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Official Founders in Tx....

Discussion in 'US - Southwest' started by icetrauma, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Hopefully this is not a repost. I apologize if it is but I didn't see another Founders thread on the 1st 5 pages.

    Yes, we all know the rumors and confirmation of talks with distributors but wouldn't it be nice to get some Doom! I am posting this because the release date coincides the target month of April.

    "Doom will be released in limited quantities across Founders’ distribution footprint beginning on Monday, April 22, and will be available at the brewery’s taproom through a ticketed release during the week of April 14. The brewery expects to release two more Backstage Series beers in 2013."

    Yes, KBS would be ideal but it will be on it's tail end unless, they hold back some till they arrive in Tx.
     
  2. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

  3. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    I noticed the 1st one but not the 2nd, yet I knew it was there. I must of skipped over it. Just trying to avoid the future clutter of Founders threads that are sure to appear in the months to come.
     
  4. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    I completely understand. I'm sure we will soon be bombarded with Founders information and it would be good to have one spot to find everything like JK and some others have. I was just answering your statement about "Hopefully this isn't a repost".
     
  5. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Not yet. :D
     
  6. Azzy

    Azzy Savant (300) Texas Jul 16, 2012

    You just want to be the one to start the official threads. Don't lie
     
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  7. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    From Founders' Facebook page...

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    Mark April on your calendars.
     
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  8. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    DAT CURMUDGEON
     
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  9. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    I kinda feel bad for my Midwestern trade partner, whose been making a living off of trading me GI and Founders stuff. Guess he'll have to expand out. :)
     
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  10. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    That's beautiful maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan.
     
  11. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    Great Lakes and Southern Tier are good too lol - Don't cut the poor guy off
     
  12. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (505) Texas Nov 27, 2011

    Oh no, never. I meant he's going to have to expand to include more MW offerings, since I won't need him to send me those 2 any more. :)
     
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  13. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Advocate (500) Nevada Jan 20, 2010

    Good to see that Texas is solid red. Not like some other breweries that will be here soon (starts with F and ends in irestone Walker). Their Texas would be all splotchy.
     
  14. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Do we know for sure that the entire state, other than west Texas beer wasteland, will be getting Founders? And Spec's tweeted today that FW will hit Houston in the 3rd quarter this year.
     
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  15. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    I won't lie - I've just been keeping tabs on if Houston is gonna get it. I'm betting we'll see Founder's in better grocery stores all over the state right along side all of our current craft options.
     
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  16. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    I'm hoping so.
     
  17. oh man....what Id do for an Edmond Fitzgerald right now...
     
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  18. gtermi

    gtermi Champion (750) Texas Apr 21, 2010

    Man I would die if we could get Great Lakes down here.
     
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  19. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    DAT CHRISTMAS CRACK!!! (I'm from Cleveland, OH)
     
  20. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    If you are out of Dat Christmas Crack I have 1 2010 and 1 2012 I could let go.
     
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  21. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    Do they really age well though? - My 2012's were tasting pretty flat after New Years but then again....back home I drank them ASAP so I'm used to them fresh. Even Great Lakes says not to hold on to them because the spices really fall off after a month or so IIRC

    Good to see that the beer heads in Texas know what Great Lakes is :)
     
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  22. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    The spices do fall off. I'm just tired of spiced beer and probably will not be getting around to them until next season. I've got me a ST and GLBC hook up up north. And to keep the thread on track, he was my Founders hook up as well.
     
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  23. jbeezification

    jbeezification Savant (415) Texas Jun 6, 2012

    If I could get that side by side with Founders Porter I would die a happy man.
     
  24. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Savant (345) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    Founders!!!!!be happy
     
  25. jgreeson

    jgreeson Aficionado (125) Texas Feb 24, 2010

    Made official this morning:
    http://foundersbrewing.com/latest-news/2013/founders-distribution-in-texas/

    [​IMG]

    Looks like we're going to miss out on Doom and KBS since no bottles until May-forward.
     
  26. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    Saw this and figured the timing was probably intentional. Looks like we're going to have to wait another year for a crack at some KBS locally....
     
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  27. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

  28. icetrauma

    icetrauma Savant (495) Texas Sep 7, 2004


    Would love to walk in and see a sea of Backwoods Bastards! Hoping for kegs of KBS and Doom!
     
  29. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Savant (325) Texas Aug 22, 2012

    Man, this is awesome. Can't wait to get my hands on some Founders.
     
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  30. acbe

    acbe Savant (300) Texas Jul 23, 2011

    Come on, October!
     
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  31. I hope they do it up like Firestone Walker, since I was able to get some Sucaba on tap, and others were able to get a hold of the Sucaba/Parabola/Anniversary bottles.
     
  32. lokieman

    lokieman Savant (475) Oklahoma Jan 20, 2011

    All 6 of them in Austin...was a little ticked that a brewery the size of FW and with the production that they have they could only spare 6 bottles for the entire capitol of TX. Unless I was misinformed of course...
     
  33. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Yeah... 1 case of Anniversary (6 bottles). 2 cases of Parabola (24 bottles), 6 cases of Sucaba (72 bottles) is what I counted on my FW expedition. :)
     
  34. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Savant (345) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    more bummed that I have to wait til October for breakfast stout than having to wait for KBS honestly
     
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  35. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Advocate (505) Texas Apr 13, 2010

    Just trade?
     
  36. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Initiate (0) Texas Apr 11, 2012

    Ahhh... BEK is handing Founders. Means Houston won't see shit until forever after other towns and will get smaller portions of limited releases.

    I guess it's great we are getting it, but as a Houstonian don't expect anything remotely limited to be easy to find.
     
  37. Phoenix2443

    Phoenix2443 Savant (345) Texas Jan 20, 2010

    Already have a steady supplier just would be nice to save some shipping
     
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  38. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    I wonder who will have it on tap in April and, Will we get Curmudgeon on tap?
     
  39. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Savant (335) Texas Sep 10, 2012

    October will not only be FBS but, also BCBS now that Goose Island is down here as well.
     
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  40. Lutter

    Lutter Advocate (650) Texas Jun 30, 2010

    Man, you're optimistic. :)
     
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