Founders Brewing Releases 2018 Availability Calendar

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Founders has unveiled their 2018 availability calendar, which includes a full list of beers that are set to release in the new year. The list includes year-round beer announcements, seasonal and limited series returns and the return of Founders Barrel-Aged Series. Founders will keep select beers confidential until their release, including four new releases in the Barrel-Aged Series.

First announced with members of Cadre, Founders 2018 calendar includes the newly added year-round availability of Breakfast Stout and Backwoods Bastard. Breakfast Stout will continue its availability through the new year, while Backwoods Bastard will make its timeless debut in the next few months.

In May 2018, Founders imperial IPA Double Trouble will make its return by popular demand. Green Zebra also will make its return at that time. The gose-style ale, brewed with watermelon and sea salt, was named one of VinePair’s 50 best beers of 2017.

As an added treat for Founders fans, All Day IPA, Rubaeus and all of Founders seasonal beers, including Mosaic Promise, Azacca IPA and PC Pils will be available in 6-pack cans.

Founders will say farewell to some favorites, including Imperial Stout, Curmudgeon and reDANKulous.

Founders will launch the “Mothership Series,” a brand-new taproom carryout. These beers will range from classics such as the inaugural release Red’s Rye IPA, to experimental new styles. The series will only be available for carryout in 6-pack bottles at Founders Grand Rapids and Detroit taproom locations. The full 2018 availability calendar is available here. For more information regarding the 2018 availability calendar, please reach out to Jena Dean,

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 20 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 proud member of the Michigan Brewers Guild. For more information, visit or follow Founders on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

About the Barrel-Aged Series

Crafting legendary barrel-aged beers is an exercise in patience. We start by brewing complex, world-class beer worthy of time in a barrel. Then, our experience and years spent mastering our craft means we know exactly when it’s been aged to perfection. After one sip, you’ll know – it was worth the wait.

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