Posts tagged “Founders

Beer Madness! Finals! (1)Two Hearted v. (10)Dirty Bastard

(1) Bells Two Hearted
v.
(10) Founders Dirty Bastard

The Dirty Bastard cruised past the Troegenator and into the finals, while the Two Hearted managed to upset the surprising favorite Hopslam.  Personally, I believe the battle between the two Bells was the real finals.  I don’t see the Dirty Bastard holding a candle to the Two Hearted.  But, I’ve been incredibly wrong before.

So, here it is, the finals decided by YOU!  Get your votes in.  The polls will be open all weekend, so spread the word for your favorite!


Beer Madness! Final Four-2 (10)Dirty Bastard v. (1)Troegenator

(10) Founders Dirty Bastard
v.
(1) Troegs Troegenator

Two very strong competitors meet on the southern half of the bracket.  Troegenator, the favorite, has been leaving weaker beers in its wake as it’s been cruising through the tournament.  Dirty Bastard, on the other hand, has had to take down some incredibly tough competition.  Has that competition worn out the Dirty Bastard?  Or was it just strengthening it for the title run?


Beer Madness! Final Four!

We’re down to our Final Four!

It’s a Battle of the Bells on one side and a couple angry looking labels on the other.

Three of our finalists are from Michigan… is this a commentary on how good Michigan beers are?  Perhaps.  But I’ll do my best to keep that from happening.

Prepare your voting finger for tomorrow at noon when the polls open!


Beer Madness! 59 (1)Yards IPA v. (10)Dirty Bastard

(1) Yards IPA
v.
(10) Founders Dirty Bastard

The Yards IPA has had, by far, the easiest run in the tournament.  Their only challenger so far has been the Goose Island Honkers.  The Dirty Bastard has been scratching and clawing its way through the competition.  I’m expecting this to be the last match for the Yards.


Beer Madness! 56 (10)Dirty Bastard v. (11)Ommegang Abbey

(10) Founders Dirty Bastard
v.
(11) Ommegang Abbey Ale

As anyone knows, the Dirty Bastard is the Osiris of this shit.  Here comes the Tiger Style!  The fierce Dirty Bastard brings the pain down on the refined Ommegang Abbey squad.  Shimmy shimmy yah shimmy yeah shimmy yay, Ommegang Abbey will check out today.  Final score: Dirty Bastard wins, Wu Infinity to 36 Chambers for Ommegang Abbey.


Beer Madness! 43 (2)Big Daddy IPA v. (10)Dirty Bastard

(2) Speakeasy Big Daddy IPA
v.
(10) Founders Dirty Bastard

I am pro Speakeasy.  They are Al Capone level gangster.  But speakeasies of the 1920’s are the OG to the new school modern day crack houses.  Who is more evocative of modern day crack houses than the original Shaolin knight, Ol’ Dirty Bastard.  Big Baby Jesus is for the children. Dirt McGurt and crack houses go back like babies and pacifiers.  In this match up, Speakeasy is a studio gangster.  Dirty Bastard reigns supreme with the power of the Wu.


Beer Madness! 41 (4)Breakfast Stout v. (5)Hopslam

(4) Founders Breakfast Stout
v.
(5) Bells Hopslam

It’s a shame these beers had to meet so early in the tournament, because both really had a chance to go all the way and cut down the nets at the end – match-ups like this is what March Madness is all about though.  The rich, heavenly perimeter shooting hoppiness of the Hopslam will really be pushed by the delicious dark coffee and inside game from the Founders.  If the Bell’s can get hot, it’s their game to loose, but the longer the match-up stays close, the better chance for Founders.


Beer Madness! 23 (7)Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat v. (10)Founders Dirty Bastard

(7) Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat
v.
(10) Founders Dirty Bastard

This match-up looks lopsided from the start.  I imagine it playing out like this:
Sunset Wheat, nice and relaxing, calm and quiet, sits quietly on the dock overlooking the lake watching the sun slowly dissolve into the water at the horizon.  Dirty Bastard runs up, kicks Sunset Wheat in the crotch and then throws him off into the lake.  I got Dirty Bastard by 20.


Beer Madness! 17 (4)Founders Breakfast Stout v. (13)AVBC Oatmeal Stout

(4) Founders Breakfast Stout
v.
(13) Anderson Valley Oatmeal Stout

Heavyweights will do battle under the boards in this battle of morning beers.  Who’s gonna win?  Well, oatmeal only tastes good if you put raisins in it.  Raisins look like rabbit turds. I have always been terrified that there will be a bowl full or rabbit turds IMMEDIATELY ADJACENT to my bowl of raisins.  That is a recipe disaster.  One mix up, and your breakfast is full of incredibly dense rabbit turds.  WOULD YOU EVEN NOTICE THEM IN YOUR OATMEAL?  Probably not, oatmeal is gross.  Who keeps rabbit turds in a bowl in the kitchen?


Founders Rare Tasting at Big Hunt

If you were there, you loved it.  If you weren’t, well, you should be sobbing in a corner right now.

Founders Brewing Company was providing the District-area masses with some of their most sought after beer at The Big Hunt on Wednesday night.  It was an event that brought out some of the biggest beers in the Founders lineup, and their National Sales Manager Michael Bell was there to tell you a bit about each one.

The lucky few that made it were able to enjoy Backwoods Bastard, Canadian Breakfast Stout, Devil Dancer, Black Biscuit, and Breakfast Stout, which was the gentlest of the bunch at 8.3% ABV.

Myself and 4 other members of the J Street Beer crew were there to take part in an epic session of huge beer glory.  And, since our bias knows no bounds, we’re here to tell you what we thought of all of them.

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Brew Review-Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout

Oh, Canada!

Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout!  I know you’ve heard about it.  Who hasn’t?  This beer has so much hype surrounding it.  In all honesty, I wasn’t sure it would be able to live up to it.

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Beer Decision: July 15 – Aftermath

As of 5:30pm on Thursday, July 15th, the Pales had won.  By a narrow 1 vote margin.

So, true to my word, Thursday night was Pale Night.

Here’s how it went:

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