What we’ve got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Makes your taste buds squeal with delight.
Q: How long will it last after the release?
A: We believe demand will exceed supply and there will be nothing left after we open boxes and start handing out beer.
Q: How many bottles can I buy?
A: CBS is a 750ml bottle (unlike KBS which is a 12oz 4pk) and the limit is one (1) 750ml bottle per person who is aged 21+ years and can provide identification.
Q: How can I get more than one bottle?
A: Bring as many friends, husbands, wives, etc. that are over 21! You can pay for all the bottles at the same time if that is best for you. During the release, we will be handing out one (1) bottle to each person in line while they last.
Q: What does it cost?
A: $22.99 / 750ml bottle
Q: Can you message me when the truck arrives?
A: We cannot message, call, or email anyone – we’ll be too busy trying to get beer out for all of the people waiting for it 🙂
Q: How can I get more information?
A: We hopefully covered known and unknown release times, limit, pricing, special favors, how long it will last, etc… please refer to questions above and if we didn’t cover something you think we should have, email us so we can respond and also add your question to our Q&A list to help other beer seekers!
CBS was born when we stumbled upon some bourbon barrels that had previously housed maple syrup. We opted to put the same base beer as KBS, an imperialized version of Breakfast Stout, in the maple barrels and, after one taste, we knew we had something special. Rich maple syrup, roasted coffee and velvety chocolate meld together in what can only be described as a transcendental drinking experience.
This one is near and dear to our hearts. Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki wanted to make the birthday of his little sister, Liz, a special one. So he did what he does best and brewed a stout using a few of her favorite ingredients: fresh Michigan blueberries, rich chocolate and vanilla aged in bourbon barrels to round out those beautiful flavors. Liz was floored and we think you will be too.
We are in the midst of pulling something delicious out of bourbon barrels… something dark, chocolatey, blueberry-y and vanilla-y…. something we’ve never bottled before and we cannot wait for you to get your lips on this.
Lizard of Koz: our second and final Backstage Series beer of 2016, is coming at ya starting in November.
This one is near and dear to our hearts. Our Brewmaster, Jeremy Kosmicki, wanted to make the birthday of his little sister, Liz, a special one. So he did what he does best and brewed a stout using a few of her favorite ingredients: fresh Michigan blueberries, rich chocolate and vanilla – aged in bourbon barrels to round out those beautiful flavors. Liz was floored and we think you will be too.
Lizard of Koz was such a huge hit when it debuted on our taproom draft list for Black Party back in 2015 that we knew we had to bring it back somehow, someway (the employees alone begged for it). So, we did. Each 750mL bottle of this rich, tart 10.5% ABV stout will be available in limited quantities across our distribution network, which currently includes 39 states, a early as mid-November with all states seeing it by December (we ship it as it is ready).
Our Backstage Series is made up of boundary-pushing, experimental beers. We affectionately call it “the brewers’ playground,” where intent is to take the diehard Founders fan experience to a wider audience—though all of the beers are released in limited batches. Since its introduction in the summer of 2011, our Backstage Series beers have quickly become some of the most sought-after releases in the industry with past hits including Bolt Cutter, CBS, Curmudgeon’s Better Half, Blushing Monk and Doom.
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