2017 Update: Barrel-Aged Series and Frootwood

Capping off our week of new updates to our 2017 calendar is the biggest announcement of them all: the debut of the Barrel-Aged Series! 


Beginning in 2017, we will be launching a brand new series that celebrates our famed and highly-regarded barrel-aging program which is responsible for highly-rated heavy-hitters like KBS and Backwoods Bastard. Throughout the year, we will be releasing six different masterfully-crafted beers that have all spent the majority of their life in a bourbon barrel. You can definitely expect the return of KBS in April 2017 and Backwoods Bastard in November 2017. You can also expect four additional barrel-aged beers to come.

You’ll have to wait patiently for details on three of those remaining beers but we’re excited to announce the first in the series:


We took a crisp, light-bodied cherry ale and hid it away in oak barrels that have held both bourbon and maple syrup. After a lengthy stint, it emerged a changed beer, blanketed in notes of warm vanilla and earthy sweetness. The wood proves itself the star of this beer, adding depth and taming the tart cherry while the maple imposes a velvety texture that lingers for not a moment too long. Frootwood comes in at 8.0% ABV.


Frootwood will be available in some states as early as January, with remaining states seeing it by February. It will be avaialabile in our taproom beginning January 13 and will have a suggested retail price of $14.99/4-pack and $11.99/750mL bottle. That’s right, you’ll be able to find Frootwood in both 4-packs of 12oz bottles and single 750mL bottles. You asked, we listened!

In fact, the entire Barrel-Aged Series lineup will be available in 750mL bottles and 4-packs of 12oz bottles!

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18 Comments on “2017 Update: Barrel-Aged Series and Frootwood”
  1. Ian

    CBS!!!! Haha

    • Founders Brewing Co.

      Where did you see that? Nice try, buddy…

  2. Michael R McLeod

    Misspelling for 94952 search:

    Jameson’s Roaring Money should be Jameson’s Roaring Donkey.
    Rays Taverb should be Tavern.

  3. Terence Cook

    How do I get a set of the glasses….???

  4. Manny

    Love the 4pks more to go around of the more limited stuff. I’ll put my wish in for something along the lines of an Abyss, Dark Horse and Ten Fidy BA Stout. Most of the time just can’t get into cherry unless it is mixed in a thick creamy stout with heavy vanilla and Bourbon like Central Waters dies. Willing to give this one a try anyways though. BA Peanut Butter Biscuit Stout how does that sound. Betyou guys could make an incredible one.

    • Founders Brewing Co.

      Just wait until you try Frootwood… it might just make a believer out of you!

  5. Steve Smith

    Can’t wait to try Frootwood here in Cali
    I’m REALLY excited the I found your raspberry ale at Raley’s !
    It’s my new favorite,but it’s dangerous!

    • Founders Brewing Co.

      It is delicious; the bourbon tames the tartness of the cherry perfectly. We can’t wait for you to try it either!

  6. Mike

    Can you do text alerts to notify each release? 🙂

    • Founders Brewing Co.

      We’re gonna stick with “sounding the horn” for now. 😉

    • Chad

      It’s nice to work at a distributor about 45 minutes down the road from Founders. The horn is sounded for me when I’m pulling the pallets full of those wonderful maroon and brown specialty release cases off the truck. Can’t wait for the BBA seies.

  7. Kent A Gard

    So I commented about Founders to Men’s Journal when they had their beer artical in October. My remarks and two others were posted in comments for this month’s magazine. Just putting Founders out there. Kent Gard

    • Founders Brewing Co.

      Thanks for the support, Kent! We couldn’t do this thing without people like you.

  8. Joe W. Wilson

    What’s the ABV of the Frootwood?

    • Founders Brewing Co.

      It will come in at 8.0% ABV.

  9. Josh R

    Who asked for 750 ml bombers over 4 packs???

    • Founders Brewing Co.

      Quite a few people, actually. So, now there are two package options which makes the Barrel-Aged Series even more exciting, in our opinion!

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