Founders Brewing Company easily falls near the top of my list of favorite breweries, but I’m not so sure about the newest entry into the Backstage series – Mango Magnifico.
I like mangoes, and I actually think it’s a flavor that could translate well into the right beer. However, it includes an ingredient I can’t stand – habaneros. I don’t like any pepper – I don’t even use pepper on food.
But, Founders does a good job with their beers, so I’ll probably give it a try – I’ll just keep a glass of water nearby just in case its too hot.
Here’s all the info about the beer:
FOUNDERS BREWING CO. TO INTRODUCE NEW BEER BREWED WITH MANGO AND HABANERO THIS SUMMER
”Mango Magnifico” Marks the Seventh Release in Founders’ Popular Backstage Series
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., June 5, 2013 – Founders Brewing Co. will introduce Mango Magnifico con Calor [Magnificent Mango with Heat], a fruit beer brewed with mango and a touch of habanero, this August to mark the seventh installment in the brewery’s popular Backstage Series. Like all Founders Backstage Series beers, Mango Magnifico will be sold in 750mL bottles. It has a suggested retail price of $12.99 per bottle.
Mango Magnifico is a never-before-released, high-gravity fruit beer brewed with mango and Michigan-grown habaneros. Each 750mL bottle of this 10% ABV ale is intended to be shared. Not a traditional fruit beer, the delicate tropical fruit in Mango Magnifico is punctuated by a hint of heat, increasing the overall depth of flavor and adding another level of complexity. It will be a refreshing drink for the warm summer months.
“Mango Magnifico, like the entire Backstage Series, is intended to push the boundaries of what is commonly accepted in beer styles,” said Co-Founder and Vice President of Brand & Education Dave Engbers. “The Backstage Series is the perfect conduit to showcase our brewing team’s creativity.”
Founders has had success with their interpretation of fruit beers, including the likes of Cerise, Rubaeus and Blushing Monk. But Mango Magnifico is one-of-a-kind.
Founders’ Backstage Series is made up of boundary-pushing, experimental beers. The intent of the series is to take the diehard Founders fan experience to a wider audience—though all of the beers are still released in limited batches. Since its introduction in the summer of 2011, Founders’ Backstage Series beers have quickly become some of the most sought-after releases in the industry.
Mango Magnifico will be released in limited quantities across Founders’ distribution footprint beginning on Monday, August 5, and will be available at the brewery’s taproom the week prior. The brewery expects to release one more Backstage Series beer in 2013.