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Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS) on tap right now at Bad Apple

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by Dontcounttoday, May 10, 2012.

  1. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Advocate (560) Illinois Apr 23, 2010 Verified

    Don't know when they tapped it, but its still up. I am on my way to finally get my first taste!
     
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  2. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (515) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    That place is about to get flooded...
     
  3. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

     
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  4. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Advocate (560) Illinois Apr 23, 2010 Verified

    Maple deliciousness!
     
  5. moefriedman

    moefriedman Savant (305) Illinois Feb 15, 2012 Verified

    OMG!! Wife get your ass home so I can get out there!!
     
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  6. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Advocate (560) Illinois Apr 23, 2010 Verified

    I am sitting at the bar and not one person has ordered since me. However, don't take chances just have her meet you here.

    Related question, what is the release schedule for CBS? Is it yearly or rare release?
     
  7. moefriedman

    moefriedman Savant (305) Illinois Feb 15, 2012 Verified

    Pretty sure it's an OCT release. I'm at home with little one and waiting for her to get home
     
  8. CMUbrew

    CMUbrew Savant (425) Michigan Jan 27, 2012

    OCT?
     
  9. dpjosuns

    dpjosuns Savant (280) Illinois Dec 8, 2009

    Dammit, stupid finals and no car!
     
  10. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Savant (385) Michigan Jul 15, 2011

    There is no release schedule for CBS. Drink as much of it as you can, because you'll not see it again.
     
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  11. moefriedman

    moefriedman Savant (305) Illinois Feb 15, 2012 Verified

    on my way
     
  12. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Advocate (560) Illinois Apr 23, 2010 Verified

    For anyone freaking out because they cant get here asap, they have had this on tap since yesterday I was told. They keep their rare taps low key, no twitter or Facebook announcements. Again I've seen no one else order one since we got here. On our third collectively and loving it.
     
  13. Savearth

    Savearth Savant (350) Michigan Mar 5, 2012 Verified

    Damn, tempted to hop in the car and head up from Indy!! Jealous!!
     
  14. dpjosuns

    dpjosuns Savant (280) Illinois Dec 8, 2009

    Awesome. I may yet make it tonight, if not, tomorrow.
     
  15. dlello2

    dlello2 Savant (370) Illinois Nov 11, 2011

    Very good... Very sweet, but very good. I'm sure it will be here for at least a day or two now!!
     
  16. dpjosuns

    dpjosuns Savant (280) Illinois Dec 8, 2009

    Met some dudes, drank a beer. Worth it.
     
  17. ravot

    ravot Advocate (515) Illinois Mar 20, 2012 Verified

    maybe i can check it out tomorrow after work. suppose to meet a fellow BA for some heady topper too.
     
  18. mcc1654

    mcc1654 Savant (380) Illinois Mar 20, 2011

    Still on as of 10 minutes ago. Not many people there.
     
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  19. foobula

    foobula Savant (340) Illinois Dec 14, 2009

    Hmm, worth the 80 minute round trip at this hour? For my first taste of CBS? I'm thinking YES.
     
  20. immobilisme

    immobilisme Savant (400) Illinois Nov 8, 2005

    I am surprised at how it is holding up. Very nice. Not a great deal per ounce, but it is solid.
     
  21. moefriedman

    moefriedman Savant (305) Illinois Feb 15, 2012 Verified

    I had 5 which was probably 1 or 2 too many but worth IT!!!
     
  22. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (590) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Nice to meet you tonight. I had four and enjoyed every minute of it. Very tasty and very low key. Was planning on coming home cracking a bomber and making some dinner. Had a great night at the Bad Apple instead. Always good food and CBS on tap. How can you complain?
     
  23. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (590) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Just missed you tonight. Thanks for the post. I was finally able to enjoy CBS after many near misses. :)
     
  24. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    Might have to take a train ride up tomorrow and get my first taste of CBS. Any idea of its longevity?
     
  25. foobula

    foobula Savant (340) Illinois Dec 14, 2009

    It's dead.

    So yeah, this just happened. Didn't see this thread until, well, 12:12 AM. Took a chance and drove down, fighting nighttime Kennedy construction, then somehow confusing Belmont with Montrose. But finally made it. Pretty empty at 1 AM on a weeknight, maybe 4 customers. No one else drinking CBS. But thankfully, it's still on tap. Not wanting to blow my wad, I start out with a Virtue Cider. Mmm, delicious. And it gives me time to converse with the lovely bartender, watch a Cubs rerun, and be reminded of how amazing is the song "Let Down" by Radiohead. So 1:30 AM, it's time. Get my first-ever pour of CBS. First impression? Nice but not unique nose. Taste is tangy, roasty up front, like a lot of other stouts. HOWEVER once it hits the back of my mouth, it EXPLODES with sweetness. Sweetness that only gets more deep as it warms up. Every sip is better than the last. I savor every drop until near closing time, when I finish my drink. Raise my rating from a 9 to a 9.5 thanks to those last few completely sweet sips. I'm ready to leave, while the bartender unscrews the tap handle. "It's dead," she says, "I just checked and the hose is half-empty." Wow, guess that 3 hour late weeknight excursion was the right call.

    I can still taste the sweetness, barely, and I'll never be more happy to be exhausted at work tomorrow.

    So, thanks for the heads-up, OP. And please "Like" this post if you absolutely hate my ass right now.
     
  26. Jose2412

    Jose2412 Savant (250) Michigan Feb 25, 2012

    What an epic post.
     
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  27. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    Saved me a trip. I'll run into it sooner or later I'd suppose...glad you got to enjoy it!
     
  28. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Savant (385) Michigan Jul 15, 2011

    Where is this place? I find it very odd that a bar would get Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout and:

    a) nobody would be drinking it
    b) they wouldn't announce it to their loyal customers so they had a chance to come get some

    CBS here in Michigan is VERY hard to find on tap. Maybe you see it an an occasional tap takeover or something, but few and far between.
     
  29. Jose2412

    Jose2412 Savant (250) Michigan Feb 25, 2012

    The Mitten Bar in Ludington had CBS on tap for a good three days this February I believe. My dad was up there and he said him and his nephew were the only ones drinking it on a busy Saturday night.
     
  30. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Savant (385) Michigan Jul 15, 2011

    That's crazy. We had black note in the Flint area and the keg was gone in 40 minutes. Glad this place had some and you all got to try it. It's a truly amazing beer.
     
  31. Jose2412

    Jose2412 Savant (250) Michigan Feb 25, 2012

    Yea man, same place had Black Note and I think that lasted for upwards of a week!!! I even posted it on here and didn't seem to make a difference.
     
  32. foobula

    foobula Savant (340) Illinois Dec 14, 2009

    It isn't any easier to find here. I guess there was a keg at Dark Lord Day, tapped at the end of the night when most people were gone. There were a few bottles at a KBS tapping in Kenosha, WI a month or so ago. And I think there was CBS at a tap takeover elsewhere in Chicago over the winter. It's a definite rarity.

    This was my first time at Bad Apple -- which is on the fairly busy Lincoln Ave on the north side. Talking to the bartender it sounds like standard practice for them to not announce rare kegs. It isn't a huge restaurant/bar, and from her explanation they tend to operate at capacity most of the time that they are open. So I can't blame them for not making a public to-do about their latest rare keg. Word of mouth seems to be all the publicity they really need.
     
  33. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Advocate (560) Illinois Apr 23, 2010 Verified


    How late were you there? Just curious if the keg kicked last night or not. May stop in after work for another!
     
  34. Jose2412

    Jose2412 Savant (250) Michigan Feb 25, 2012

    This.

     
  35. djmichaelk

    djmichaelk Savant (450) Florida Jul 6, 2008 Verified

    Sigh... SO JEALOUS of the midwest these days. I need to travel more. CBS is proving to be an elusive bitch for me.

    At least I got to try Black Note once down here, although that was probably just a fluke.
     
  36. kdmcguire10

    kdmcguire10 Savant (385) Michigan Jul 15, 2011

    Where is this place again?
     
  37. dlello2

    dlello2 Savant (370) Illinois Nov 11, 2011

    Beer advocacy at its finest... Haha happened to meet beermefitz at the bad apple last night (thanks again for organizing the beer share event). Chatted a bit over a glass of CBS. The guy leaves and comes back with a mixed 4 pack of new glarus goodness and gives it to me just for the hell of it. Thanks again man... Looking forward to repayment.

    Edit: Oh yea, the CBS was good.
     
  38. thereal

    thereal Aficionado (200) Illinois Apr 20, 2010

    I hope everyone was also able to enjoy a burger. They're fantastic.
     
  39. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Advocate (590) Illinois Jan 31, 2012

    Yep, I had the Slow Burn burger with CBS. Love The Bad Apple's burgers...
     
  40. Bad Apple is pretty much across the street from Half Acre. They have had a strong beer program for a long time and serve great burgers (and share Kuma's approach with 'extreme toppings') with really friendly staff. During the day on a weekend, you're likely to find a lot of strollers -- which is to say, I just don't think they position themselves as a craft beer bar (like, maybe, Map Room or Local Option) but just a neighborhood bar/restaurant with great beer. Fountainhead is nearby and likely gets more attention for being a craft beer destination.