Thursday, January 31, 2013
The mystery Founders ale for Gravity Head is Bolt Cutter.
Reader Caleb reminded me that I forgot to reveal the identity of the Founders "mystery" ale for Gravity Head 2013, although everyone seemed to have guessed it, anyway.
22C. WOOD-AGED BEER
A harmonious blend of the base beer style with characteristics from aging in contact with wood (including any alcoholic products previously in contact with the wood). The best examples will be smooth, flavorful, well-balanced and well-aged.
Founders Bolt Cutter (15th Anniversary)
Founders Brewing Company
Grand Rapids MI
Base style: American Barleywine
Hops: A “mountain” of Cascades for dry-hopping
Alcohol by volume: 15%
Gravity Head Twist: The Founders Backstage Series presents this 15th anniversary Barleywine, with portions of it barrel aged (bourbon barrels and maple syrup-bourbon barrels), and blended with portions non-barrel aged. Named for the bolt cutter acquired by a Founders founder more than ten years ago when foreclosure seemed likely. But success was just around the corner.