Founders Debuts New Packaging for CBS

The imperial coffee chocolate stout aged in maple bourbon barrels will be released nationwide on November 1


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., August 28, 2019 – Founders has announced the release of Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS) in 12oz bottles, in addition to 750mL bottles, domestically. CBS, an imperial coffee chocolate stout aged in maple bourbon barrels, is the final release in the 2019 Barrel-Aged Series. This is the third year in a row the brewery has released the stout and they have no future plans to brew it again.

“This will be the last year I plan on making CBS, so get it while you can,” said Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki. “Our barrel program has grown a lot since the first time we released CBS, so it’s been fun seeing an entire new audience become introduced to CBS over the past couple of years. It’ll be missed in 2020, but I’m looking forward to bringing out some new barrel-aged releases.”

The highly anticipated beer was first brewed after Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki stumbled upon bourbon barrels that had previously housed maple syrup. Adding the same base beer as Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS), CBS was born. Rich maple syrup, roasted coffee and velvety chocolate meld together in this barrel-aged beer to create a transcendental drinking experience.


CBS (11.3% ABV) is the fifth and final release in the brewery’s 2019 Barrel-Aged Series, preceded by Más AgaveKBSBackwoods Bastard and Underground Mountain Brown. General Admission CBS ticket sales begin on September 13 at 10am EST. Current Detroit and Grand Rapids Mug Club Members should check their email for member-exclusive bottle ticket pre-sale details. Pickup from both taproom locations begins on October 25 and goes through October 27. CBS will be available in all markets on draft and in bottles beginning November 1. Please note that price will vary by market. Visit the brewery’s website for more details regarding bottle ticket sales:

Ryan Hannigan