This December, fans of Founders Brewing Co.’s newest series of releases will be getting an early Christmas present.
Mothership Series #4: Panther Cub is a porter aged in a combination of BLIS maple syrup bourbon barrels and regular bourbon barrels for “over two years” and conditioned on whole vanilla beans “just for fun.” The porter debuted as a draft-only option in 2013, but this is the first time it has been packaged.
The Mothership Series #4: Panther Cub will be the third addition in Founders Mothership Series, which consists of releases that have been “brought out of retirement” or “experimental new styles” and will be available for carryout exclusively at the brewery’s taprooms in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles:
- Mothership Series #1: Red Rye IPA (6.6 percent ABV) — February 2018 — IPA brewed with imported Belgian caramel malts and dry-hopped with Amarillo hops
- Mothership Series #2: Sleeper Cell (10.8 percent ABV) — April 2018 — Double IPA brewed with “an intense dose” of five different hop varieties
- Mothership Series #3: MF Donkey Stout (6.4 percent ABV) — September 2018 — Stout brewed with Mackinac Fudge coffee sourced from Ferris Coffee & Nut
- Mothership Series #4: Panther Cub — December 2018 — Porter aged in a combination of BLIS maple syrup bourbon barrels and regular bourbon barrels for “over two years” with whole vanilla beans
According to a post on Founders’ website, Mothership Series #4: Panther Cub will be packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce bottles ($14.99) and is scheduled to be released exclusively at both of the brewery’s taprooms in Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan on Dec. 1.