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The latest KBS flavor is available in Founders’ Grand Rapids and Detroit taprooms now, and will be available nationwide in February.

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH., January 25, 2023 — Founders Brewing Company, part of Mahou USA, is excited to announce it’s latest KBS barrel-aged beer flavor, KBS Chocolate Cherry. The perfectly balanced and decadent drinking experience of KBS meets the classic taste of chocolate cherry.

Taking the bourbon barrel-aged stout to a new level, KBS Chocolate Cherry allows the existing premium coffee and chocolate notes to soar to new heights when accented by the rich sweetness of cherry, Founders Brewing Company Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki said.

“This variant is inspired by cherry cordials, with both sweetness and tartness from the cherries balanced against layers of rich chocolate,” Kosmicki said. “These flavors are really complimentary to the coffee and bourbon notes that you’d expect from KBS, creating a fun new twist on a classic.” The newest flavor with its rich sweetness of chocolate and slight coffee bitterness, will stay true to the original KBS coming in at 11.6 percent ABV.

KBS Chocolate Cherry is available on draft in our taprooms in Grand Rapids and Detroit, and will be sold in 4-packs of 12 oz bottles in our stores and across Mahou’s 50-state distribution footprint beginning mid-February, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Pricing in the Founders Brewing Co. taprooms will be $24/4-pack; prices will vary by market.

About Mahou USA

Established in 2023, Mahou USA is a combination of brands from Avery Brewing, Founders Brewing and Mahou Imports. Specializing in brews that are complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics and tons of flavor, Mahou USA ranks among the top 10 largest craft breweries in the U.S. The brands under Mahou USA have 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.

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