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Founders Brewing 2013 Release Calendar

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

  1. Jnorton00

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    I've only had it fresh so I'm not sure.
     
  2. scraff

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    I'm shocked nobody said anything yet about the pricing.

    "Going forward, “specialty” releases will be sold in four-packs for $11.99 suggested retail price. In 2013, the specialty list includes Imperial Stout, Curmudgeon Old Ale, KBS, Double Trouble, Devil Dancer, Rübæus, Red’s Rye PA, Harvest Ale and Backwoods Bastard".

    $11.99 for KBS 4 packs? Bourbon County what? Never heard of it. ;)
     
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    glad to hear raspberries are finally affordable to make the Rubaeus, however, I'm still waiting to see the Paisley Park Pomegranate again!
     
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    If I'm reading that correctly that makes KBS, Backwoods, and Curmudgeon absolute steals.
     
  5. Blanco

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    I saw that, but since it's only a suggest retail price, I don't expect it to materialize for me the consumer at the end of the third tier.
     
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    Considering how awesome Blushing Monk is right meow, I'd love to try some aged Rubaeus.
     
  7. gpawned

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    I accidentally bought a year old 4pk of Cerise (2011) when the 2012 came out and did a side by side. The red color had faded to golden, the fruit forward sweetness had faded and it had become more tart (like a sour cherry pie). Yes...it ages well. All of my friends save one preferred the year old bottle (the other prefers lindemans to cantillon).
     
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    Yeah KBS is probably not going to sell at the suggested retail price..
     
  9. CheeseheadNation

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    Only at stores that don't know any better. Most places will hike it up, and people will pay it....including me :/
     
  10. Stevedore

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    Ain't that the truth. If I'm lucky enough to get my hands on a few bottles at release, I'll have to pay the piper. And I suppose I'll do it happily for at least a 4-pack.
     
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    what about at founders on release day?
     
  12. Stevedore

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    Of course, that would probably be the exception. For those of us who live a bit further away, it's probably going to be a war.
     
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    even still I cannot believe that founders would only charge 12 bucks a 4pack on release day, that is a freaking steal!
     
  14. kylelenk

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    I have to believe that was a misstatement at $12 for KBS unless they are selling non-profit. I feel like cost on that beer is exponentially higher than Curmudge or BWB.
     
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