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31 Beers of December – Day 3 Founders Lizard of Koz

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To celebrate the Holiday Season, we have teamed up with beer bloggers and craft beer enthusiasts around the country to host the sixth annual beer advent calendar. This is the season of sharing and we intend to share our love of beer with you. We can’t believe it’s been 6 years already!

During the 31 days of December, we will be sharing our favorite regional/winter seasonals/holiday beers with the help from our fellow beer enthusiasts. We hope that you tune in every day, to hear our stories and share our holiday cheer.


Founders Lizard of Koz

Blogger: Dale Miskimins
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About Dale: I have been blogging since 2010. I attended the first two beer bloggers conferences and plan to attend in 2017 in Milwaukee. I have been appreciating craft beer since 2007. I still find new beers every month that excite me & I hope to attend Dark Lord Day next year if I can get a golden ticket.
Beer: Lizard of Koz
Brewery: Founders Brewing Co – Grand Rapids, MI
Twitter: @foundersbrewing
Beer Details:
-Style: Imperial Stout brewed with blueberries, chocolate and vanilla aged in bourbon barrels
-ABV: 10.5%


Commercial Description:

This one is near and dear to our hearts. Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki wanted to make the birthday of his little sister, Liz, a special one. So he did what he does best and brewed a stout using a few of her favorite ingredients: fresh Michigan blueberries, rich chocolate and vanilla aged in bourbon barrels to round out those beautiful flavors. Liz was floored and we think you will be too.



Why I selected Lizard of Koz:
I selected this beer because it is a special release, but is widely available (except in Pacific NW). It would pairwelll with would pair with cheesecake, dark chocolate or Creme Brulee.
The Lizard of Koz was exactly as described by Founders. Chocolate, blueberry, vanilla and with bourbon notes. Very good and worth trying!

About the Sodak Beer:
I am a craft beer fan, homebrewer and beer blogger from Elkton, South Dakota. I am a professor at SDSU, veterinarian, widower, father, grandfather (x5) and dog owner (x3). I am a Cicerone Certified Beer Server.
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About Founders Brewing:
Founders Brewing Company was founded in 1997 by Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers. Both had steady jobs when they decided to chase their dreams and open a brewery–which meant writing a business plan, quitting their jobs, and taking out giant loans. They figured if you’re going to live life, you ought to live it hard, without regrets.

We at Founders Brewing Co. have been lucky to evolve into one of the highest recognized breweries in the United States. We have been ranked in the top breweries in the world by for the last five years, and we have several beers listed in the top one hundred beers of the world on We’ve won six World Beer Cup medals, four European Beer Star medals and three Great American Beer Festival medals—thirteen medals total across eight different beers.

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