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Founders KBS (2014)

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by broodog, Feb 3, 2014.

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  1. broodog

    broodog Savant (395) Illinois Jul 18, 2009

    It's official!

    KBS will be released starting April 1 across our distribution footprint this year. We're doing something special for KBS here in Grand Rapids in March, but we aren't quite ready to announce the details yet.
    mythaeus, Baab200, waston and 9 others like this.
  2. BigGoersh

    BigGoersh Disciple (60) Georgia Dec 3, 2013

    KBS released on April Fool's Day?

    Not saying I doubt you, but that sounds a little fishy ;)
  3. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (590) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    Definitely stoked for the Grand Rapids announcement! I'll be there with my party hat on for sure.
    founder26 likes this.
  4. MikeCactusGordon

    MikeCactusGordon Advocate (710) Ohio Feb 20, 2011 Beer Trader

    ISO 20 Cases

    At least I'm honest! Sounds like they're going to hook up the local folks...as they should.
    120minuteman likes this.
  5. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Advocate (605) Ohio Feb 14, 2012 Beer Trader

    Let the madness begin.....It was harder than ever last year for me to get it. Hopefully it'll be a little easier......yeah I'm delusional.
    ccronin likes this.
  6. Donco

    Donco Advocate (540) Pennsylvania Aug 12, 2013 Beer Trader

    I have a case on reserve with TWO of my suppliers! Traders welcome.
  7. Donco

    Donco Advocate (540) Pennsylvania Aug 12, 2013 Beer Trader

    Don't see this on their website. Where are you getting this info?
  8. jbaker67

    jbaker67 Advocate (740) Pennsylvania Jul 1, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    JohnnyMc likes this.
  9. Donco

    Donco Advocate (540) Pennsylvania Aug 12, 2013 Beer Trader

  10. Yeah I might be driving up
  11. A2HB

    A2HB Aficionado (205) Michigan Oct 30, 2013

    Will be picking up a pack even though I'm not a big stout drinker. I didn't care for FB, but liked FIS, so will be checking this out to see how it compares. See lots of hype so it must be good stuff
  12. Monstro

    Monstro Savant (305) New Jersey Dec 5, 2009

    They released is on April Fools Day last year as well. I'm sure they're going to hold true to the date on this one.
  13. jaltland

    jaltland Savant (425) Pennsylvania Aug 13, 2009

    Anybody know where to find information about how much will be bottled and last year's distribution?
  14. Mighty_Joey

    Mighty_Joey Aficionado (190) Ohio Oct 16, 2013

    I still have two bottles remaining of the only two bottles I was able to buy last year, so maybe ill skip all the hassle and relax and drink one or two of those. hmmmmmm
    ufmj, rodlavers and robgage like this.
  15. Apathy

    Apathy Aficionado (180) New York Jun 19, 2013 Beer Trader

    Never had this before but I am looking forward to it.
  16. 1Sundown2C

    1Sundown2C Advocate (595) New York Jan 13, 2012 Beer Trader

    You're not ready, bro ;)
    deadonhisfeet, GetMeAnIPA and ufmj like this.
  17. MarshallBirdhouse

    MarshallBirdhouse Advocate (625) Kentucky Feb 19, 2013 Beer Trader

    It's so much better fresh
    DavidVega, fmccormi, mtskier and 5 others like this.
  18. Donco

    Donco Advocate (540) Pennsylvania Aug 12, 2013 Beer Trader

    This means I'm on two "alert when available" lists!
  19. Donco

    Donco Advocate (540) Pennsylvania Aug 12, 2013 Beer Trader

    If you like bourbon barrel aged beers...this is superb.
  20. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Advocate (520) Pennsylvania Jan 15, 2011 Subscriber

    Three years in this hobby and all I've ever managed of this was a bottle that one of our fellow BA's happened to put into my hands. Maybe this will be the year. I'm ready to go all Hunger Games on anyone in my way.
  21. iwanatalk2sampson

    iwanatalk2sampson Aficionado (235) Rhode Island Jan 23, 2013 Beer Trader

    same here, struck out last year!!! still mad !!!!!hunting this beer hard this year,commando style
  22. Ilovelampandbeer

    Ilovelampandbeer Champion (790) New York Aug 25, 2013 Beer Trader

    recently had 2013 on tap...pretty magical shit...top 10 beer of my lifetime and i cant see it leaving
    dar482 likes this.
  23. KS1297

    KS1297 Initiate (0) Wisconsin Apr 14, 2013

    april fools day? How appropriate.
  24. MG0512

    MG0512 Zealot (85) Connecticut Dec 20, 2013

    Same here. Had a 10 ounce pour Friday night at a place that also had BCBS on tap for a comparison.
  25. DrewBrew87

    DrewBrew87 Aficionado (245) South Carolina Dec 17, 2013 Beer Trader

    Calender is marked! Time to stock up arms and get ready for the hunt!
  26. Harnkus

    Harnkus Savant (395) New York Oct 31, 2013

    Enjoy your chocolate sans coffee stout
  27. HRamz3

    HRamz3 Advocate (630) Pitcairn Feb 9, 2010

    ugg o_O
  28. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Advocate (520) Pennsylvania Jan 15, 2011 Subscriber

    That's kind of excessive. I'd at least wear underwear when looking for beer =P
  29. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (630) Colorado Aug 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    Just got a 4 pack of the 2013. So the coffee has faded that much, making it not taste what it usually tastes like? I should try to trade for the 2014 batch?

  30. wpqx

    wpqx Savant (395) Illinois Aug 12, 2013

    Probably my favorite beer ever. I just hope the brewery event isn't a complete sh*t show when it comes to getting tickets.
  31. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Savant (325) Illinois Jan 3, 2013 Beer Trader

    I swear that I read somewhere last year that Founders recommends against aging KBS. Am I hallucinating again?
  32. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Advocate (575) Michigan Dec 16, 2011 Beer Trader

    Founders doesn't recommend aging any of their beers. They've always stuck by the mantra that all of their beers are the best right out of the gate.

    KBS is generally better fresh as opposed to aged, however, when '13 came out, I did a three year vertical and found I liked them '11, '13, and '12, in order.
  33. ChrisChagnon

    ChrisChagnon Savant (460) Connecticut Jul 9, 2013 Beer Trader

    KBS > BCBS. Cant wait
  34. kylelenk

    kylelenk Savant (415) Michigan Apr 17, 2012


    ISO on April 1st.
  35. Preluderl

    Preluderl Advocate (685) Pennsylvania Sep 27, 2012 Beer Trader

    One of the few highly rated BA stouts I've yet to experience. Hope I get lucky this year and get my hands on a couple.
  36. amp138

    amp138 Savant (305) Rhode Island Dec 21, 2011

    Awesome, can't wait to get my BCBS-lite!

    No seriously, KBS is amazing and I can't wait to pick some up on the 1st. last year I went a bit overboard and bought like 15. Gonna stick to 1 or 2 four packs at most in 2014.
  37. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Champion (905) Ontario (Canada) Jan 20, 2010 Beer Trader

    There is still a ton of coffee in the '13 KBS, but I find there to be next to no barrel coming through (this was also the case fresh), especially compared to previous vintages.
  38. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (630) Colorado Aug 13, 2011 Beer Trader

    I felt the same way the first time I had it. The barrel was minimal, but still good.
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  39. TheBeerBro

    TheBeerBro Aficionado (165) Iowa Sep 10, 2013

    Not a good comparison, BCBS has no coffee.

    BCBCS > KBS. Just by a little. My opinion of course. I'll still be drinking KBS come April.
  40. Smithrob9999

    Smithrob9999 Savant (435) Texas Aug 3, 2011

    I may get a few for trade bait. I like BCBS so much more it's not even funny. With that said I'm not a fan of FBS at all so I think the coffee infusion doesn't work for me. A barrel ages FIS would be awesome.
    king75 and A2HB like this.
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