Release Founder Brewing Co. to release DKML

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by Gregf51, Jun 9, 2017.

  1. MaltheadWeirdo

    MaltheadWeirdo Aspirant (217) Nov 18, 2015 Pennsylvania

    Central PA -- although two local distributors just did finally get Doom this week.

    There were still plenty of 4-packs of KBS at the Weis Markets in Muncy PA a few weeks ago. I don't know if it's still there.
  2. Shmuffalo

    Shmuffalo Aspirant (241) Feb 26, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    KBS is plentiful in Erie
  3. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,577) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Some folks have called KBS a shelf turd because it lasted more than a day in some markets. Not a shelf turd if it sold out most places within a few days, which it did. Might still be on some shelves, but increased production has gotten Founders closer to meeting demand, and there are bound to be some places where it may last weeks. They'll adjust accordingly next year. CBS is a different animal because it uses more rare maple syrup barrels. To bad they wasted some of those maple barrels on Frootwood.
  4. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Meyvn (1,161) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Okay, I finally had Doom a few nights ago. I enjoyed it quite a lot. I thought it was very bourbon barrel-forward, yet not boozy or harsh. The malt presence was big but the oak tannins and hop bitterness on the finish dried it out. I thought it was dangerously drinkable for its abv. It smells and tastes immense but is not hard to drink. I thought it was great, but I will agree that it didn't seem very IPA-like. Some piney bitterness on the finish. It reminded me more of something like BBA Arrogant Bastard than 120 Minute IPA.
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  5. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,577) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    I suspect that barrel aging presents a dilemma to brewers; they will want to barrel age it long enough to taste, yet wouldn't the "time in the barrel" be counting against the IPAs "hop freshness clock"? Maybe they need to hop the hell out of it to allow more time in the barrel?
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  6. BumpkinBrewer

    BumpkinBrewer Disciple (353) Jan 6, 2010 Massachusetts
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    What does DKML stand for?
  7. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Disciple (397) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia

    ** Malt Liquor... perhaps Donkey Kick Malt Liquor
  8. Prager62

    Prager62 Poo-Bah (1,627) May 7, 2010 Indiana
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    Dick Kicker Malt Liquor:stuck_out_tongue:
  9. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Poo-Bah (1,717) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Yeah. I thought I saw somewhere that Founders might dry-hop DKML after aging in the barrel. Imo they should have done that with Doom.
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  10. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,577) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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  11. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,577) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    So when is DKML supposed to be released - more specifically than "this summer"? Some early speculation said July. Are the barrel series coming out every-other month? CBS is reportedly coming out in December, so working backwards, that would bring BWB in October, then DKML in August. Or working forward, Doom was released in late May, so then DKML would arrive in July. Anyone hearing anything through distributors?
  12. BaseballNBeer

    BaseballNBeer Initiate (176) Apr 22, 2015 Michigan
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    It hits the taproom July 1st, with distro starting right after.
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