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Founders KBS release. Who's going?

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by theDank, Feb 23, 2012.

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  1. theDank

    theDank Aspirant (35) Michigan Feb 13, 2012

    Who all is going this year ? I was at the better half release (showed up at 10am) and had no problem getting my bottles , although heard with KBS this might not he the case.

    When are people planing on going this year ? Do i really need to go at 6am to get a case ? .. Dont get me wrong I will if I have to
  2. brian23456

    brian23456 Savant (255) Minnesota Apr 29, 2008

    What day is this release and when is it going to stores?
    I had a nightmare last night. Went to the beer store and asked if KBS was in yet, the guy said they had a ton in the back but they won't sell me any. It was terrible.
  3. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (840) Michigan May 8, 2006

    If you showed up much after 9 last year you missed out on a case. I am not sure you need to show up a 6 to secure one but I would plan on getting there by atleast 8.
  4. I will be there. I agree that 6:00 seems early...
  5. What's the parking situation like? Any suggestions on where to park?
  6. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    A bunch of the SE Mich BAs will be there rollin in style. I'll have to take a picture of multiple cases then post on here to piss some people off.
  7. dnh2

    dnh2 Aficionado (170) Michigan Sep 8, 2010

    I'd guess sometime in the 8 o'clock hour would be fine. If you're interested in being closer to some of the better group drinking/bottle sharing action, then earlier is probably better, but I do hate to think that the required arrival time is gonna keep getting earlier and earlier as people get paranoid about missing out.
  8. I know a couple people who are going to be there LONG before 6am... just sayin.
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  9. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    It's too cold in Mich then to be there LONG before 6am. I prefer sleep so I can be well rested to drink all day... just sayin.
  10. That's what I said.


    Will there be no end to this insanity?
  11. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    I started a thread on this on the old beeradvocate site, had quite a few people saying there gonna be there, also started a thread on ratebeer and got a couple people interested including some people camping out and bringing beer to sample. I work about 10 minutes from founders so im gonna be getting there around 3 am, look for a guy in a black deftones hoodie.
  12. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    No sarcasm meant on my part, I was just trying to re-enforce your point. It's too cold to get there at 6am! I can't wait for KBS day, it is always a blast.
  13. Corbet

    Corbet Savant (330) Michigan Nov 7, 2010

    I'm aiming for 6 am, although I plan on going to Founders the night before so it might be rough waking up so early.

    Not sure what I'm bringing for bottle sharing, probably more bottles from the Bruery Reserve Allocation I got (Mother Funker, Sour in the Rye) and maybe a bottle of Oude Tart batch 1. I've also got a bottle of 50/50 Elijah 18 I've been meaning to open.
  14. scubarex

    scubarex Aficionado (135) Illinois Dec 19, 2006

    This will be my 5th KBS release...if the trend continues aiming before 6 AM...

    Times have changed...1st year (2008) showed up at 1PM, walked in, sat down, waitress came over took our draft and case order (2 limit back then), no problem...
  15. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    yah its funny I was there in 2009 and I went in around 5pm got a couple glasses on tap and a 4 pack no problem. now its like insane to get some!
  16. decadance

    decadance Savant (385) Texas Mar 14, 2010

    I will be there, with friends in tow, likely early enough to engage in some sharing. Was a blast last year.
  17. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    Not again! But that is some funny shit!
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  18. BradtheGreat7

    BradtheGreat7 Savant (310) Ohio Jul 22, 2011

    Does anyone know when it's released to distributors? I unfortunately don't have the option to go to Michigan for KBS day. My own business won't allow that. Does anyone have any idea when it's released to the outside?
  19. Jparkanzky

    Jparkanzky Initiate (0) Ohio Apr 5, 2011

    Group of 4 arriving around 6:00

    I'm hoping to swap some bottles here and there, and probably not planning on drinking much, so I might bring a "special" bottle to share, and that's about it.
  20. 1noa

    1noa Aficionado (245) Illinois Mar 24, 2011

    I'll be coming up on Friday night, open for making some IP trades and will definitely be sharing in line, can't wait!
  21. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    any chance you'll have some BCBS to share or trade with?
  22. GRBrew

    GRBrew Savant (295) Michigan Jan 12, 2009

    1Noa is in my crew that will be bottle sharing in line. If he doesn't have BCBS for you then others of us will.
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  23. 1noa

    1noa Aficionado (245) Illinois Mar 24, 2011

    Very possible...for sharing and to trade.
  24. raymo55

    raymo55 Savant (475) Michigan Oct 3, 2011

    I can bring some BCBS and maybe Coffee and Bramble Rye! Joe, we should figure out a good time to all meet up in line!
  25. rogueleonardi

    rogueleonardi Initiate (0) Ohio Jan 4, 2012

    This will actually be my first brewery release ever!! Plan on leaving dayton around 2a.m. From all the good things I've heard I'm sure I'll have a blast. Only problem is everyone else that I socialize with can't afford to go, or isn't 21 yet. So if anyone wants to meet up message me, I plan on bringing some good ohio brews, as well as a good rogue or two.
  26. Trystero

    Trystero Savant (280) Ohio Jul 28, 2009

    My crew and I will be in Grand Rapids Friday night to enjoy a few brews at HopCat and then check out the tap list at Founders before the big day. We will certianly be in the sharing line early to enjoy the party. I've got a pretty respectable selection of beers to open! We were there for the CBS release (Idiots wrapped in dinosaur blankets) and it was a fantastic night of drinking. I'd certianly be open to doing some IP trades too. Can't wait.
  27. dblab33

    dblab33 Savant (345) Michigan Dec 9, 2011

    I am staying in GR Friday night and will be getting to Founders around 5 or so. I'll definitely be bringing a few things to share and am open to some trading as well.
  28. Dcv

    Dcv Aficionado (240) Michigan Nov 12, 2009

    I think it should be hitting stores on March 15
  29. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    I'll be there with another BA...shooting for 6am. Probably bringing a BA Hi-Fi and a Bramble to share...look for the tall guy in bibs.
  30. Auracom

    Auracom Savant (300) Illinois Nov 5, 2010

    Yup, will be there with a friend who isn't on BA yet. Will bring some stuff for sharing but I've no idea what yet.
  31. misterhops

    misterhops Aficionado (180) Ohio May 12, 2008

    ill be there with jparkanzky and some other cleveland BAs. come find us, im sure we will have some great stuff to share! ill probably be one of the only japanese people there, wearing a blue northface jacket and a SD padres hat! if we have traded in the past, please try to find me to say hello!
  32. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    I'll be there for sure with another BA or two. We're just driving through the night so probably going to get there around 6 or 6:30. Don't know what I'm bring, but definitely some goodies.
  33. craigo19

    craigo19 Savant (270) Michigan Oct 12, 2009

    I will be there solo, the wife has to work that day, so I get a free pass. Will probably get there around 7am.
  34. ChadlyG

    ChadlyG Aficionado (145) Michigan Oct 9, 2011

    I'll be there!
    Not sure what I'm bringing exactly but right now I'm considering:

    Jackie O's Dark App or Brandy Dark App
    Cafe Royale
    '10 Bourbon County Coffee
    '11 BA Blackout
    Mashal Zhukov
    '11 Darkness
    '10 Silva Stout
    My lovely label-less King Henry

    Can't seem to decide. Super excited about this one though!

    Always interested in some IP trades as well.
  35. leschkie

    leschkie Savant (495) California Jan 30, 2011

    I'll be there as the release happens to lie on my b-day weekend :) I'll definitely be bringing some west coast goodies with me to share to all you fine great lakes folk. If anyone is also interested in an IP trade, shoot me a message!
  36. AleWatcher

    AleWatcher Advocate (720) Illinois Jan 25, 2009

    Sadly the wife didn't consult me when she agreed to let her mother have our baby baptized...
    So not only is the kid going to be baptized-- he's getting it done on the day of the KBS release.

    I think this revelation destroys any argument put forth by St. Agustine.
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  37. GRBrew

    GRBrew Savant (295) Michigan Jan 12, 2009

    We've got plans for a nice tasting Friday that will continue Saturday morning.
  38. travMI13

    travMI13 Savant (355) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    Will be there with fellow BA, BeRanger. Likely fairly early. Not real sure what I am bringing; probably not anything too crazy. Maybe a bottle or 2 of Dark Lord and another thing or two. I will definitely be open to do some tasting and some trading.
  39. I should be there with the lady and my old man around 5-6am along with a cooler of goodies to be shared.
  40. redsand22

    redsand22 Aficionado (210) Illinois Mar 17, 2010

    will be there with a few other chicago BA's... anyone have a blacknote they are interested in trading? I have some bramble.. will have some double daisy cutter...better half?
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