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Furniture City Stock Ale

Founders Brewing Co.
Grand Rapids, MI

Style: Brown Ale
ABV: 6.7%

Rings’s Rating:
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Furniture City Stock Ale is a limited release by the spectacularly expanding Founders Brewing in Grand Rapids. It’s part of a celebration of Grand Rapids brewing history that coincides with the “Beer City, USA” title and the “Thank You, Beer!” exhibit that recently wrapped up at the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

Pouring ruby brown, it has a beautiful rich head that stays firm on top of the brew throughout. The nose is malty and sweet with notes of molasses and brown sugar, yet pleasingly balanced with a full, hoppy bite and long lingering hop finish. Tremendously balanced, I’ve admittedly stocked up a bit on this one—even cellaring a bottle to see how it holds up—as I have hopes for this to be an annual release and is quickly found itself ranked among some of my favorite pours from Founders.

Reviewed by Rings on April 3, 2013.
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