Next week, Founders Brewing Co. will be releasing a brand new beer that incorporates cherries as part of its new Barrel-Aged Series.
The beer is Frootwood, a cherry ale aged in oak barrels that “have held both bourbon and maple syrup.” The ale is based on Founders’ Cerise (6.5 percent ABV) which debuted in 2010 before being discontinued in 2013 due to a “devastating’ cherry crop.
“After a lengthy stint, it emerged a changed beer, blanketed in notes of warm vanilla and earthy sweetness,” reads a post on the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based brewery’s website website. “The wood proves itself the star of this beer, adding depth and taming the tart cherry while the maple imposes a velvety texture that lingers for not a moment too long.”
According to a post on Founders’ website, Frootwood will be packaged in both four-packs of 12-ounce bottles ($14.99) and 750ml bottles ($11.99.) In addition, a post on the brewery’s Facebook page indicates that bottles are expected to be released at the brewery on Jan. 13, and begin shipping to retailers across the brewery’s distribution network immediately after, continuing into February.
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Masterfully crafted, aged to perfection and now rolling down the line. 12oz 4-packs and 750mL bottles of #Frootwood coming soon! More to come on when we'll have on draft and in bottles here at the brewery – stay tuned. More about the beer at the link in our profile. #brewedforus
(Update Jan. 7, 2016) — This post was updated to include details on the release date. It was originally published on Oct. 23, 2016.