Founders Backwoods Bastard

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  1. wvsabbath

    wvsabbath Poo-Bah (1,837) Apr 29, 2010 West Virginia
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    Paid almost 70$ for a case. Now I have 2011, '12 and '13 bottles sitting in fridge ready for a vertical but haven't been able to meet up with friends yet due to holiday work schedules cause im not going to drink 3 bottles by myself at one sitting.
     
  2. stevegoz

    stevegoz Disciple (305) May 5, 2008 Illinois
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    Last year one place I frequent charged 8 bucks each -- and I actually bought two.

    This year they stopped consuming huge amounts of crack rocks, and I was able to get two 4 packs for $11.99 each.
     
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  3. AaronRodgersMVP12

    AaronRodgersMVP12 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2013 Wisconsin

  4. abaculy

    abaculy Initiate (0) Sep 14, 2005 Michigan

    I got a case from from Founders for $72 out the door. It lasted 7-10 days in bottles but is still on tap.
     
  5. TheOriginal

    TheOriginal Initiate (109) Feb 6, 2011 North Carolina

    Fantastic beer! I first started drinking craft beer round bout 2006. Within the past 2-3 years Backwoods is one of those beers that no longer sits around. I always remember this beer and Founders Harvest Ale being available for weeks at my local #1 spot several years in the past, among other beers that I can't remember off hand.

    I have probably spent a small fortune over the past 7-8 years purchasing and drinking a variety of beers, and I always remember this one being an all-time favorite. It is unfortunate I can no longer seem to get any, but I still remember it being a great beer so drink it will you can!
     
  6. jzeilinger

    jzeilinger Poo-Bah (9,627) Dec 4, 2004 Pennsylvania
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    Totally agree. (And with that avatar, who's going to question things?)
     
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  7. stevegoz

    stevegoz Disciple (305) May 5, 2008 Illinois
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    Does anyone have any sort of guesstimate as to how much BB Founders produces annually compared to KBS?
     
  8. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Disciple (304) Apr 5, 2013 New Jersey

    Hunterdon hasn't released it yet. Probably the week after Thanksgiving it should hit shelves, if not the week after that.

    If what NJ's Founders distributor is correct, it's about 1.5x more BW than KBS. We get 80 or so cases of KBS and maybe 120 BW.
     
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  9. Gr1mmy77

    Gr1mmy77 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2013 South Carolina

    It's pathetic how some places and states gouge the shit out of you for the same beer... No way in gods green earth should I be paying 7$ more per 4pack than you guys up there!!! I can understand a few bucks for the shipping distance, but not that much!
     
  10. ohiobrew

    ohiobrew Initiate (156) Apr 27, 2013 Ohio
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    I paid $18.99 for a 4pk this year. Seemed high, but I really wanted to try it since I hadn't tried it before.
     
  11. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    The flavor profile is insane once warm. I drank one at cellar temp and one at room temp and both were amazing
     
  12. JJStout83

    JJStout83 Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2013 Virginia

    Caught it on nitro at The Birch in Norfolk, VA. Amazing brew!
     
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  13. JonB25

    JonB25 Devotee (443) Jun 2, 2013 Delaware
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    I paid $12.99 yesterday in Williamsport PA Wegmans, they had 2 cases.
     
  14. papat444

    papat444 Initiate (0) Dec 28, 2006 Canada (QC)

    Here's hoping there will be some left when I hit VT late next month.
     
  15. geneseohawk

    geneseohawk Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2008 Illinois

    For those of you who stated "I picked up my case"- holy shit- life must be good for you........
     
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  16. steebo777

    steebo777 Devotee (407) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    It's not that expensive.
     
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  17. Preluderl

    Preluderl Zealot (502) Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    It came and went very quickly in my neck of the woods. Only saw it in stores once which was the day I picked up my four pack.
     
  18. DeltaFoxtrot

    DeltaFoxtrot Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2010 Florida

  19. geneseohawk

    geneseohawk Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2008 Illinois

    Not what I meant- to be able to get a case is great!
     
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  20. jbck109

    jbck109 Aspirant (221) May 30, 2010 Michigan

    Take a drive up to MI and grab a case from the brewery, should be around for a couple more weeks or so.
     
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  21. Diotima

    Diotima Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013 Wisconsin

    Where? Otto's?
     
  22. AaronRodgersMVP12

    AaronRodgersMVP12 Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2013 Wisconsin

    yeah, couple weeks ago
     
  23. BigPlay1824

    BigPlay1824 Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2010 New York

    Drinking it now and I honestly believe it to be one of the greatest beers ever made
     
  24. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia

    Brewing me a scotch ale tonight, while sipping on some inspiration. AKA Backwoods Bastard.

    Fantastic beer. KBS be damned.
     
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  25. AnchorDrops

    AnchorDrops Initiate (0) May 11, 2013 Michigan

    Still seeing it around town here in MI, paying around $12/4pk
     
  26. scotorum

    scotorum Poo-Bah (2,033) May 28, 2013 Massachusetts
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    My experience too, in Western Mass. Only one of over a dozen stores I've been to in the past month has claimed to have had any Backwoods, and it was all gone before I showed up. Meanwhile a buddy in NH has been telling me week after week for over a month now that there are tons of it on the shelves in his state. W T H is going on with the distribution? I can understand a distributor or a store holding back for one reason or another, but over a month?

    Which brings up another small beef. You go to the Founders website, they have a nice beer finder feature. But it only includes some of their offerings, not everything, and not Backwoods. Wish they'd make us privy to where they ship ALL their stuff, not just the ones they choose to list. Then maybe I would at least know where to call to see if there is any left, without bothering the local distributor.
     
  27. lic217

    lic217 Savant (922) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    In Ct I just got it for 9.79. Maybe it was a mistake...
     
  28. markdrinksbeer

    markdrinksbeer Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2013 Massachusetts


    I was actually just going to check Table and Vine and Liquors44 for the BB... I haven't noticed any there the last few times I have been out.
     
  29. ArkyVaughan

    ArkyVaughan Meyvn (1,063) Nov 1, 2013 New Jersey
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    I haven't seen it in NJ yet, so I hopped across the border and picked up some 4-packs in NY. $10.99/4-pack.
     
  30. solo103

    solo103 Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2012 Florida

    Man I just opened a 2012 and it is drinking fantastic!
     
  31. Spinaltapped

    Spinaltapped Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2013 Illinois

    I had it on tap for the first time last night and HOLY. SHEESH.
     
  32. ShemRahBoo

    ShemRahBoo Initiate (0) Jan 28, 2010 New Jersey

    One case of this per year may not be enough
     
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  33. SteelSaw

    SteelSaw Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2013 Indiana

    This is one of my top beers. I managed to find it at a big party store in Michigan that is like a half hour from Founders. They said they were getting five cases a week until it is all gone. They said availability was higher this year.

    I inquired about KBS, and they said it was mentioned they will be getting less this year than normal :slight_frown:. That stuff is tough to get ahold of.
     
  34. tsauce2

    tsauce2 Zealot (564) Oct 12, 2011 Indiana
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    I thought this years' batch was not as sweet as previous years, which I like. This beer ages phenomenally, imo.
     
  35. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2012 Georgia


    Never said it drinks bad. A Backwood Bastard is good no matter what. But, aging it IMO, does it no real good. Those wonderful coconut/vanilla barrel notes start to run off, the beer gets slightly sweeter, and if you like it, the smoke comes out slightly better with some age.

    It's fun to lay some bottles down and experiment, but if you like it fresh, it won't get any better from my experience.
     
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  36. ChefHopMeister

    ChefHopMeister Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2010 Virginia

    I enjoy BWB but found it's much better with some age behind it. Starting experimenting with it a couple years ago. With about a year behind it seems to be a sweet spot. Much better than fresh IMO. Drinking some from last years release, buying some this year to drink next.
     
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  37. Mbennett

    Mbennett Initiate (0) Jun 16, 2011 New York

    Probably my favorite beer from Founders. Had a 2012 on draft last week, however I enjoy fresh 2013 bottles much more.
     
  38. mikeincharleston

    mikeincharleston Initiate (0) May 1, 2009 North Carolina

    Got a 4 pack at whole foods for 10.99. Wasn't even looking for it. Was getting a piece of fish to take to a friends and there was a big display
     
  39. gkoz

    gkoz Aspirant (299) Apr 22, 2013 Arizona

    love this beer. dangerous at 10% though... cant hang like i used to in my younger days lol
     
  40. ZachKelly

    ZachKelly Initiate (0) Dec 25, 2012 Virginia

    I have seen it vary between about $10 and 12 a 4 pack. One bottle shop has it in packs for $12.50 and singles for $3.50
     
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