We now what the final addition to Founders Brewing Co.’s Barrel-Aged Series will be this year, and it is a beer that fans have seen before.
Underground Mountain Brown is an 11.6 percent ABV imperial brown ale brewed with “earthy” Sumatra coffee before being aged in bourbon barrels for one year. As the name indicates, the base beer is the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based brewery’s Sumatra Brown Ale, a 9 percent ABV imperial brown ale brewed with Sumatra coffee that is available packaged in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles.
In addition, this is the same beer that was previously known as Barrel-Aged Sumatra Mountain Brown, an ale that debuted in 2012.
There will be a total of five beers released under Founders’ Barrel-Aged Series this year:
- Backwoods Bastard 2019 — January
- Kentucky Breakfast Stout 2019 — March
- Más Agave — May
- Underground Mountain Brown Ale — August
- Canadian Breakfast Stout 2019 — November
According to a post on Founders’ website, Underground Mountain Brown Ale will be packaged in both four-packs of 12-ounce bottles and 750ml bottles that are scheduled to be released at both of the brewery’s taprooms beginning on August 16 and will “start shipping out everywhere else that month.”
Update (June 7, 2019) — This post was updated to include release and distribution information. It was originally published on May 24, 2019.