Founders Blushing Monk

There’s nothing like the original… Backstage Series brew from Founders Brewing Company! Blushing Monk is back for the first time since 2011. This Belgian style ale is brewed with a mountainous number of raspberries and a yeast strain that keeps the cellar operators at Founders on their toes. It pours a deep, beautiful red berry color and has a bit of a kick at 9.2% ABV. Pair it with some fresh cheese, fruit, cake or any dessert.

The Backstage Series from Founders boasts some of the most sought after beers in the market. The schedule of when they are brewed isn’t set and nobody can be sure if they will ever be brewed again, but one sure thing is that when they reach our warehouse there is always a little extra buzz in the air. With unique offerings like Mango Magnifico, an ale brewed with mango and a touch of habanero pepper or Dissenter, a citrus-forward India Pale Lager you never know what the incredibly talented brewers will come up with next, but you can be sure these Backstage brews will be unique and absolutely delectable.

“People keep asking us if we’re going to bring any of our Backstage Series beers back—and now we have,” said Co-Founder and President Dave Engbers. “It seems as though we brew Blushing Monk on a four-year cycle. Our cellar crew hates brewing it because it’s brewed with a different yeast strain from all of our other beers, but we think it’s worth the sleepless nights. It’s an absolutely gorgeous beer.”

Looking for more Founders? We have a bunch of great events coming up featuring this Michigan brewery’s amazing offerings.

Check out our Event Page for more details & tap lists!

Thursday, March 5th at Mohawk House in Sparta
Dinner and Tap Takeover
Time: 6pm

Wednesday, March 11th at Poor Henry’s in Montville
Founders Blushing Monk Release & Tap Annexation
Time: “All Day” Get it?

Friday, March 13th – at Freebridge Wine and Spirits – Phillipsburg
Founders CBS Takeover
Time: 6:00 pm


In Stock from Founders:

All Day IPA
An incredible session IPA with a wallop of hop aroma and flavor that lingers long after the first sip! 4.7% abv / 42 IBUs
96 Points Ratebeer
2010 Great American Beer Festival Silver Medal Winner
Available in 6-pack bottles, 1/2 and 1/4 kegs


Centennial IPA
This dry-hopped IPA is one of our favorites, with strong notes of citrus and just the right amount of sweetness to complement the bitterness. 7.2% abv
99 POINTS Ratebeer
2010 World Beer Cup Bronze Medal Winner
Available in 6-packs 1/4 and 1/2 kegs


Red’s Rye Pale Ale
This is not your ordinary dry-hopped pale ale. The addition of rye gives it a spicy kick while four types of Belgian caramel malts create a sublime malty richness. 6.6% abv
99 POINTS Ratebeer
Available in 1/4 and 1/2 kegs


Dirty Bastard
A Scotch-style Ale, Founders-style. Packed with loads of malty richness, smokey overtones and a hoppy bite! 8.5%abv
98 POINTS Ratebeer
2010 World Beer Cup – Silver Medal Winner

Available in 6-packs, 1/4 and 1/2 kegs


Pale Ale
A dry-hopped Pale Ale brimming with tons of citrus and floral notes from the use of Cascade hops. Good malty backbone with a crisp hop finish. 5.4% abv
88 POINTS Ratebeer
Available in 6-packs and 1/2 kegs


Darker than dark, silky and sinful. Robust with flavors of chocolate, coffee and caramel. One to savor and savor wisely! 6.5% abv
100 POINTS Ratebeer
Available in 6-packs, 1/4 and 1/2 kegs






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