HAD 58: Founders Brewing Company

Where am I? I’m trapped in a barrel I think. Smells like bourbon, and is that hops? Did someone just barrel age an IPA. That can only mean one thing. It’s time for the Founders episode. We talk about this barrel aging obsessed brewery, and why we love it. So come in and Have a Drink.


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The Wiki




  • Beer: Porter

  • Brewery: Founders Brewing

  • Style: American Porter

  • ABV: 6.5%

  • IBUs: 45

  • Beer Advocate Score: 4.25

  • Brewery’s description: No absence of hops gives Founders' robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect.


  • Beer: Dirty Bastard

  • Brewery: Founders

  • Style: Scotch Ale/ wee heavy

  • ABV: 8.0 %

  • IBUs: 50

  • Beer Advocate Score: 4.05

  • Brewery’s description:So good it’s almost wrong. Dark ruby in color and brewed with seven varieties of imported malts. Complex in finish, with hints of smoke and peat, paired with a malty richness and a right hook of hop power to give it the bad attitude that a beer named Dirty Bastard has to live up to. Ain’t for the wee lads.



  • Beer: Mosaic Promise

  • Brewery: Founder’s

  • Style: Pale Ale

  • ABV: 5.5 %

  • IBUs: 50

  • Beer Advocate Score:96

  • Brewery’s description:Mosaic Promise showcases two unique ingredients: Mosaic hops and Golden Promise malt. The versatility of the hop’s pleasing aroma and flavor characteristics and the traditional barley’s depth of flavor comprise this clean, rich, golden beer. We can brew complex beers with the best of them, but we recognize that there is also beauty in simplicity.


  • Beer: Pako’s IPA

  • Brewery: Snake river Brewing

  • Style: IPA

  • ABV:  6.8%

  • IBUs: 60+

  • Beer Advocate Score:4.07/5

  • Brewery’s description: Named for Pako (say “PACO”) the dog (No wait, Pako’s not a dog!) This full flavored, fully hop-evident IPA will have the hopheads rejoicing. 6.8% ABV and 60+ IBUs with explosive hop aroma from a pungent Simcoe/columbus blend.2011 GABF Gold in American Style Strong Pale Ale