Founders Brewing Co.
When it was announced in 2010, Founders Brewing Co.'s Nemesis was one of the first of many limited edition series of beers that would follow from various breweries, some of which have been extremely popular. However, while it was originally intended to be a yearly release, there have only been two different beers with the Nemesis moniker: the Nemesis 2009—which was actually released in 2010—and the Nemesis 2010, which was also released in 2010.
Originally introduced in 2005, Founders Brewing Co. Rübæus Raspberry Ale is made by adding fresh raspberries at five separate stages in the brewing process. While the resulting brew is tart and sweet with fruit flavors, it is also quite expensive to produce, and the blend was discontinued in 2008 in favor of Cerise, which uses more economical — and easier to acquire — cherries.
Founders Brewing Co. is no stranger to making great beers - the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based brewery was founded in 1997 by Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers. They are well-known for Breakfast Stout and Kentucky Breakfast Stout, the latter of which only comes out once a year. Sweet Repute is part of the company's Backstage Series, which is a group of beers that are sporadically brewed throughout the year and generally start out solely as tap room and experimental beers. Sweet Repute’s only release was in December 2013.