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Founders KBS release. Who's going?

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

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  1. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    No need to rub salt Brosef Goebbels
  2. Steimie

    Steimie Advocate (590) Michigan Jan 7, 2012

    Wow. Glad I chose to stay home, watch hoops, drink the brews that I've got. I'm getting 2 bottles of KBS from a local shop and will be more than happy with that.

    So am I being overly cynical to think that, given the number of folks that showed up so early, a large number of these bottles of KBS are going to show up on ebay and the like?
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  3. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    I'm about to do the same thing. My buddy and I decided to have our own "KBS day" and drink what we've got laying around.
    warbird07 likes this.
  4. CWBlues

    CWBlues Savant (385) Indiana May 4, 2011 Beer Trader

    I'm brewing with my buddies today. We have to kill a keg before we can fill it with a new beer, but I might bring one of my KBS along just for the hell of it.
  5. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Initiate (0) Illinois Nov 23, 2010

    Sounds like an awesome day to me. I've long since annihilated my supply of '11 KBS, which is why I was juiced to get there early this year.

    My 2 local BA friends (who are hot and cold on here) and I plan on starting to brew once it warms up a bit. I'm sure I'll be flooding the Homebrew forum with rook questions.
  6. jrcmlc

    jrcmlc Savant (325) Illinois Aug 8, 2011 Beer Trader

    Surprise half case limit
  7. mattyb

    mattyb Aficionado (200) Michigan Jun 8, 2005

    Glad I did my trades and decided to come home. I feel bad for all the people that camped out and will only get half a case or others that came from out of town and won't get any.

    Not worth it for me to wait five hours for 3 4-packs.
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  8. DrDoitchbig

    DrDoitchbig Savant (395) Michigan Jun 6, 2009

    I'm surprised there wasn't a riot. I'd be infuriated if I was one of the people who camped out for 12+ hours only to see my allotment cut in half. The whole point of going to the brewery ridiculously early is to guarantee yourself a case.
  9. wintbs379

    wintbs379 Savant (380) Michigan Mar 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    I want to see people who have been drinking since 6am or earlier, fumble around with 3 (4)pks and no box to hold them.
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  10. trginter

    trginter Savant (425) Michigan Dec 1, 2008 Beer Trader

    Founders probably should of brewed another kettle or two of the stuff.
  11. CWBlues

    CWBlues Savant (385) Indiana May 4, 2011 Beer Trader

    Are there special KBS snifters for sale? I'll happily set up a trade for one. BM me.
  12. abraxel

    abraxel Savant (395) Michigan Aug 28, 2009

    They greatly expanded their brewing capacity in the last year, so they'll have way more KBS next year, at least -- how much they decide to release at the brewery vs. put in distribution is another question.

    Not to rub salt in any wounds, but I'm glad I didn't make the trip out...
  13. mattyb

    mattyb Aficionado (200) Michigan Jun 8, 2005

    Founders and other breweries need to realize that these have crossed the line from release to event. It isn't the best way but I think they should treat it like any event with a limited product ie. concert with seats. They just need to sell tickets for a nominal price a couple weeks before the event. Sell as many tickets as there are cases to buy.

    It isn't perfect but at least that would alleviate some of the spontaneous disappointments(allocation cut in half), mules, people camping out, and people coming from out of town getting a hotel and striking out.
    Mscarpen, EricCioe and bigpanic like this.
  14. It is only beer.
    Vav, aorloski and Steimie like this.
  15. Oh well showed up at 6:30. Might have got the half case allotment had we stuck around....back to the D we went.
  16. Showed up with a couple other BA's from milwaukee. Got in line at 5 and didn't get anything. Oh well, heading to White Castle. Crave Case > case of KBS
    Msmith8814 likes this.
  17. semibaked

    semibaked Champion (830) Kentucky Mar 27, 2007 Verified

    Or just kept KBS in Michigan.
    hopnado, raymo55, RyanMM and 2 others like this.
  18. BrewNoob

    BrewNoob Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2012

    Well my consolation prize for today is visiting Bell's and Three Floyds. I can live with that.
    EricCioe likes this.
  19. wintbs379

    wintbs379 Savant (380) Michigan Mar 13, 2009 Beer Trader

    And they just added Iowa and Alabama for distribution
  20. DrDoitchbig

    DrDoitchbig Savant (395) Michigan Jun 6, 2009

    Let me get this straight. You arrived at 5 AM and even with the halved allotment you got shut out?
  21. Itoclown

    Itoclown Savant (310) Michigan Jun 19, 2008 Beer Trader

    Haha... typical. The hype ruined this event. I got there a half hour earlier than when I got the the CBS release and was pretty damn astounded to see the line. I ended up sharing some Black Note and a few other brews and did some trades. I left before the line opened to the bar. Looks like Founders may need to go the 3F or KtG route now and give tickets away prior. Again, as a local I could care less as I'll get more than enough from the pub and will find bottles from around the area... But I do feel bad for those that came from out of state and will get none.
  22. jeebus23

    jeebus23 Aficionado (185) Illinois Mar 19, 2010

    I bet they do tickets next year. Pretty crazy how many people showed up, and how early. I miss the old days.
  23. Yes sir. It's alright. We were upset at first, but that's how it goes. Not gonna try again next year. Great beer but there are plenty of others out there to drink.
  24. aherstein

    aherstein Disciple (60) Illinois Jul 27, 2011

    So are they officially out? I'm still in line and it's moving, albeit very slowly.
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