Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Day 145 Drink: Founders Nemesis
Founders Brewing started in 1997 in a disused factory building that had once been home to the Wolverine Brass Works in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The brewery has expanded and relocated since in order to keep up with demand for its flavorful craft brews.
Nemesis is a beer that Founders makes just once a year. It takes different forms each year. The 2009 edition is a wheatwine that is aged with maple in Bourbon barrels. At 12 percent alcohol by volume, the ale has a dark cloudy amber color with a sweet maple nose. Plenty of vanilla and maple in the flavor profile, with solid dark fruits bubbling over. Some tannins from the wood are present and these are likely to smooth over time.