Frootwood will exclusively be available in both the Detroit and Grand Rapids taproom beginning November 20

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.,  Founders Brewing Co. has announced that Frootwood will return as the next release in the taproom Mothership Series. Last released in 2017 as part of the brewery’s Barrel-Aged Series, Frootwood is a light-bodied cherry ale aged in barrels that previously held bourbon and maple syrup. Frootwood developed an impassioned following after its release in 2017 and many craft beer lovers have petitioned for its return.

“We’ve made quite a few fruit beers over the years here at Founders, and I have to say that Frootwood might be my favorite, said Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki. “It has a moderate ABV level compared to most barrel-aged beers, so it’s fun to enjoy a couple in a session. The maple sweetness balances the tartness from the cherries and creates a very complex drinking experience that is still soft and smooth on the palate.”

Frootwood (8% ABV) will be available in 6-packs of 12oz bottles and on draft beginning November 20 exclusively in both the Grand Rapids and Detroit taprooms. It will have a price of $20/6-pack.

The Mothership Series are ultra-limited, brew team favorite beers only found in bottles at Founders’ taproom locations. Whether it’s an old standby the brewery brought out of retirement or an experimental new style, it’s sure to go quickly. Previous Mothership Series beers have included: Passion Fruit Gose, Blushing Padre, Detroit Double IPA, Devil Dancer, French Toast Bastard, Oktoberfest, Pale Joe and Mucho Lupu.

About Founders Brewing Co.

Established in 1997 by two craft beer enthusiasts—Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens—with day jobs and a dream, Founders Brewing Co. brews complex, in-your-face beer and seltzers, with huge aromatics and tons of flavor. Founders ranks among the top 10 largest craft breweries in the U.S. and is one of the fastest growing. The brewery has received numerous awards from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival, and RateBeer and BeerAdvocate users often rate its beers among the best in the world. For more information, visit or follow Founders on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

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