The first bottled variant of Founders Brewing Co.’s popular Kentucky Breakfast Stout will be shipping to retailers early next year.
As is the case with Kentucky Breakfast Stout, Espresso KBS will be a 12 percent ABV imperial stout that is brewed with “a massive amount” of both coffee and chocolate before being aged in bourbon barrels for an entire year in caves. According to Founders, the new bottled variant will be aged on additional fresh coffee beans after being removed from barrels to give the coffee flavor “some extra oomph.”
“KBS gets its coffee fix in the very first variant to come from our beloved bourbon barrel-aged stout,” reads a post on Founders’s website. “Yes, KBS may already be brewed with coffee, but it gets some extra oomph when it’s aged on espresso beans after being removed from barrels. The result is a fresh and snappy coffee twist on our classic barrel-aged beer.”
According to Founders, Espresso Kentucky Breakfast Stout will be shipped nationwide alongside the regular Kentucky Breakfast Stout in February 2020 packaged in both four-packs of 12-ounce bottles and 750ml bottles.