Founders Unveils First KBS Variant, KBS Espresso

Founders Brewing Co. has announced KBS Espresso, their first-ever variant of KBS, their bourbon barrel-aged chocolate coffee stout.

While KBS is already brewed with coffee, KBS Espresso (12% ABV) gets some extra oomph in the form of espresso beans after barrel removal.

“We’ve had some fun aging KBS in different barrels like maple syrup, which worked out great, and hot sauce, which didn’t quite work out,” says Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki. “But, for our first ever ‘official’ variant of KBS, we decided to amplify a flavor that’s already at the heart of this beer – coffee.  And not just any coffee, it’s the dark, roasted goodness that can only come from espresso beans, roasted by our Grand Rapids neighbors, Ferris Coffee & Nut.”

KBS Espresso will be available in 4-packs of 12-oz bottles, 750-ml. bottles and on draft, all beginning on November 15 in the Grand Rapids taproom. It will then ship to the brewery’s distribution network later this month. and will be available through February 2020.

KBS Espresso will not be available on draft in Utah or in any format in Mississippi.

This follows the release of Founders Brewing Harvest Ale 2019, as well as the news that Founders CBS 2019 will be the last release of that particular brew.

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