Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout

On Monday, 23 January starting at 7pm, Barcade Jersey City will be hosting a meet-up that is also a fundraiser for WFMU. They have generously offered to tap their long-anticipated keg of Founders Brewing's Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS) for WFMU and Beer Hear!. And in order to eliminate the mayhem that ensues at a rare beer tapping and to provide you with a comfortable beer-drinking experience, they came up with the brilliant idea of taking reservations for the tapping and donating the proceeds to WFMU. All you need to do to reserve your space and be assured a glass of CBS is pledge $20 (or more if you got a nice bonus from work around the holidays and are feeling generous) to WFMU and mention "Barcade/beer" in your pledge. They are taking 50 reservations and the spots are filling up fast. The price of the beer is not included in your pledge.

What's the hype, you ask? This massive imperial stout is brewed with chocolate and coffee and then aged in bourbon barrels which most recently held maple syrup. Beer, coffee, bourbon, maple syrup, Canada, horse on the label? These are a few of our favorite things! You know that Bob and I won't miss this.

Thanks to the powers-that-be who decide what can and what cannot be put on a beer label, this 10.6% imperial stout goes by the acronym of CBS because if the brewery put "Canadian" on the label (along with "Founders Brewery, Grand Rapids, Michigan") we'd all think that it came from Canada and not Michigan. Have a little faith in our geography skills, TTB!

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