the fastest growing. The brewery has received numerous awards from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival and RateBeer and BeerAdvocate users often rate its beers among the best in the world. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, Founders is a member of the Michigan Brewers Guild. For more information, visit or follow Founders on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.