Founders Brewing Co. has announced the return of KBS Espresso to the 2021 Barrel-Aged Series, arriving at retail stores this November.
Originally released in 2019, KBS Espresso features dark, roasted flavors from espresso beans, roasted by Founders Grand Rapids neighbors, Ferris Coffee & Nut. The 12%-ABV beer gets some extra oomph from more aging on the espresso beans after barrel removal. The result is a snappy coffee twist on the brewery’s classic barrel-aged beer.
“KBS Espresso is such a fun beer and is a fan favorite so we had to bring it back again this year,” says Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki. “There’s a lot of flavors going on in a bottle of KBS, as those who’ve had it before can attest. If the coffee is your favorite characteristic, then KBS Espresso is definitely for you.”
KBS Espresso comes in 4-packs of 12-oz. bottles and on draft beginning in October in the brewery’s Grand Rapids and Detroit taprooms. The stout then rolls out throughout Founders’ distribution footprint in November.
Due to the state’s ABV limits, KBS Espresso will not be available in any formant in Mississippi.
This follows the release of Founders Brewing All Day Vacay.