Founders Brewing to release Civilized Brut, an extra dry IPA

Civilized Brut, an extra dry IPA, is a brand-new addition to the brewery’s seasonal lineup

The Brut IPA trend isn’t dead yet, as proved by Founders Brewing Co.’s new Civilized Brut IPA, their first seasonal release of 2020. Civilized Brut is billed as a new beer for the sophisticated IPA drinker, stunning clarity, bubbly and malty yet dry with a clean and restrained bitterness. You can find Civilized Brut IPA in 12oz cans and 15-packs in addition to draft.

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“Nothing says refreshment like a dry, sparkling, hop-forward IPA,” said Brewmaster, Jeremy Kosmicki. “Civilized Brut has just the right amount of bitterness and hop flavor to not overwhelm the clean and dry finish of this beer, while the high effervescence makes it feel like a party in every sip.”

“As the majority of brewers are introducing hazy, New England Style IPAs in the market, we have decided to take another road,” said President Dave Engbers. “Civilized Brut is a crystal-clear IPA that’s bursting with effervescence and elegant aromatics. Perfect for champagne and IPA aficionados alike.”

Civilized Brut (6% ABV) will begin shipping in November 2019 and will be released in both the Grand Rapids and Detroit taprooms on October 30. It will be available in 6-pack cans, 15-pack cans and on draft across the brewery’s distribution footprint, which now includes 50 states. Civilized Brut will precede Pilsner and Mosaic Promise in the brewery’s 2020 seasonal lineup, with more details to come on the 2020 brand calendar later this year. 

About Founders Brewing Co.
Established in 1997 by two craft beer enthusiasts—Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens—with day jobs and a dream, Founders Brewing Co. brews complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics and tons of flavor. Founders ranks among the top 10 largest craft breweries in the U.S. and is one of the fastest growing. The brewery has 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. A proud sponsor of chasing the American dream, Founders launched the Chase Your What If campaign in January 2019 to inspire all beer fans to live life to its fullest. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, Founders is a member of the Michigan Brewers Guild. For more information,visit foundersbrewing.com or follow Founders onTwitterFacebookInstagram and YouTube.


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