Founders has hit Ireland

Well renowned American Brewers, Founders have finally hit our shores, being distributed by Grand Cru Beers. I actually stumbled on their All Day IPA Session Ale in my local O’Briens who have been steadily increasing their craft beer offering with many types and nationalities represented.

Recently there was a meet the brewer event in Against the Grain sadly it conflicted with other plans. But I believe a great night was had by all, and apparently the brewer is originally from Drogheda was back on holiday – working holidays eh.


Reasonably priced too in around the €3 mark. At 4.7% its very sessionable compared to the average IPA coming across the Atlantic. However carries a bit more punch than say Dead Pony Club.

It has a nice fresh aroma, pours a lovely amber colour with a nice rich head. The familiar citrus aromas of grapefruit and lemon were there and a nice feeling as it went down.

Its a very nice session IPA, and its a lot less severe than others i’ve tried, i’m looking forward to trying more of the range over the next while, as it appears we now have a steady supply coming to our shores.


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