Founders Breakfast Stout

Discussion in 'New England' started by OrangeAmps, Aug 17, 2012.

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  1. OrangeAmps

    OrangeAmps Initiate (172) Dec 25, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Hey all,

    saw that julio's posted today concerning FBS. has it hit anywhere else around the boston area? Im going to be in the neighborhood this weekend, and was just wondering if anyone had seen any yet.

    Is it me, or is it a little early this year? Not that i mind!
     
  2. jlordi12

    jlordi12 Devotee (469) Jun 8, 2011 Massachusetts

    I know bwx has some.
     
  3. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Disciple (375) Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    It is a bit earlier than last year for sure but that's how things have been going with seasonal releases for some time now. I really do hope this goes year round like it's supposed to.
     
  4. jbertsch

    jbertsch Meyvn (1,219) Dec 14, 2008 Massachusetts

    Yeah I got some on Tuesday this week at Whole Foods in Dedham. I was surprised to see it for 2 reasons:
    - Seems a little earlier than normal for the release this year - nothing wrong with that :slight_smile:
    - This particular Whole Foods usually gets their shipment of seasonals/limited releases a week or two after everyone else. It always seems like they're last on the distro list. But somehow, they got FBS bottled fewer than 2 weeks ago.
     
  5. koflaherty

    koflaherty Initiate (150) Nov 11, 2009 New Jersey
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    I picked up the last 4 pack at Blanchard's West Roxbury a few days ago. Dated 8/6 I think. That's the only place I've been to lately, but they're not usually early. The Blanchard's in JP tends to get a lot of Founder's and they might still have some.
     
  6. Kinsman

    Kinsman Champion (853) Aug 26, 2009 California

    Seems like it quickly made it's way to the better beer shops throughout eastern MA. I decided to check a store in Tyngsboro last night and found plenty. Bottled on 08/01... I wish more IPAs would hit the shelves this quickly.
     
  7. loupap

    loupap Zealot (559) Jun 21, 2008 Rhode Island

    The official release date is Sept 4. Even beer gets "leaked" these days . . . ..
     
  8. benbking

    benbking Aspirant (211) Dec 11, 2009 Rhode Island

    They have Founders Breakfast Stout at Boston Wine Exchange
     
  9. Gatch

    Gatch Poo-Bah (2,063) Nov 29, 2006 Rhode Island
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    Marlboro Wine & Spirits Co. received a few cases yesterday.
     
  10. mmmaaattt

    mmmaaattt Initiate (176) Jan 8, 2012 Massachusetts

    Blanchard's in JP has it. They just put them out.
     
  11. DelicateDelirium

    DelicateDelirium Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2012 Massachusetts

    Blanchard's in West Roxbury isn't sold out as of an hour ago at least, but they are keeping them in the back so you have to ask for it and they are only 1 4-pack per customer
     
  12. JDurand

    JDurand Initiate (111) Jan 29, 2007 Connecticut

    Anyone seeing it in CT?
     
  13. RKing44

    RKing44 Devotee (403) Mar 6, 2012 Massachusetts

    How bout the North Shore? Anyone see it at Vinnin's?
     
  14. cappy201

    cappy201 Initiate (119) Mar 25, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Plenty at Julio's in Beverly (as of yesterday)
     
  15. cbutova

    cbutova Poo-Bah (4,339) Oct 10, 2008 Massachusetts
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    Julio's in Westboro got some but I think it sold out on the first day (big surprise). Well, someone bought the last 6 4-packs that were out right after I picked one up and they said that they will just have to settle for one case this week. After talking with one of the workers about it for a while, I was basically told that they will be getting a TON this year and they expect another shipment next week.

    Besides that I know that Spirit Haus and Tru Beer out in Western MA got some (from Facebooks).
     
  16. DonFrap

    DonFrap Zealot (506) Feb 27, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Brookline liquor mart had some yesterday
     
  17. vbiliyar

    vbiliyar Aspirant (200) Jan 13, 2008 Wisconsin

    Bauer has some. Checked ~3 hours ago.
     
  18. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue Initiate (0) May 1, 2011 Maine

    I was hoping to find some in Maine today but no dice. I don't think I've ever anticipated a beer so much and I don't know how much longer I can stand waiting for it's arrival.
     
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  19. dennho

    dennho Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2006 New York

    I was told Yankee Spirits in Sturbridge had some this afternoon. 1 4pk limit. I was told by a friend he got the last 4pk at Julios around 4:00. They told him they were getting more in next week.
     
  20. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Poo-Bah (1,777) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    How can you guys get FBS before the release date and restock before that. I'm not hatin but my beer people looked at me like a crazy guy when I mentioned breakfast stout today.(Pennsylvania here)
     
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  21. bkny27

    bkny27 Initiate (0) Sep 25, 2007 Massachusetts

    I bought a 4pk at Whole Foods River Street in Cambridge today... that seemed to be the last one. Was pretty shocked to even see it, thought it was more late Aug/Sept release.
     
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  22. jomobono

    jomobono Aspirant (259) Mar 12, 2012 Massachusetts

    I bought a 4 pack today at Julios.
     
  23. bootdown21

    bootdown21 Disciple (362) May 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    It has hit Hartford County on Thursday and is still on the shelfs in some places. M&R in Avon had at least four 4pks left as of Friday night while Liquor Depot only had one (which I bought). Bottle date 8/1/2012.

    Good luck!
     
  24. messrock

    messrock Initiate (83) Dec 9, 2010 Massachusetts

    this was the story last year. That magical supply never happened. The second shipment ended up in a handful of cases per store, if any at all.

    No sir, I ain't believing it.
     
  25. JDurand

    JDurand Initiate (111) Jan 29, 2007 Connecticut

    Was able to pick some up at M&R...thanks.
     
  26. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (555) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Any sightings in South Shore, MA area? Dying to try this stuff.
     
  27. JaredKent

    JaredKent Initiate (0) May 11, 2011 Rhode Island

    I just put the order in for 5 cases (we'll see what I actually get) at our store in RI. Unfortunately we wont be getting it early. We'll be seeing it around the normal September release date.
     
  28. sandman3479

    sandman3479 Disciple (318) Dec 8, 2006 Connecticut
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    My buddy picked up a case today by the casino's
     
  29. slangtruth

    slangtruth Initiate (126) Jan 8, 2012 Kentucky

    What's the real deal with availability on this? I saw a lot in a Western MA store on Friday, but didn't get it because I was in to buy cheap beer for the weekend, and figured since the actual release date was still weeks off it would still be there when I went back next week. Does it usually come and go that quick?
     
  30. PackieMcHopHead

    PackieMcHopHead Initiate (110) Oct 1, 2009 Massachusetts

    Picked some up at Redstone's in Stoneham around noon today. Not much left though.
     
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  31. messrock

    messrock Initiate (83) Dec 9, 2010 Massachusetts

    Picked one up around 9. Prob 2 or 3 4-pks left.
     
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  32. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Crusader (721) Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    Heh? There was a pretty decent amount of FBS last year. It's very popular, but it comes in multiple shipments, and people only really go nuts for the first shipment. Subsequent shipments usually linger a bit. I casually grabbed 3 or 4 4-packs last year, and passed over countless more...

    FBS is one of those beers you're better off buying at the non-mega stores. A place like Julio's probably gets 5x the amount, but also has 100x the demand.
     
  33. KBrennan1000

    KBrennan1000 Initiate (90) Sep 20, 2010 Massachusetts

    Man, we were told there was no way we could get any before Sept. 4. Either someone's holding out on us or we just don't get the special treatment that stores with 100 times our buying power do. I just hope they leave some for us by the release date.
     
  34. pjs234

    pjs234 Devotee (469) Jun 29, 2008 Connecticut

    Both CT Beverage Mart in New Britian and Harvest in West Hartford have some. Both only got a case each and both have bottle limits (CT Bev - 1 bottle and Harvest - 2 bottles).
     
  35. ksc5804

    ksc5804 Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2010 Massachusetts

    south shore is always a week or 2 behind city because the distributorcan not get its act together
     
  36. cbutova

    cbutova Poo-Bah (4,339) Oct 10, 2008 Massachusetts
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    I agree with cbeer on this one. Last year it was extremely easy to find FBS at any store that gets Founders distro. Like hole in the wall stores that aren't even on BA had it for 4-5 months after it was released. Last year Julio's got 2 if not 3 shipments and each time it was a very large amount (20+ cases, one time there was like 40 cases on the floor). It lingers pretty well in stores not named Julio's and Table and Vine, not really sure what goes on in Boston.
     
  37. messrock

    messrock Initiate (83) Dec 9, 2010 Massachusetts

    I'm going to the wrong stores. Spots around here (North Shore, inside 128 belt) were dry 2, maybe 3 weeks after initial shipment. When the second shipment hit it was a couple of cases, if any at all, per store.
     
  38. HevvyMetalHippie

    HevvyMetalHippie Aspirant (201) Nov 16, 2010 Massachusetts

    They have odds and ends there that are very curious. Found some weird Mikkeller there once and no one seemed surprised or even knew what it was...strange
     
  39. sjverla

    sjverla Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2008 Massachusetts

    Gordon's in Watertown looked to have at least another case or so when I was in on Saturday.
     
  40. Providence

    Providence Crusader (706) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Any sighting's in Rhode Island or Southern Mass. (Yankee in Attleboro didn't have it this past Saturday)?
     
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