Welcome to another edition of the Beer of the Week!
As always, the Beer of the Week is originally presented on the Arrowhead Pride Tailgate on 610 Sports Radio as part of my Defense and Beer of the Week segment.
With the Chiefs suiting up against the Bengals this week, I went looking for something in the Great Lakes area for this week’s offering, and I settled on one of my very favorite everyday stouts. This week’s Beer of the Week is none other than Founders Brewing Co Breakfast Stout!
Happy #NationalCoffeeDay! Time for a beer.— Founders Brewing Co. (@foundersbrewing) September 29, 2018
We’re celebrating all of our coffee beers from Breakfast Stout to Sumatra Mountain Brown. Our local roasters, @FerrisCoffee keep us supplied with the best coffee so we can make sure we’re brewing the best beer. pic.twitter.com/J6VkfW4eRr
Do you like coffee and 8.3% stouts? Then this is your beer. Officially listed as a “double chocolate coffee oatmeal stout,” this beer is chock-full of bold flavors. A surprisingly smooth stout, the oats, chocolate and coffee all blend together to create a perfect experience that’s truly a breakfast in a bottle. They also like to mix it up and make variations on the beer in KBS (a 12.3% bourbon barrel aged version) and the granddaddy of them all — CBS (an 11.6% maple-syrup bourbon barrel aged coffee stout). The OG Breakfast Stout is still pretty damn good, winning a silver medal in the “Coffee Stout” category at this September’s Great American Beer Festival.
Founders Brewing Co (started in 1996) is actually Canal Street Brewing Company, but their beer labels have always worn the moniker of “Founders,” so when people started calling them by that name, the two founders of the brewery embraced it and the company became known as “Founders Brewing Co.” They are located in Grand Rapids, MI, have a taproom in Detroit, and they distribute their fine beers to 47 states.
So if you can, make sure to swing by your local liquor store and scoop up some Founders Brewing Co Breakfast Stout this weekend!
Check back here this time next week for the new Beer of the Week!