The new year will bring some major changes from Founders Brewing Co., which has announced some of its plans for 2016.
First, Rübæus will be transitioning from a seasonal offering to a year-round option starting in January.
The 5.7 percent ABV raspberry ale was originally introduced in 2005 only to be discontinued in 2008 in favor of Cerise, which uses more economical—and easier to acquire—fruit. The beer was then resurrected in 2013 as a seasonal release available from April-September.
Secondly, there are some changes to the brewery’s seasonal offerings, namely Azacca IPA (7 percent ABV) is taking the place of Black Rye (7.5 percent ABV) available from January-March, while Mosaic Promise IPA (5.5 percent ABV) joins the seasonal lineup and will be available from April-September.
Additionally, the recently released reDANKUlous imperial red IPA (9.5 percent ABV) will move from the Backstage Series to Founder’s specialty series and will be available from July-August in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles.
Finally, the brewery will be offering three year-round selections in its Nitro Draft Series: Nitro Pale Ale (5.4 percent ABV), Nitro Oatmeal Stout (4.5 percent ABV) and Nitro Rübæus (5.7 percent ABV.)
Also included in the plans are a a new seasonal release as well as a new specialty beer, both of which will be announced at a later date.