Dissenter Imperial IPL Is Our Summer Backstage Series Release

dissenter_bottle_webWe plan to introduce Dissenter, an Imperial India Pale Lager (IPL) brewed with a wide variety of tropical, citrus-forward hops, this August to mark the tenth installment in our Backstage Series. Like all of our Backstage Series beers, Dissenter will be sold in 750mL bottles, with a suggested retail price of $11.99 per bottle.

Dissenter is the first lager we’ve brewed since Noble Lager, a beer that hasn’t been in our production cycle for twelve years. Dissenter is our argument in favor of the potential for complex lagers, clocking in at 8.7% ABV and 70 IBUs.

This beer is a departure from our other releases for a couple of reasons: All of the beers in our standard lineup are ales, which are fermented at warm temperatures, whereas lagers are fermented cold. Plus, Dissenter uses a different kind of yeast from other Founders beers. Test batches of the Imperial IPL were brewed using our pilot system and have been on tap in our taproom off and on throughout the past few months. The longer brewing process used for lagers gives this beer an exceptionally clean finish, allowing the clear beauty of the hops to shine.

“With Dissenter, we’re releasing yet another Backstage Series beer that doesn’t fit within standard beer style guidelines,” said Co-Founder and Vice President of Brand & Education Dave Engbers. “And that’s the point. It’s a celebration of the creativity of our brewing team, and we’re looking forward to sharing it with the growing circle of beer enthusiasts.

Dissenter will be released in limited quantities across our distribution footprint beginning on Friday, August 1, and will be available at our taproom that same week. Look for one more Backstage Series releases from us in 2014.

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7 Comments on “Dissenter Imperial IPL Is Our Summer Backstage Series Release”
  1. What do you have in Hard Cider?

    • Sarah

      We do not produce hard ciders, and we don’t carry them in our taproom either. It’s just beer for us. (And pop and water and lemonade and iced tea in the taproom.)

  2. Shanon

    Will this make its way to Texas?

    • Sarah

      That’s the plan!

  3. Mark Riggs

    Looking forward to it!

  4. Frank Butt

    I am in Baltimore. Please tell me I can find your all day ipa nearby even if you have to lie. I had some in Key West and flipped. Easiest ipa I ever drank . Cheers. I am tempted to schedule a road trip your way just to meet your brewers.

    • Sarah

      We aren’t going to lie to you. We don’t have distribution in Maryland yet, though we’ve been working on it for some time, so stay tuned for when that changes. In the meantime, you can find All Day IPA and the rest of our beers in Washington, DC. Check out our mobile app, which will help you locate some as close to you as possible (and will hopefully be functioning for Maryland soon). Of course, you’re always welcome to come visit us. If you’re free on June 21, you should come to Founders Fest. It’s our biggest party of the year, and a couple of our brewers perform cover songs in our brewery band, the FBC All-Stars. It’s always a great time. Cheers, Frank!

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