This summer, one of Founders Brewing Co.’s sour cherry ales is being added to its newest series.
That beer is Cerise, a 5.7 percent ABV sour ale brewed with “100 percent tart” Michigan cherries. As the name suggests, the new beer is the same as a beer which debuted in 2010 before being discontinued in 2013 due to a “devastating’ cherry crop; the ale then returned last year as part of Founders’ Mothership Series.
The newest incarnation of Cerise will be the second release in Founders’ brand new ‘Brewed for MI’ Series, which will include three different Michigan-exclusive releases throughout the year, each of which will aim “to raise awareness for Michigan-based non-profits through the brewery’s corporate giving platform, the Big Pitcher.” This release will raise awareness for Fair and Equal Michigan, “a growing coalition of grassroots citizens, LGBTQ groups, business, political and philanthropic leaders that have joined together to help prohibit discrimination against the LGBTQ community.”
The first beer in the series was Red’s Rye IPA, a 6.6 percent ABV IPA brewed with imported Belgian caramel malts and dry-hopped with Amarillo hops that was released last month.
According to Founders, Cerise 2020 will be packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce cans that are scheduled to be released exclusively in the state of Michigan in June.