Founders Brewing Co.’s newest Backstage Series release will be on shelves by the end of the month.
The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based brewery will be releasing Project PAM, a black IPA brewed with a “cornucopia of hops” including chinook, nugget, centennial, Amarillo, El Dorado and mosaic, as well as crystal and midnight wheat malts before being aged in “Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrels.”
“Project PAM refers to the code name we used in the cellar,” said Jason Heystek, the head of Founder’s barrel-aging program, in a press release. “As with a lot of our barrel-aged beers, each one gets a code name to keep things fun and maintain some mystery. With Project PAM, the maple-bourbon barrels provide sweetness to keep the hop bitterness in check, but also impart the flavor complexity of an oak bourbon barrel.”
The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based brewery’s Backstage Series consists of “boundary-pushing, experimental beers” that (are) meant to “take the diehard Founders fan experience to a wider audience.” The new black IPA is the third and final Backstage release in 2015 following Blushing Monk (9.2 percent ABV) in March and reDankulous (9.5 percent ABV) in August.
According to the press release, Project PAM will be packaged in 750ml bottles ($14.99) and will be released at Founder’s on Nov. 20 before being sent to the brewery’s entire distribution footprint in “late November.”
Update (Nov. 5, 2015) — This post was updated to include details on the release date, price and additional brewing details. It was originally published on Sept. 13, 2015.