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Founders Brewing 2013 Release Calendar

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by FATC1TY, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. FATC1TY

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    Looks like there were some changes.

    KBS moves to April, Reds Rye in bottles isn't year round, and they pulled Cerise, and brought back Rübæus in the summer.
     
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    D you have a link to the calendar?
     
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    It's disappointing that Red's Rye isn't going to be bottled year round. It's my goto sixer.
     
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    Can someone explain what the reds rye pa is in the specialty??
     
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    because it's not year round anymore?
     
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    They want to make sure it doesn't sit on shelves for too long. The hops fade a lot quicker in Red's Rye than they do in some of their darker beers.
     
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    But it's listed in year rounds. They need a better proof reader
     
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    Its available year round draft only, and will be a specialty 4pk in Sept-Oct.
     
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    It shows it being phased out in March is why...
     
  13. Bung

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    I guess I understand the chart, just not sure how many people are going to consider it "specialty". Certainly does not fit with the others.
     
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    I'm not sure you do.

    Why doesn't it fit with the others? Founders says it is a specialty now, so it's a specialty.
     
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    I was told by a buddy that the KBS production would be a bit higher... Is there any truth behind this?
     
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    It doesn't mean it will be sitting around on the shelves but yes, a lot higher in 2013!
     
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    there's supposed to be more, but there's more people that want it every year, which keeps the demand much higher than supply. i'd expect 1-2 bottle limits, jacked up pricing and dozens of threads with people losing their minds about it come march/april.
     
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    Easy there young fella...go back to trolling the yahoo message boards.
     
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    More what I was hoping for was that someone was going to say that they ran out of space on the chart and it is actually a red rye with some other treatment done to it.
     
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    Red's Rye is going to be year-round draft but a seasonal release in bottles because of cost and quality issues. More importantly, Breakfast Stout is moving to 6-packs, will be available longer, and will remain the same price.

    EDIT: Here's the full run-down from Founders' website.
    http://foundersbrewing.com/latest-news/2012/2013-availability-calendar/
     
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    Thanks for posting the release schedule, fatcity! cheers!
     
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    Founders explains on their blog. Basically it's expensive to make and doesn't stay fresh long, so making it a four-pack seasonal will keep quality up and justify a higher price.

    EDIT: Superfluous post, ndepriest covered it, nothing to see here...
     
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    Can't wait for kbs in april
     
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    I like that next year we get 2 more bottles of FBS for free*! Though I see it being a 10.99 sixer on many store shelves.
     
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    Anyone know much about rubaeus?
     
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    Thats a shame about reds rye, but at least they posted a lengthy and understandable explanation
     
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    Not a fan, so it doesn't matter much to me, but it is quite understandable. I see Red's Rye everywhere, all the time.
     
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    +1
     
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    They also keep expanding their distribution so while they might be making more, it seems the specialty beers are harder to get every year.
     
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    What's usually the limit on kbs release day? Also how much more was made this year?
     
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    Well, here we go....
     
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    I wonder what the Founders Sampler Case will be composed of now. Pale Ale replacing Red's Rye? Or, maybe, whatever brew is the current seasonal will be planted in along with Dirty Bastard, Porter, and Centennial IPA? That would be cool.
     
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    It's awesome, basically all you need to know. It also ages very well, for up to three years or so I'd say.
     
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    A four pack...
     
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    It WAS a case per person in the past. Due to the ridiculous amount of people who showed up last year they had to limit people to half a case.
     
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    Rubaeus is fantastic. When I first saw that they were bringing it back, I wondered if the success of Blushing Monk made it easier for them to move away from Cerise...I know the cherry crop blah blah blah, but it could have eased the pain for them. They still use their house yeast with Rubie, instead of the Belgian yeast they used in BM, correct?
     
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    I enjoy a few Cerise a year but around where I shop at lease it sits more than any other Founders beer. I'm pretty certain I can still go grab some of the last batch and possible even the one before that too.
     
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    Regarding my earlier post, I asked Founders. Pale Ale is replacing Red's Rye PA in the Sampler Cases that ship to the Pennsylvania market.
     
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    I picked up a couple 4 packs of Cerise at a local shop yesterday since they won't be releasing it anymore. Will this beer age well or should I drink them relatively quickly?
     
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