The Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout represents the barrel aged beers in this tournament, of which there were many. It has been long considered a stand out from the rest and has cemented its legacy in the BFF4. This brew takes bourbon aged beers to another level, specifically the sweet maple syrup level. Using barrels that had been used to age bourbon first, then sent to age maple syrup (which is something I need to find), before being sent to age the Breakfast Stout gives this brew an incredibly original taste.
Russian River Pliny the Elder came into this tournament as a favorite to win the entire thing and is now one win away from bringing home this blog’s ultimate prize. This double IPA came through a heavily barrel aged tournament to prove that the IPA is still the preeminent style. Can the rare elixir from Russian River take down the beer that sets the bar for barrel aging from Founders?
Voting will end Sunday at 11 pm.