2013 KBS Release Info

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by CellarGimp, Jan 11, 2013.

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  1. SteelersX

    SteelersX Disciple (367) Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    [q="JohnB87, post: 833466, member: 580015"]I entirely see your point. Back in the day, it was much more available. Even two years ago, you could get a case at a time from stores in Michigan.

    However (to bring up a sore subject from last year), to say that people who waited in line for 10+ hours in the cold shouldn't receive their full allotment is BS. First come, first f-ing served; especially considering they announced (pretty much) how much they had to sell.[/quote]
    I dont disagree with. Just saying that a select few here talk about etiquette when it's convenient for them.
     
  2. FEUO

    FEUO Disciple (325) Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    I'm willing to make the 3 hr trek even on a school night.
    May do Thursday but the idea of it being available on tap on Saturday is very appealing.
     
  3. travMI13

    travMI13 Aspirant (213) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
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    I don't entirely disagree, even though I benefited from the change, but you have to look at it from a business perspective. No matter what they did, a lot of people were going to be upset. They chose the path of least resistance, and the way they thought they could please the most customers. Can't fault them for that.

    Although, like I said, I definitely understand your perspective.
     
  4. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (0) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Yeah, my gripe about the situation last year was that I saw the line and knew I wasn't going to be able to be in the first 300 if I had gone back and slept. So I went back, grabbed all the warm shit I could find and jumped in line around the 180 mark (2 a.m.). If I had known ahead of time that 600 people would get the same amount, you bet your ass I would have gone back and slept for an hour or two.

    But this is a new year... with tickets! Although drinking in line is fun, I much prefer the guarantee that the ticket provides.
     
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  5. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Standing in line and sharing bottles is 60% of the fun...Lets get a bottle share together at the Holiday Inn on Friday night, drink alot of good bottles (we can even arrange chairs in a line), and then head over to Founder's on Saturday and drink the shit out of KBS on tap (sitting down again, and warm). I don't know what crunchy jams they have planned for Saturday but you bet your ass I will be gripping a snifter of KBS all day and hopefully my hand will be black by the end of the night.
     
  6. forrestbetts

    forrestbetts Initiate (67) Nov 29, 2007 Illinois

    You must not be near Chicagoland or a major metro area, no?
     
  7. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    I'm in the Detroit Metro area. No joke, there is a couple 4 packs just sitting on the shelf.

     
  8. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (505) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    As soon as you post where it is, we'll make sure that status is removed with a quickness ;)
     
  9. Mattmc1973

    Mattmc1973 Initiate (167) Jun 4, 2008 Michigan
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    "March 30 marks the first day KBS will be available on tap."

    Is it me, or is this lame? If I get a ticket to any day but Saturday, I don't get to have any KBS on tap while there? If they're going to have a 4-day KBS release, why not KBS on draft all 4 days?
     
  10. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    Cause then they wouldn't bottle as much, resulting in countless BA's getting their panties in a bunch and making countless threads whining about how they didn't get enough bottles.

    Anybody can go on saturday and drink KBS on tap. You don't have to have a ticket for saturday or ANY day for that matter, you can say screw the bottle release entirely and relieve some stress.
     
  11. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (449) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    I believe they have a specific amount set aside for each day so its guaranteed to be on tap every day of the release.
     
  12. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Initiate (0) Sep 19, 2012 Illinois

    No.

    It pretty specifically/explicitly explains that the FIRST day KBS will be on tap is Saturday. They even underline the word 'first'.
     
  13. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (449) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Ooops you are correct.
     
  14. jampics2

    jampics2 Meyvn (1,451) Dec 19, 2008 Ohio
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    Yes, this is totally lame. If there's enough of this beer to bottle and distribute (especially to all those shiny new markets Founders has entered in the past 2 years) then there should be enough to have on tap at your brewery for locals to enjoy for at least a week, which would include a few kegs for every day of pickups.
     
  15. Jose2412

    Jose2412 Initiate (86) Feb 25, 2012 Michigan

    Well, Brown paper tickets is now broken.
     
  16. wizzy

    wizzy Initiate (134) May 20, 2006 Michigan

    Managed to get it in my cart, but can't get past the four challenge/acknowledgement questions. "waiting for site"...
     
  17. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (449) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Same
     
  18. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    can't even get my ticket in the damn cart
     
  19. moefriedman

    moefriedman Aspirant (207) Feb 15, 2012 Illinois
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    F it! At least I got alot of Peruvian Morning
     
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  20. ikaika122

    ikaika122 Initiate (166) Apr 16, 2011 Illinois
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    Me either and Saturday has sold out in the meantime
     
  21. wizzy

    wizzy Initiate (134) May 20, 2006 Michigan

    Took about 4-5 mins to make it past that page, now waiting after entering my cc number.
     
  22. THEWOOD279

    THEWOOD279 Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2009 Illinois

    Was able to get Friday in the cart, answer questions, put in CC info and hit confirm.....then nothing

    checked my bank and I do have a 5 dollar charge there...so fingers crossed
     
  23. THEWOOD279

    THEWOOD279 Initiate (0) Nov 20, 2009 Illinois

    just got the confirmation email BOOYAH!
     
  24. mpwdoyle

    mpwdoyle Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2011 Illinois
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    Website crashed after I hit "Complete Order." Now to wait...
     
  25. wizzy

    wizzy Initiate (134) May 20, 2006 Michigan

    I now have a url that has the word confirmation in it, but page not loading (spinning, not an error).
     
  26. marcgo2

    marcgo2 Initiate (71) Nov 16, 2010 Illinois
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    You'd think BPT would have been ready for this.
     
  27. wizzy

    wizzy Initiate (134) May 20, 2006 Michigan

    Purchase completed!
     
  28. mpwdoyle

    mpwdoyle Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2011 Illinois
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    Check your email? Maybe a confirmation was already sent.
     
  29. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    i can't even load the event page anymore
     
  30. jroberge1981

    jroberge1981 Initiate (167) Apr 4, 2009 North Carolina
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    What a crock... can't even get the site to load. "Web Page Not Available" every time I hit submit with my info.
     
  31. myersk27

    myersk27 Aspirant (273) Oct 21, 2011 Indiana
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    this is awful
     
  32. Jose2412

    Jose2412 Initiate (86) Feb 25, 2012 Michigan

    looked like saturday was sold out when i got it to load the last time. I cant make it to the add to cart page
     
  33. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (449) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    I was also stuck on the confirmation page after putting in CC info. I just kept hitting Complete Order or whatever it was. The site never loaded past that, but I got a confirmation email. So check that
     
  34. brycevolk

    brycevolk Disciple (321) Sep 28, 2009 Ohio
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    Such bullshit. On hold with BPT now.
     
  35. mpwdoyle

    mpwdoyle Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2011 Illinois
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    My cart expired. Bahahaha.
     
  36. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    What a crock of shit....
     
  37. Redpac

    Redpac Initiate (132) Aug 27, 2009 Illinois
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    Got the event page to load, says eveything is sold out
     
  38. Lansman

    Lansman Aspirant (235) Mar 19, 2011 Missouri
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    Order confirmation took 3 minutes after the checkout page at 10:03 AM (CT) but it finally went through eventually. Crazy traffic.
     
  39. Mattmc1973

    Mattmc1973 Initiate (167) Jun 4, 2008 Michigan
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    My confirmation page blew up, but I got email confirmation. So I got mine. The buddy I'm supposed to go with can't get in though. Nice.
     
  40. Askchucky

    Askchucky Initiate (192) May 2, 2011 Illinois
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    I was in the same situation. Nothing yet...
     
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