Founders Brewing to Release Mothership Series #6 Cerise Tart Cherry Ale

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Founders Brewing Co. has announced Cerise as the next release in the Mothership Series. There are a few things that are quintessentially “Michigan” and many would argue that cherries top that list. Last released in 2012, Cerise (5.7 percent ABV) is a tart cherry ale. We brewed Cerise as a celebration of our home state’s official fruit, showcasing what Northern Michigan does best. Ruby red in color and brewed with 100 percent tart, Michigan cherries, Cerise is as close you will get to tasting the real thing without picking it off the tree.

“In my opinion, the beauty and tranquility of the rolling cherry orchards in Northern Michigan are about as perfect as it gets,” said co-founder and CEO Dave Engbers. “We’re so pleased to announce the return of Cerise, a beer brewed with cherries grown by our neighboring farmers. Last released in bottles back in 2012, this is a long time coming and a fantastic nod to our state’s most well-known fruit.”

The taproom Mothership Series is an ultra-limited, brew team favorite beer series only available at the Founders Grand Rapids and Detroit taprooms. Whether it is an old standby brought out of retirement or an experimental new style, it is sure to go quickly. The previous Mothership beers have included: Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout, Panther Cub, MF Donkey Stout, Sleeper Cell and Red’s Rye IPA.

Cerise will be released in 6-pack bottles and on draft from both taproom locations beginning on April 19. Cerise will have a retail price of $10.00/6-pack.

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. A proud sponsor of chasing the American dream, Founders launched the Chase Your What If campaign in January 2019 to inspire all beer fans to live life to its fullest. 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.