Founders Backwoods Bastard

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There’s an old man in the woods. He lives in a little wooden hut. He’s been there for more years than you or I could count. He subsists on bourbon and pipe tobacco, and he ekes out a living on whatever he can find. The fat of the land is his fickle mistress. Sometimes she delivers bountiful harvests and, sometimes, she delivers nothing at all. This, is Founder’s Backwoods Bastard. It reeks of bourbon and pipe tobacco with some dried fruits thrown in for good measure. This is a whiskey drinker’s beer. It’s got the alcohol burn you’d associate with whiskey, and at 11%, it’s got the whisky kick too. Not for the faint of heart!

Brewery Info

Originally brewing middle-of-the-road beers for a wide and not-terribly-engaged audience, Founders realised that they’d have to change if they wanted to survive. They started making bold and complex beers instead, launching themselves to craft beer fame.

From coffee-infused Breakfast Stout, bourbon barrel-aged Backwoods Bastard and a 15% barleywine called Bolt Cutter, you can’t accuse Founders of being dull. As well as brews that push the boundaries, their lower abv. range is a more accessible introduction and includes the excellent All Day IPA.


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Nice beer
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Founders impresses again
Super Bourbon twist!
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Best to drink this one as a Bourbon otherwise I would expect your head will explode!

Great Beer, lovely flavours and ofcourse the Bourbon gives it a little extra.
Stout with a bourbon twist
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A beautiful strong beer with a strong bourbon infusion. One of the nicest beers I've tried. A slow drinking beer best sipped like a bourbon rather than drank like a beer.

If you like a strong dark beer and bourbon then this is definitely the beer for you.
Best beer of 2019. So far
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Well it is only February....

But this beer was beautiful, complex and delicious.

This took Dirty Bastard to a whole new level.

Bourbon on the nose and the palate, then a delicate sweetness and dark cherries.

Going to be hard to beat, and can't wait for it to be back in stock
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