Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., announced that KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge will be the second variant to come from the brewery’s KBS brand.
Founders pays tribute to the tradition of old-fashioned fudge making with this new Barrel-Age release. By amplifying the rich chocolate notes of KBS using Mackinac Fudge coffee, then adding maple syrup and aging it in oak bourbon barrels, Founders created a new take on the craft brewer’s barrel-aged classic, it says.
“We’ve been enjoying beers brewed with the Mackinac Fudge coffee in our taproom for years, and now we’re finally bringing that treatment to KBS,” said Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki, in a statement. “It takes the chocolate flavor traditionally found in KBS to a whole new level. Add in a hint of maple syrup and now you have an elegant, yet explosive new flavor experience.”
With an 11 percent alcohol by volume, KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge will be available in four-packs of 12-ounce bottles and on draft in the taprooms beginning Oct. 8. Retail pricing from the taproom will be $24 for a four-pack. Pricing outside of the taprooms will vary by market.
The new brew will ship out to the brewery’s entire distribution network in early October; however, KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge will not be available in Mississippi.
KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge will close out the brewery’s 2020 Barrel-Aged Series. Previous releases have included KBS Espresso, Backwoods Bastard, KBS, Más Agave, Más Agave Grapefruit and Underground Mountain Brown.