Founders coming to CA

Discussion in 'Pacific' started by tjensen3618, May 15, 2012.

  1. FTowne

    FTowne Initiate (0) Missouri Jan 27, 2012

    Great news for the west coasters, but this will be a big hit on my trade arsenal.

    You all can make up for it by sending some RR to MO.

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  2. klaybie

    klaybie Savant (275) Illinois Nov 15, 2009

    Noooo! What am I supposed to trade for PtE now!!?? Arrrrgg!
  3. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (965) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Awesome, this should make getting their limited release stuff so much more easy on the East Coast.
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  4. jrnyc

    jrnyc Champion (815) New York Mar 21, 2010 Verified

    good news, bad news!! Bad news for us East Coast traders who were able to get the great WC stuff by trading Founders :(!
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  5. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    I love Heaven and Hells ( 120 and WWS ) so you're still good.
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  6. futura123

    futura123 Savant (340) California Jul 29, 2010

    Hopefully they send some fresh Pale Ale/IPA to us. Bell's should follow suit.
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  7. I was wondering if this would happen. Seemed like they brought quite a few kegs when they were here for the CBC and upcoming FW Fest.
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  8. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Yeah. KBS on tap for me 2 times, 2 different bars = heaven.
  9. afrokaze

    afrokaze Advocate (665) California Jun 12, 2009 Verified

    Crapped my pants.
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  10. queens1130

    queens1130 Savant (365) California Nov 21, 2008 Verified

    Recently tried their offerings & will definitely be looking forward to this transition!

    is this still on tap & where? still haven't tried this one
  11. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (845) California Nov 16, 2009

    I applaud this! Now if we can just get Boulevard 750's I would be a happy guy.

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  12. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    Gone. Toronado and Hamiltons had a bunch of Founders, perhaps other bars I didn't know about.
  13. evilc

    evilc Initiate (0) California Jan 27, 2012

    This past Saturday, breakfast @ 11:30am!

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  14. drgarage

    drgarage Initiate (0) California Aug 19, 2008

    As a Michigan native, this would delight me to no end.

    Unless it's SoCal only. In which case I will be filled with murderous rage.
  15. queens1130

    queens1130 Savant (365) California Nov 21, 2008 Verified

    Figured lol. Oh well, let's hope Founders speeds up the distro so that we get more before the end of the year
  16. i can't wait for them to start distro in CA...
  17. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    I sent Founder's an email and they said the same thing about Tx.
  18. They also sent some kegs to the Blue Palms re-opening here in LA. Awesome news!
  19. Sorry, did I miss something? This seems pretty non-committal to me. Is the fact that California has been "on their radar" really that big of news? I would imagine that California, by virtue of the sheer size of the market, has been on their radar for a very very long time.

    Call me negative I guess, but reading that meager tweet doesn't really convince me that Founders is any closer to coming to California than it was 5 years ago.

    Seeing Founders kegs around town is definitely a good sign though.
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  20. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (965) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

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  21. Does this give you any more hope?

    “Four or five years we did 5,000 barrels and this year, we’re on pace to do 85,000 barrels.”

    From interview with "The Better Beer Authority"
  22. A little, but until I have a Red Rye PA in my greasy fetlock I shant believe it.

    And an open apology to all for all the ninja edits in my previous post.
  23. Didn't we used to get Boulevard 750's? San Diego did, at least.
  24. FosterJM

    FosterJM Champion (845) California Nov 16, 2009

    I never saw anything from Blvd here. That sucks if I missed it. I have to have my parents in KS buy them and send to me.

  25. litheum94

    litheum94 Initiate (0) California Dec 29, 2008

    This is awesome news if it's true. Don't even care if we get special releases. Anything from them coming our way is a good thing.
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  26. Xul

    Xul Advocate (540) California May 18, 2008

    We did briefly, for a span of maybe six months in either 2008 or 2009. I know some of them hung out a little longer, but I don't think we ever saw BBQ or Saison Brett, and we only got one vintage of the Smokestack Imperial Stout.
  27. Pelican5

    Pelican5 Savant (365) California Feb 4, 2012 Verified

    Oh please let it be so.... FBS / KBS locally!? I just pissed myself
  28. CaptainTripps

    CaptainTripps Savant (315) Oregon Aug 8, 2010

    This would really deflate a lot of trade weight for those midwesterners.
  29. DrAwkward82

    DrAwkward82 Savant (315) California Apr 16, 2005

    Man, you had me all excited for a minute there. This seems as nebulous, noncommittal a "coming to CA" as can be.
  30. DrAwkward82

    DrAwkward82 Savant (315) California Apr 16, 2005

    Agreed! There are plenty of breweries like Southern Tier or Boulevard where the special releases are pretty much all I'm interested in, but just about everything Founders does is top-notch. If all we got were standard releases like regular Breakfast Stout, Porter and Old Curmudgeon, I'd still be thrilled.
  31. jamex

    jamex Savant (285) California Feb 13, 2010

    Good news indeed.
  32. this might be the only form of " interested in kbs???? " that doesn't make me laugh out loud.
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  33. We can only dream... eight months later.
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  34. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (450) California Mar 13, 2009 Verified

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  35. We still have long strange trippel and tank 7 along with 4 packs of their dark strong Belgian in sac. Tank 7 is pretty wizard tho. Just an outstanding saison and is the base of saison with brett. Comparable is elder brett from epic brewing, which did see limited distro to so cal.
  36. tyrsis

    tyrsis Savant (450) California Mar 13, 2009 Verified

    Well, Boulevard just recently came back to CA.
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  37. choobaccaHB

    choobaccaHB Zealot (90) California Jul 16, 2012

    i heard this rumor too...2 of my distributors have had talks with founders
  38. MLucky

    MLucky Savant (390) California Jul 31, 2010

    What are you trying to do, take all the fun out of the internets? By, like, insisting on some confirmation that a rumor is true before getting all excited about it?

    Sheesh, you probably don't even believe my online girlfried is real. Did I mention how she died tragically, but not before leaving me an inspirational message to continue my quest for the Heisman trophy? Oh wait, that wasn't me.
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  39. FEUO

    FEUO Initiate (0) Ontario (Canada) Jul 24, 2012

    Fukdat. Unless Bruery, Russian River, Alesmith, FW are all coming to MI. Fair is fair.