In the Dirty Dozen, Lee Marvin is ordered to train convict soldiers to parachute across enemy lines and assassinate Nazis during World World II, so we imagine he’d need a serious beer come D-Day. We would not be timid in offering the beer-loving Marvin (an actual ex-WWII marine turned iconic tough guy actor) a 12-pack of Dirty Bastard — in cans of course. So, it seems appropriate that Founders Brewing Co. will start offering its Scotch ale, Dirty Bastard, in a 12-pack of 12-ounce cans called the “Dirty Dozen.”
“Dirty Bastard is the beer that put us on the right path,” said Dave Engbers, co-founder. “It’s the beer that gave us the confidence to brew beer for enthusiasts like ourselves instead of trying to brew beers for others. Now, we’re excited to offer it in cans.”
The popular year-round Scotch ale is dark ruby in color and brewed with seven varieties of imported malts. It is complex in its finish, with hints of smoke and peat, paired with a malty richness and a right hook of hop power to give it the bad attitude worthy of its name.
The Dirty Bastard “Dirty Dozen” 12-packs will be available in Founders taproom on November 4 and across the Founders distribution network starting in November (depending on distributor inventory) with a suggested retail price of $17.99.