Got this from the Founders Brewing crew. A chocolate raspberry stout sounds delicious!
FOUNDERS BREWING CO. TO INTRODUCE CHOCOLATE RASPBERRY STOUT FOR HOLIDAYS
Big Lushious Marks the Eleventh Release in Founders’
Popular Backstage Series
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., September 22, 2014 – Founders Brewing Co. will introduce Big Lushious, a chocolate raspberry stout, this December to mark the eleventh installment in the brewery’s popular Backstage Series. Like all of Founders’ Backstage Series beers, Big Lushious will be sold in 750mL bottles, with a suggested retail price of $16.99 per bottle.
Big Lushious is a deep, rich stout that’s packed with flavor: roasted malts, all-natural dark chocolate, a subtle suggestion of burnt coffee grounds and a kiss of tart raspberries. At 7.8% ABV, it’s big, sumptuous and extravagant, but also balanced.
“We thought Big Lushious would make a great release for the holidays,” said Co-Founder and Vice President of Brand & Education Dave Engbers. “It’s a luxurious beer for us. It’s meant for bringing to parties and is perfect for sharing with friends and family after a feast.”
Founders’ Backstage Series is made up of boundary-pushing, experimental beers. The intent of the series is to take the diehard Founders fan experience to a wider audience—though all of the beers are still released in limited batches. Since its introduction in the summer of 2011, Founders’ Backstage Series beers have quickly become some of the most sought-after releases in the industry.
Big Lushious will be released in limited quantities across Founders’ distribution footprint beginning on Monday, December 1, and will be available at the brewery’s taproom that same week. This will be the last Backstage Series release from Founders in 2014—look for more in 2015.