Friday, March 25, 2016

Beer Friday: Founders Breakfast Stout

On most Fridays, I'll share a beer I particularly enjoy, and think you might as well. This series will feature beers from all over the U.S. (and when we're lucky, the world). Cheers! 

Founders Breakfast Stout | A Hoppy Medium

When Zach and I were planning our wedding in New Hampshire, we (well...mostly Zach) gave a lot of thought as to which beers we wanted at our big day. One that we both loved, and had on tap at home for quite a while, was Founder's Breakfast Stout. But there was a problem: Founders Breakfast Stout wasn't available for consumption in New Hampshire as there is a baby on the label - and NH law said that's a no-no.

Fast forward to last week when I was in my home state to surprise my Mom for her 60th birthday, and Founders Breakfast Stout is now available for purchase! The law changed, and babies on beers is now A-OK with the NH lawmakers. Cheers to that!

Here's why this beer is worth seeking out:

Style: Imperial Coffee Stout


Tasting Notes: A creamy, silky mouthfeel is complemented with abundant notes of freshly roasted coffee and rich chocolate. In the background, hints of oatmeal and some bitterness from the coffee and chocolate help cut the sweetness, making this imperial stout dangerously easy to drink.

Pairing Suggestion: With breakfast/brunch (seriously). A frothy glass of this alongside some Eggs Benedict and/or pancakes = heaven on earth. If drinking before noon isn't your thing, I also love simply sipping on this after dinner as liquid dessert. 

Where Can I Find It?
 Breakfast Stout is a seasonal beer from Founders, and it's technically only available from September through December - so the Beer Finder on their site won't let you find it. However, I picked up a four-pack right at Whole Foods in Nashua, N.H. last week. So, I recommend calling your local beer shops/grocery stores that sell beer to see who near you is selling the stuff.

Have you ever had Founders Breakfast Stout before? If yes, what's your review?


  1. On tap at home?! That's so cool!

    1. Yeah! We splurged on a decision ever! ;)