Craft beer enthusiasts, get ready to hunt.
Founders Brewing Co. will release Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS), an imperial coffee chocolate stout aged in maple bourbon barrels, as the final release in the brewery’s 2018 Barrel-Aged Series. CBS will be available in all markets on draft and in bottles beginning Nov. 2, for a suggested retail price of $24.99 per 750-ml. bottle.
This is the second year in a row the brewery has released CBS, which is among the most sought-after releases in the craft beer world.
CBS is the same base beer as Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS), but instead ages in bourbon barrels that had previously housed maple syrup. Flavors include maple syrup, roasted coffee and chocolate.
Fans may notice that CBS’s label is missing an iconic element this year. The Mountie has been removed but the feel of the original label is maintained with an image of a bucking horse against a forested background, the company says. (No word on where the Mountie went, though.)
“We’ve been ramping up our barrel-aged program over the past few years and it’s allowed us to expand our offerings,” says Founders President and Co-Founder, Dave Engbers. “We’re so excited to announce that CBS will be available for the second year in a row. The beer enthusiasts have been very vocal about their love for this beer and we’re happy we can accommodate. It’s what we love to do.”
CBS is the sixth and final release in the brewery’s 2018 Barrel-Aged Series, preceded by KBS, Backwoods Bastard, Dankwood, Barrel Runner and Curmudgeon’s Better Half.