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2013 KBS Release Info

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

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  1. tommyz

    tommyz Devotee (420) May 28, 2007 Michigan
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    nope as it timed out..I thought I got screwed, but went into my email and it was there..
  2. Jose2412

    Jose2412 Initiate (86) Feb 25, 2012 Michigan

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  3. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (458) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Does anyone have, or remember the tap a list from last year? All I remember for sure is KBS of course, and being super impressed with BA Sumatra Brown. I can't recall if there were special tappings throughout the day.
  4. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Have fun at the bottle share(s) tonight and the party tomorrow ya'll. Someone grab Franks ass for me.
  5. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Initiate (0) May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Yesterday they had "Diamond" Mountain Brown *Bling Bling*, as part of their Class 1 beers :wink:
  6. dblab33

    dblab33 Initiate (0) Dec 9, 2011 Michigan

    I don't recall there being any special beers put on later in the day. Seemed like the list didn't change. Then again, I was burying my face in mass quantities of BA Sumatra all day so I'm probably wrong.
  7. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Devotee (458) Apr 23, 2010 Illinois
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    Yeah that was on tap last week. The whole taplist right now is the same stuff they've had since last week.

    Would love to see BS Sumatra on tap again.
  8. founder26

    founder26 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    Its funny that your like the 5th person to say this, but they have had the same taplist for the last month.
  9. nickMB

    nickMB Disciple (310) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    Anyone else crack a bottle yet? Had one last night and it started as amazing as I remember and it ended a pinch boozier then I remember. Either way, I'm not some yahoo that comes on here says Hopslam is more oniony this year but there was a heat that's either new or I forgot; probably forgot because my brain is clogged with malted hops and bong resin.
  10. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2012 Illinois
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    I had two bottles on Wednesday and found it to be less boozy than last year which was pretty hot fresh. I was surprised how well the bourbon was hidden among the other flavors, you can definitely taste it on the back end, but I expected more heat up front like last year.
  11. DoubleNickels

    DoubleNickels Initiate (0) Apr 22, 2012 Michigan

  12. Rons35

    Rons35 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2012 Michigan

    No line for beer pickup, I was in and out in 2 minutes. Didn't appear to be a line for the bar, it's definitely crowded though
  13. JPortillo

    JPortillo Initiate (187) Mar 12, 2012 Illinois
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    How's beer pick up lines looking right now?
  14. Rons35

    Rons35 Initiate (0) Aug 26, 2012 Michigan

    Non existent. Real good system they have set up for this
  15. atoulouk

    atoulouk Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2011 Indiana
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    Didn't crack a bottle yet, but I had it on tap last year and again this year and I think this year is better. More chocolate, not overly coffee loaded, more balanced bourbon flavor. I was impressed.
  16. Jaycase

    Jaycase Meyvn (1,097) Jan 13, 2007 Illinois
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    No line whatsoever for bottle pickup yesterday (~2 pm). Having the bottle pickup area separate from everything else was a great idea. Bar and taproom were crowded but not overly so. Certainly manageable. Food line seemed a bit long at times. There was reduced bar service in the outside tent but no line here at all so this was the place to get KBS on draft. Employees were all friendly and helpful in my experience. Beautiful weather to boot. I know others might have differing opinions but I thought it was well run and they did a great job on Saturday. Kudos to Founders.
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  17. Askchucky

    Askchucky Initiate (195) May 2, 2011 Illinois
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    First time at Founders. I thought everything was great. Got bottle within 5 minutes of getting there. Bottles in car about 5 minutes afterwards! Taproom never felt overly crowded. Draft line kept moving. Food took between 30-40 minutes but to be expected when taproom is at capacity. Really enjoyed everything. KBS on draft was great. $6 for 8oz pour, not going to get prices like that in Chicago!
  18. zrab11

    zrab11 Crusader (753) Dec 25, 2010 Indiana
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    I was there from 11am-2pm.. did the tap list stay the same all day or did they add anything else in the later afternoon/evening.. I had a great time. just curious if anything was added after I left
  19. mpwdoyle

    mpwdoyle Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2011 Illinois
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    Got my bottles Friday evening in about 90 seconds. Floored by how efficient everything was from Founders. The event Saturday morning was great, as KBS was cheap ($6) and there was plenty of room until about 2 PM or so. The food line created a pretty big wait, but going to Hopcat solved that problem.
  20. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    A single like was insufficiently expressing how logical and honest this post was. Cheers!
  21. riemster

    riemster Devotee (458) Mar 17, 2011 Ohio
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    I just got extremely lucky. Picking up 1 full case locally and driving 2 hours for another 2 4-packs while I get my Doctor of Pharmacy regalia. America, fuck yeah!
  22. profbobo

    profbobo Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2008 Colorado
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    Got 2 4-packs today, about 22 bucks per, limit 2 per person. The store I go to got 4 cases today, with another 4 coming in Wednesday. That's a huge improvement from 3 total cases last year.
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  23. deadonhisfeet

    deadonhisfeet Poo-Bah (1,505) Apr 23, 2011 Kentucky

    Congrats (on both the KBS and the degree)!
  24. nickMB

    nickMB Disciple (310) Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    you sure that's not a doctorate in hoarding. (just kidding)
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  25. riemster

    riemster Devotee (458) Mar 17, 2011 Ohio
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    Thanks. Hahaha. It very well may be for hoarding. Regardless of the actual degree, both were very expensive. LoL.
  26. Samjuan12

    Samjuan12 Initiate (197) Jun 17, 2012 Illinois
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    Congrats Buddy!

    It was just last year I was walking across the same stage....

    Today I got promoted to RxM, So here's a KBS to you and me!!!
  27. loki993

    loki993 Initiate (180) Apr 16, 2009 Michigan

    Is this about the general store release at Founders or just release info in general?
  28. leftyhyzer

    leftyhyzer Initiate (169) Jul 10, 2012 Indiana
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    All Release info...btw anyone know where I could get a four pack in southwest michigan. Thanx
  29. c64person

    c64person Devotee (431) Mar 20, 2010 North Carolina
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    Good luck, most the shops I have talked to said 1-2 bottle limit, charging $7-10, even though certain places said they were getting 4+ cases this year. It's not worth the truck chasing anymore this year, maybe they will have it on tap again at the Black Party.
  30. loki993

    loki993 Initiate (180) Apr 16, 2009 Michigan

    Kinda what I was thinking as well. I was going to comment, is anyone else kinda burned out on this? It just seems like its getting to be too much trouble. I just dont feel like, nor can I afford to, running around the state only to maybe get 4 overpriced bottles. I mean I was relying on being able to get tickets to the release but the fact that they were gone in half an hour and the site crashed in the process killed that idea.

    I then called my usual place where I get some and they informed me that they were only getting one case this year, not sure how many they got last year but it was definitely more. Well then I thought there was supposed to be more this year not less. Got the email from Champagnes and they're doing a one bottle allocation and I'm not driving all the way to Warren for one bottle.

    So I don't know I love the stuff, its one of my favorite beers but I think this year I have to kiss it goodbye because the chances of me getting any are getting slimmer by the minute. Oh well I guess, I still have plenty of Bourbon County left, but honestly I like KBS better. Maybe I could work out a trade...hmm thats an idea maybe.
  31. iceatalamo

    iceatalamo Initiate (183) Dec 13, 2011 Michigan
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    I agree for sure. I was lucky enough to get a case through the release, so a little less motivated. I love KBS, but as a general statement I am burnt out trying to keep up with releases and chasing down trucks. Plus the fact that they are upping the allocation out of state and have a wider footprint, them making more is not equating to more allocation for SE Michigan. I'll probably get 1 bottle from my local guy, but this isn't as fun as it used to be.
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  32. loki993

    loki993 Initiate (180) Apr 16, 2009 Michigan

    Your lucky. I actually forgot about the ticket sale, my fault yes, but still I was only about two hours late. Insanity. I seriously doubt I would have gotten one even if id been waiting there for them to go on sale honestly the way that whole thing went down.
  33. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2012 Illinois
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    It took me a full 45 minutes of constantly refreshing the web browser until I was able to finally score tickets. My shopping cart timed out at least 4 times before I was finally able to get through.
  34. loki993

    loki993 Initiate (180) Apr 16, 2009 Michigan

    Figured as much..
  35. iceatalamo

    iceatalamo Initiate (183) Dec 13, 2011 Michigan
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    I think it took me about an hour, and i did from the beach in the Dominican Republic. It was frustrating for sure, but in the end it worked out....this time that is. I was also able to trade for a ticket for my wife for less than $20 of beer and since the ticket was $5, to me it was worth it.

    Overall I agree this is very frustrating process and discouraging for a lot of beer enthusiast.
  36. Anonymous1

    Anonymous1 Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2012 Illinois
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    Yeah, I agree. Looking back, waiting in line all night for the beer was much more fun. *not being sarcastic*

    At least I knew I was going to get something if I got in line vs. the randomness of maybe getting a ticket online if I was lucky enough to get the BPT servers to let me in.
  37. FedgE_The_Beer_Baron

    FedgE_The_Beer_Baron Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2013 Illinois

    ive got a 12oz bottle of bcbs to trade for a kbs
  38. loki993

    loki993 Initiate (180) Apr 16, 2009 Michigan

    It is. They've finally pushed me over the edge. Its too much effort for too little reward. I'm not running all over the state to maybe peice together one over priced 4 pack. If I could go place and be guaranteed a 4 pack them maybe but the biggest allocation Ive seen this year has been two bottle and on top of that whatever they get while allocation two bottle may last a half an hour. Then you get people lining up, so what now I'm waiting in a line for who knows how long to maybe get a bottle or two. Its gotten out of hand.
  39. FedgE_The_Beer_Baron

    FedgE_The_Beer_Baron Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2013 Illinois

    i took off work this morning rode 30 minutes to the nearest binny's in the cold on my motorcycle, managed to get one bottle $7. the guy said from the time they opened and the 30 minutes it took me to drive they sold out half the case. (basically sold half the case from half and hour from when the store opened)
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