Founders Brewing 2013 Release Calendar

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

  1. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
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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.
  2. Lare453

    Lare453 Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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    D you have a link to the calendar?
  3. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Aug 10, 2010 New York
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  4. FATC1TY

    FATC1TY Feb 12, 2012 Georgia
    Moderator Subscriber Beer Trader

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  5. Lare453

    Lare453 Feb 1, 2012 Florida
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  6. pnkRed

    pnkRed Dec 1, 2009 Virginia

    It's disappointing that Red's Rye isn't going to be bottled year round. It's my goto sixer.
  7. Bung

    Bung Nov 5, 2007 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Can someone explain what the reds rye pa is in the specialty??
  8. mikeburd1128

    mikeburd1128 Oct 28, 2011 New Jersey

    because it's not year round anymore?
  9. okcommuter

    okcommuter Dec 25, 2012 Michigan

    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.
  10. Lare453

    Lare453 Feb 1, 2012 Florida
    Beer Trader

    But it's listed in year rounds. They need a better proof reader
  11. Monstro

    Monstro Dec 5, 2009 New Jersey

    Its available year round draft only, and will be a specialty 4pk in Sept-Oct.
  12. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    It shows it being phased out in March is why...
  13. Bung

    Bung Nov 5, 2007 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    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.
  14. Steimie

    Steimie Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    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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  15. gtermi

    gtermi Apr 21, 2010 Texas

    I was told by a buddy that the KBS production would be a bit higher... Is there any truth behind this?
  16. tlh1005

    tlh1005 Oct 1, 2009 North Carolina
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    It doesn't mean it will be sitting around on the shelves but yes, a lot higher in 2013!
  17. xnicknj

    xnicknj May 25, 2009 Pennsylvania

    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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  18. Bung

    Bung Nov 5, 2007 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Easy there young fella...go back to trolling the yahoo message boards.
  19. Bung

    Bung Nov 5, 2007 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    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.
  20. ndepriest

    ndepriest Feb 21, 2012 Georgia
    Beer Trader

    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.
  21. PatriotsRule

    PatriotsRule Sep 25, 2012 Massachusetts

    Thanks for posting the release schedule, fatcity! cheers!
  22. Omensetter

    Omensetter Nov 24, 2012 Minnesota
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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...
  23. BeerSnob218

    BeerSnob218 Apr 10, 2012 Texas
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    Can't wait for kbs in april
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  24. elshaggy

    elshaggy Jul 12, 2009 Minnesota

    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.
  25. dkuback3

    dkuback3 Dec 30, 2012 Ohio

    Anyone know much about rubaeus?
  26. Steimie

    Steimie Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

  27. dickieb

    dickieb Mar 26, 2006 Rhode Island

    Thats a shame about reds rye, but at least they posted a lengthy and understandable explanation
  28. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    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.
  29. papaholmz

    papaholmz Nov 7, 2012 South Carolina
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  30. Blanco

    Blanco Oct 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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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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  31. MykelJH

    MykelJH Aug 3, 2011 California

    What's usually the limit on kbs release day? Also how much more was made this year?
  32. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Well, here we go....
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  33. thecheapies

    thecheapies Jan 11, 2009 Pennsylvania

    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.
  34. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    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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  35. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    A four pack...
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  36. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    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.
  37. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    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?
  38. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    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.
  39. thecheapies

    thecheapies Jan 11, 2009 Pennsylvania

    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.
  40. blacknyellow20

    blacknyellow20 Dec 28, 2012 Ohio
    Beer Trader

    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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