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Founders Launches KBS Week: March 18-22, 2014 (Grand Rapids), April 1st Release Date Elsewhere

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by Jason, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. Jnashed

    Jnashed Savant (310) Virginia Feb 14, 2014

    fishing is pretty good!
  2. RobDB

    RobDB Advocate (745) New Jersey Aug 31, 2009

    It is a beautiful new store to boot with great deals all the time. Good plan for both regulars and potential customers to get a chance at picking up this ridiculously limited beer, at least for NJ, and to showcase your new digs.
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  3. Cory-WC

    Cory-WC Savant (305) Florida May 31, 2013 Beer Trader

    I'm down in the Ft Lauderdale area. That would have been a fun event to go to. Hopefully I'll find something like that here! Thanks for the info
  4. BEERschlitz

    BEERschlitz Advocate (660) Michigan Oct 13, 2013 Beer Trader

    That and a way better basketball team... MSU is gonna kick Virginia's ass tonight!!! ;)
  5. themind

    themind Savant (495) New Jersey Mar 14, 2011

    We have wonderful smog.
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  6. themind

    themind Savant (495) New Jersey Mar 14, 2011

    Are you kidding???? our traffic jams kick your a$$!
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  7. themind

    themind Savant (495) New Jersey Mar 14, 2011

    Jersey has so many more restrictive laws that hamper our freedom and liberties, how can you say Michigan is better!
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  8. Monstro

    Monstro Savant (305) New Jersey Dec 5, 2009

    No problem. I'd keep an eye out for Lazer Wolf tapping it, I'm confident they'll be getting a keg. Cheers!
  9. Jnashed

    Jnashed Savant (310) Virginia Feb 14, 2014

    Quite possibly. But I'm a Gator fan;). Should be a good game.
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  10. themind

    themind Savant (495) New Jersey Mar 14, 2011

    North West Jersey, so you know how good our smog is.
  11. coldy

    coldy Savant (275) Delaware Sep 16, 2010

    Question....if it is released everywhere else on April 1, does that mean itis hsipping April 1,or everyone will actually have it prior, so that they can sell it April 1?
  12. Ckoz

    Ckoz Savant (405) Michigan Feb 15, 2014 Beer Trader

    They should have it on shelves that day. Correct me if im wrong but the distributors have it already and I'd bet most stores have it kept in the back already waiting for Tuesday
  13. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Savant (325) Virginia Sep 26, 2010

    I was told by my local store that the distributor has it, but that particular distributor makes their normal deliveries on Wed, so to expect it on Wed. I hope that if I believe that, I don't end up being an April Fool.
  14. core42

    core42 Advocate (735) Michigan May 5, 2010 Beer Trader

    A local store in Kalamazoo won't have it for sale until April 6th although I have seen several Texans in the Post your Haul thread w/multiple 4 pks already.
  15. Picked up a couple singles early on from the early birds then was able to buy 4-packs at the bigger locations but first come first serve. Had to be there when they released and ask. All in all I relish this beer as much as the Praire Bomb so glad to score a couple 4-packs. It will be released on Draft this coming Friday so will definitely be trying that as well to compare although I imagine the bottles are somewhat better.
  16. layinbrix

    layinbrix Savant (340) Colorado Jul 29, 2011 Beer Trader

    Their distributor in Kansas City is playing by the rules, KBS will be released on Tuesday the 1st.
  17. Donco

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

    My "sources" here in Philly tell me if it makes it onto shelves it will be April 3.
  18. Donco

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

    This is most likely correct. Distributors have it but won't deliver it to stores until at least 4/2
  19. BEERschlitz

    BEERschlitz Advocate (660) Michigan Oct 13, 2013 Beer Trader

    Says the guy who'll be there buying it all up on April 1st ;)
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  20. RKP1967

    RKP1967 Savant (325) Virginia Sep 26, 2010

    Guess I'll have to take BOTH Tues and Wed off from work, just to be safe. Already have a "doctors" appointment scheduled for Thurs morning, near my bottle shop.
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  21. If anyone is anywhere near south Jersey, there's a tapping of it Friday night at the Toga Bar at Caesars...I don't post often, but I'm not missing that for the world.
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  22. Donco

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

    Nah...but good luck if you want to drive around on April 1.
  23. BEERschlitz

    BEERschlitz Advocate (660) Michigan Oct 13, 2013 Beer Trader

    Probably not, I'll be at home drinking one of my 28 bottles
  24. mbbransc

    mbbransc Savant (390) North Carolina Mar 24, 2009 Beer Trader

    All my LBS have the same story; timing of shipments from Founders means our local distributor won't have it until APR 6th so probably won't be released here until APR 7.
  25. Jshari223

    Jshari223 Savant (345) Georgia Nov 13, 2013 Beer Trader

    Are you rural NC? If not, I wouldn't bet on that. We've had it at our distributor in Atlanta for over a week now. I just don't see it hitting us & not NC. I would look around for midnight tapping's tonight, and see if anyone has a keg. If there is a keg, there should be bottles.
  26. mbbransc

    mbbransc Savant (390) North Carolina Mar 24, 2009 Beer Trader

    I'm in the Triad. Tryon is the distributor and that's the same story he's told all our shops; Bestway, Stella, City Bev, Total Wine and Whole Foods.
  27. Trautwein09

    Trautwein09 Aficionado (190) Ohio Mar 25, 2013 Beer Trader

    Traveling to the Livonia, Michigan area for work on Thursday or Friday this week. Anyone know when KBS is expected to be on the shelves at the local bottle shops of this particular area? If I can score one or two bottles I will be a happy guy. Appreciate any good feedback.
  28. Fitze

    Fitze Advocate (700) South Carolina May 22, 2013 Beer Trader

    Was just told 291 cases for GA from a beverage warehouse manager in Savannah. It has been "held" in Atlanta for a bit and is on trucks for delivery today and sale tomorrow.
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    MPPHISH Aficionado (245) New York Apr 16, 2013

    Starting to see bottle releases being announced in NY for 4/1. Hope this means NY was distributed to already, if I get the call my 4 pack is in tomorrow it will certainly be the highlight of my day.
  30. I scooped a bottle at Brouwerij Lane in Greenpoint on Saturday. They said they had just gotten it in earlier that day. 1 per customer @ $8 a pop. You're welcome ;)
  31. LambicPentameter

    LambicPentameter Champion (950) Michigan Aug 29, 2012 Beer Trader

    Agreed about Bier Station--their staff is awesome. I'm there all the time (probably more than I should be).

    But you are both correct, sort of. Depending on how much they get of something, they'll put some out when they first get it, then re-stock that smaller cooler they have near the bar as it gets purchased. I know they held some of their Hopslam back for people who work to buy it after 5pm.

    And they also hold bottles back for the rare bottle raffle they do periodically, but I know for a fact they don't hold everything back. For example: I walked in there a couple weeks ago the day after they got their Shelton Bros. truck and the single Prairie Bomb! they had received was sitting there in the small cooler for the taking. I was stunned (and obviously elated). A bunch of other stuff--Crooked Stave, Fantome, Mikkeller, etc--was out on the shelves, but I think they held back their Cantillon for the next raffle.

    I think John takes the approach of trying to vary it as much as possible, because by doing that, they ensure that all types of people/customers get the chance to access high-demand beers. It's not just limited to those who can get in there at 11am when they open. Plus, it's pretty smart--by changing up how you put out your limited release beers, you increase the odds that the beer will get in the hands of your regulars. If there isn't a set-in-stone schedule each time, it's more likely to benefit the people who are in there with the most regularity.

    As far as I'm concerned, Bier Station is one of the better things to happen to KC beer culture in recent years.

    EDIT: do either of you know for sure--will KBS see stores tomorrow? I know releases can occasionally take extra time to get to KC, but not always...
  32. I know of 2 stores in CT that released theirs today so it's here....and most likely already gone. There's gotta be others who're already selling theirs too. And in the "some teen aged clerk is gonna get their ass chewed out when the beer manager finds out" dept....I have a friend in the Western Finger Lakes of NY who bought a case today at a grocery store......AND got a 20% case discount. He said it was $106 out the door
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  33. rocbrewcrew

    rocbrewcrew Aficionado (220) New York Dec 10, 2013 Beer Trader

    Which grocery store?
  34. GameFreac

    GameFreac Advocate (515) Georgia Apr 8, 2011 Beer Trader

    If anyone knows any stores north of Atlanta (Kennesaw, Acworth, Woodstock, Marietta) getting it, PM me.
  35. he said it was a Wegmans. Not really sure what town. They got a single case. He bought it.
  36. rocbrewcrew

    rocbrewcrew Aficionado (220) New York Dec 10, 2013 Beer Trader

    Wow I'm surprised they got it. Thanks for getting back to me.
  37. jaltland

    jaltland Savant (425) Pennsylvania Aug 13, 2009

    Pennsylvania will be seeing it tomorrow for stores that get their deliveries tomorrow. April Fools better not be fooling with me or I'll break some hips.
  38. basics

    basics Savant (295) North Carolina Oct 27, 2011 Beer Trader

    Triad here, heard April 8th from my guy at Total Wine today. Don't think Tryon delivers on Mondays
  39. Donco

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

    Don't think so. Stores in Philly that I've spoken to say they get their shipment on Wednesday.
  40. Tazman89

    Tazman89 Initiate (15) Illinois Feb 20, 2014

    south side of Chicago I got mine today.