Founders Brewing Co. announced Más Agave as the third release in the brewery’s 2019 Barrel-Aged Series.
An imperial lime gose-style ale brewed with agave and aged in tequila barrels, Más Agave is the first tequila barrel-aged beer Founders has bottled.
Más Agave (10% ABV) will be available in all markets beginning in early May in 4-packs (12-oz. bottles) and 750-ml bottles.
“As our barrel program grows, we’re fortunate to have access to different types of wood outside of our usual bourbon barrels,” says Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki. “This inspired me to think outside of traditional beer flavors and more along the lines of flavor profiles you might find in a cocktail. With its salty and tangy character, the gose-style was a perfect match with one of my favorite cocktails, the margarita. So, we sourced some fantastic tequila barrels and brewed an imperial gose with lime and agave inspired by this classic cocktail.”
The Más Agave label art was inspired by Day of the Dead imagery, specifically the elaborate altars built to honor deceased loved ones.
“Brewers don’t have the luxury of being happy with a static lineup,” says Co-Founder and President, Dave Engbers. “In today’s brewing landscape, innovation is key to standing out and it’s our responsibility to continue to push boundaries and create something new and unique. Our success came out of challenging the status quo and that spirit drives us every time we bring a new beer, like Más Agave, into the lineup.”
Más Agave is preceded by KBS and Backwoods Bastard in the brewery’s 2019 Barrel-Aged Series. It will be followed by a yet-to-be-announced release in September, and CBS in November.