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Founders KBS Twin Cities

Discussion in 'US - Midwest' started by GopherPharmer, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. Just wondering how hard this is to find in the Twin Cities area. I have asked around at a couple stores and was surprised to find out some people have no clue what I'm even talking about. Any insight would be greatly appreciated.
     
  2. It's supposedly easier this year... For whatever that's worth. Last year was kinda hard to get some
     
  3. Thank you, do you know if most places received it right on April 1 or did it take a little while to reach shelves?
     
  4. No clue, probably dispersed over a week or so, like everything else
     
  5. jawzman

    jawzman Aficionado (210) Minnesota Mar 20, 2010

    The release of KBS has always been March 15th, but this year Founders has reworked the brewing schedule and its slated for April. I'm sure someone here knows the exact date, or check the Founders website.
     
  6. Founders website news release says that it hits their national distribution on April 1, the brewery release is this week, but I didn't know how soon it typically hits the market here
     
  7. incutrav

    incutrav Savant (315) Minnesota Jan 16, 2007

    Will be interesting to see if KBS price drops this year, as they note the MSRP will be in line with Harvest ale, etc, at 9.99. Maybe it's always been that and all stores charge a preimium but the cheapest I ever have seen it for was 16.99, more common at 19.99(if they even sell as a 4pk).
     
  8. I just I hope I can grab a bottle or two, I've never had it.
     
  9. Yeah that's my goal too since I've never had it either, good luck to you!
     
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  10. All of Founders 4 pack pricing is moving in line with Double Trouble EXCEPT Devil Dancer and KBS.
     
  11. Ish1

    Ish1 Savant (305) Minnesota Feb 25, 2010

    Not sure how much KBS we will see, but I'm stoked that there is so much CW Peruvian Morning around to drown my sorrows if I can't find enough KBS!
     
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  12. Just my luck I'll be on the road extensively for the next two weeks when this is likely to hit. Needless to say I'll be carting back some extra PtE and RR Sours from Santa Rosa if it does...can never have too much trade bait.
     
  13. KWMiles

    KWMiles Initiate (0) Minnesota Oct 23, 2012

    For the love of god...please don't use this thread to blow sleeper up stores when hear they have "cases and cases" of KBS that they can't seem to sell. Share with your friends, let the KBS love get around to non-hoarder types, too (not that hoarding is necessarily a bad thing). There will always be more beer!

    Cheers!
     
  14. grantcty

    grantcty Aficionado (235) Minnesota Feb 17, 2008

    So going by your own post, why are you asking someone not to post about "sleeper stores" with KBS if there will always be more beer? Seems to me you just don't want people outing your secret spots, but maybe I'm having a reading comprehension problem this morning.
     
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  15. maximum12

    maximum12 Champion (755) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008

    For the love of god...please share when you find stores that have seasonal, hard-to-find beers! :)

    Plenty of us have day jobs & at times in the past, the only way I've been able to grab a bottle or four-pack of something is because some generous soul posted that store "X" had the beer just at the right time for me to run by. I always appreciate it when someone publicizes a stash, & do what I can to share what I come across as well. And I'll wager the stores don't mind the publicity either. Win/win!
     
  16. maximum12

    maximum12 Champion (755) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008

    Stop that. Now I'm going to have to like one of your posts, & it pains me. o_O
     
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  17. KWMiles

    KWMiles Initiate (0) Minnesota Oct 23, 2012

    I work a day job, too, and have had plenty of experiences where the store I usually visit had been blown up on threads like this one earlier in the day, thus depriving me and other people of scooping up beers. Que sera. As always, just my opinion. People are going to do what they're going to do and I try not to be a hater.

    And yes, there's always more beer!
     
  18. maybe make friends who know where beers are and have them text you? this gives you a safer chance at getting them. if everyone posts that a store has something, then people will go there and get it before you or most of us for that matter, have a chance.
     
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  19. maximum12

    maximum12 Champion (755) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008

    Have several reat BAs that will message me & others about certain things, & more that I ask about hard-to-find stuff.

    Not posting I can understand. Discouraging others from posting runs counter to the sharing ethos that most of us try to live by.
     
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  20. I think it's more of a fear that hoarders/truck chasers will go to those shops and swoop up what they get immediately, basically screwing the rest of us. I definitely believe in sharing and trying to help out as much as possible, I have hooked up people with things they struck out on. I just don't want to give truck chasers any extra ammo.
     
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  21. mnphish

    mnphish Savant (375) Minnesota Aug 19, 2012

    bump, must get KBS...If I wind up dry i'm looking to trade 4x BCBS for 4 KBS IP
     
  22. morimech

    morimech Advocate (710) Minnesota Nov 6, 2006

    Purevian Morning > KBS. Relax fellas.
     
  23. How drunk were you when this was posted?
     
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  24. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    Just a heads up - although the official release date is tomorrow, the bulk of the accounts in MPLS and the west metro won't see their allotment until midweek.

    Also, it doesn't sound like this year's increase in production will have much weight in MN. Zipp's still hasn't received their allotment but they were told "probably only a case or two." Various west metro shops were told "maybe a case."

    Fuck that noise.
     
  25. incutrav

    incutrav Savant (315) Minnesota Jan 16, 2007

    Saw stacks of it at Cellars on Friday. 9.99 per 4pk.
     
  26. Gotti311

    Gotti311 Advocate (595) Wisconsin Mar 22, 2009

    No way, not even close.
     
  27. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Savant (340) Minnesota Jul 15, 2008

    ?!?!?!?
     
  28. dc55110

    dc55110 Advocate (525) Minnesota Oct 24, 2010

    4/1/13
     
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  29. hoeg0015

    hoeg0015 Savant (340) Minnesota Jul 15, 2008

    Shit. Even had my guard up.
     
  30. Cellars in Woodbury has KBS available this morning. Limit 1 bottle.
     
  31. maximum12

    maximum12 Champion (755) Minnesota Jan 21, 2008

    1 bottle? WTF?
     
  32. MNPikey

    MNPikey Advocate (500) Minnesota Feb 27, 2011

    Everyone had 1-2 bottle limits last year.

    Liquor Barrel Miracle Mile has it also, 2 bottle limit.
     
  33. chrisp450

    chrisp450 Savant (300) Minnesota Oct 23, 2012

    When was that? I just called and they claimed to be sold out?? Sounds like everyone in SLP is out... I'm guessing we had a few runners going from store to store...
     
  34. mnbearsfan

    mnbearsfan Savant (415) Minnesota Dec 25, 2009

    Glad I am not chasing this around today. I think I'll have a Peruvian Morning tonight to celebrate
     
  35. incutrav

    incutrav Savant (315) Minnesota Jan 16, 2007

    Tis a good alternative, at almost half the price as well. Of course there are rumblings of some infected 4pks again this year though(no foolin')
     
  36. That would really suck if there is some 4pks that are infected. I dig that it is about half the price!
     
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  37. XmnwildX12

    XmnwildX12 Champion (795) Minnesota Nov 12, 2010

    I've had 4-4pks with none infected yet, might have to get more now that I'll probably end up with no KBS. I am practically head over heels with Peruvian Morning at the moment though haha
     
  38. Cellars in Plymouth had some as of 1230pm. Limit 1 4 pack!!!! PRobably should hurry.
    He also said had a couple of truck chasers.
     
  39. Just a heads up - it'a in the metro now. ha ha
     
  40. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    Shit storm in full force. Shit birds are singing, the shit winds are blowing.
     
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