GRAND RAPIDS — 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.
The beer will be available in 750mL bottles for a suggested retail price of $12.99.
Mango Magnifico is a never-before-released, high-gravity fruit beer brewed with mango and Michigan-grown habaneros. 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 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.