founders brewing panther cub

Brian Fantana: “No, she gets a special [beer]...It’s called [Panther Cub] by [Founders]. It’s [legal] in [all fifty states]...Yep, it’s made with real [vanilla extract and maple syrup], so you know it’s good.”

Ron Burgundy: “It’s quite pungent.”

Brian Fantana: “Oh yeah.”

Ron Burgundy: “It’s a formidable scent...It stings the nostrils. In a good way.”

Brian Fantana: “Yep.”

Ron Burgundy: “Brian, I’m gonna be honest with you, that smells like pure [heaven].”

Just like the legendary Brian Fantana prepares himself for a new love connection, Founders Brewing Company demonstrates how crafting legendary barrel-aged beers is an exercise in patience. They start by brewing masterful beer worthy of time in a barrel and use their years of expertise to know exactly when it is perfectly aged. From the first to the last sip, you will know it was worth the wait.

Founders did not fail to show how patience is a virtue with the newest introduction to their Barrel-Aged Series, Panther Cub. It is a bourbon barrel-aged robust porter with a kiss of maple syrup and vanilla extract. The aroma of maple and vanilla notes combine with a deep character to make this rare beer one to savor. Do not let its striking blue eyes fool you, though. This kitty has claws!

Bourbon Barrel-Aged Porter with Vanilla Extract & Maple Syrup

ABV: 9.2%

IBUs: 30

Availability: March

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