Founders - Canadian Breakfast Stout 2017

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by slander420, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. philsunset

    philsunset Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2013 Michigan

  2. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,011) May 13, 2011 North Carolina

    Oh, the irony. As I was ringing some folks out yesterday, they asked when FBS was supposed to come out and I told them probably sometime soon. They then were talking about how they were going to Michigan in October and that they were going to Founders and would certainly drink their fill of it then. My coworker then proceeded to say "Maybe CBS too!" And I said "Don't hold your breath" Lol. Seems like every time one of those rare, sought after beers gets resurrected, I make some comment about how it's impossible to find or not coming back right beforehand.
  3. cmukid87

    cmukid87 Aspirant (243) Jan 30, 2017 Michigan

    I will be picking up as much as I can get my hands least up to the brink of divorce.
  4. SteveSexton203

    SteveSexton203 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2014 Connecticut

    December will be a shit show.
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  5. slander420

    slander420 Initiate (82) Jul 12, 2016 Florida

    You should talk more about how King Henry is never coming back.
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  6. Jmorey

    Jmorey Aspirant (253) Feb 10, 2015 Michigan

    Good to know we're not all crazy...

    Really curious how easy it is going to be to get... most of their other beers this year in the series hit hard, and stuck around for a bit. KBS being the hardest to find, yet still every meijer got it. some having cases on the shelf, and then recently stores getting more in stock.

    Also, i'll be there with my brass knuckles.
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  7. tzieser

    tzieser Savant (995) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey

    Nice. I remember casually scoring a bottle in 2010 (or was it 211?) at a liquor store. It was just chillin' on the shelf with the rest of the bombers. I have a feeling it isn't going to be that way this time around

    I opened it about a year later. It was pure excellence. Worthy of the hype. Blows KBS out of the water, IMO (probably because I'm not a huge bourbon fan). Actually, now that I think about it, no; it was bloody awful. You guys shouldn't seek this out. You'll absolutely hate it. I'll do you all a favor: let me know where you find a bottle so I can make sure it is properly disposed of. No need to thank me, I'm looking out for you guys:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
  8. Sweatshirt

    Sweatshirt Disciple (320) Jan 27, 2014 New Hampshire

    In b4 the disappointment.
  9. ClarkstonMark

    ClarkstonMark Initiate (63) Feb 21, 2016 Michigan

    I am hoping for a ticketed release at brewery like KBS, so I don't have to deal with the SE MI party store mafia - I expect to see $15-20 / 12 oz bottle at some of the local party stores, if it gets distributed.
  10. A_Rad

    A_Rad Aspirant (295) May 8, 2015 Wisconsin

    It's exciting in theory. However I know I will miss out cause I work a day job and truck chasers will have bought it all by the time I am able to get to stores....Maybe it will be on tap around town.
  11. Donco

    Donco Devotee (437) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Looks like another Road Trip to see my family in Michigan:grin:
  12. keithmurray

    keithmurray Meyvn (1,249) Oct 7, 2009 Connecticut

    MFSW? (MuhFuckaSayWhat?)
  13. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,389) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    This is one I am stocking up on, I want to age these bad boys and enjoy all year to come. Love this stuff.
  14. JoeK89

    JoeK89 Initiate (152) Mar 29, 2015 Massachusetts

    So this is less bourbon forward than the bourbon devoid KBS? ehh still gotta tick it off my list.
  15. darklord2011

    darklord2011 Initiate (148) Nov 18, 2011 Indiana

    Scored two bottles with last release. Drank one within a few months, drank the other last year. Both experiences were nothing less than remarkable. Might be the best beer I've ever had.
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  16. Willtravelforbeer

    Willtravelforbeer Initiate (88) Jun 20, 2013 Michigan

    This is the newb's dream. I'll get bottles. Not looking forward to dealing with the mess though.
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  17. craigo19

    craigo19 Devotee (448) Oct 12, 2009 Michigan

    Between this and Dark Horse 4 Elf party, my beer budget will be beyond exhausted for the following 3 months.
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  18. cmukid87

    cmukid87 Aspirant (243) Jan 30, 2017 Michigan

    That is the truth...I'm worried that I won't be around for either releases...I'll be vacationing for 8 days out of the country so I may be recruiting my in laws to mule!
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  19. tzieser

    tzieser Savant (995) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey

    Yeah, it was back then at least. The bourbon barrels were previously used for aging maple syrup so that cuts down on a lot of the bourbon flavor, IMP. It's still there but the maple sweetness is much more prevalent than bourbon. I think you'll be happy with it though.
  20. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (422) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    In another thread someone said a Founders rep told them that the bourbon barrels for CBS were first used for KBS then used for maple syrup then returned back to the brewery again for CBS. If that's true then yeah those barrels are spent by the time they're filled with CBS.
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  21. KBS

    KBS Aspirant (289) Apr 25, 2014 Michigan

    I don't think that is correct. I've never seen anywhere that they start with KBS.
  22. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,105) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Well - I can't see them changing up the recipe with the reputation it has, so if that's how they are doing it then that's what they've done before. Never had it, but I'll get my hands on some somehow - bottle, tap, or both.
  23. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (422) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    Yeah me either but the dude insisted that a Founders employee confirmed that's how it's done. I'm still skeptical though because neither the syrup or the beer advertise that.
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  24. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (422) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    They're saying that's how it's always been done hence the 3 years in between releases. The barrels spend a year with KBS then close to a year with syrup then a year with CBS. Could be true but I'm not convinced until it's more than a message board rumor.
  25. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,105) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    I don't care if they make it with unicorn hair and phoenix feathers, as long as it's as good as in the past and as long as I can get my hands/lips on some.
  26. archiebunkerjr

    archiebunkerjr Aspirant (201) Oct 25, 2010 Michigan

    You know what I don't get? How many maple syrup barrels do you think Founders would need for a release like this? It's not like you see bottles of barrel aged maple syrup everywhere.
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  27. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (422) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    Not only that they aged Project Pam and Frootwood in Maple barrels. Those were also both national releases.
  28. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (2,459) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio

    Believe it. It's true. Bliss maple syrup is aged in bourbon barrels. They were on a tv episode too that I can't recall off the top of my head.
    If memory serves correct, they are indeed spent KBS barrels. I know for sure that Founders uses the Bliss barrels for CBS. They even sell their syrup at the brewery and online. Also, it's phenomenal, so you should not feel bad at all about spending $30 on maple syrup for your waffles, pancakes, or omelets (trust me on this one).
  29. KBS

    KBS Aspirant (289) Apr 25, 2014 Michigan

    I really don't think KBS barrels come into play for CBS. On Founders web site they have Blis maple syrup and it says the syrup is aged in bourbon barrels and then used for beers like curmudgeon, CBS and sweet repute. No mention of KBS on founders web site or Blis web site.
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  30. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,105) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Not surprised that they're holding back some of their process from competitors.
  31. KBS

    KBS Aspirant (289) Apr 25, 2014 Michigan

    So Blis's secret is their syrup is aged in spent KBS barrels, they purposefully leave that out on their website and just talk about the carefully selected bourbon barrels (that Founders gets if KBS first). CBS secret is the same. Yet, they openly say it on a tour?
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  32. WesMantooth

    WesMantooth Poo-Bah (2,459) Jan 8, 2014 Ohio

    You're right. The barrels used for Blis syrup are fresh from distilleries. Then go to Founders for CBS. I was confusing the Blis hot sauce process. At least my mind is not completely gone. :smirk:That's what they use former KBS barrels for.
    It's a viscous cycle when you drink a lot.
  33. Brolo75

    Brolo75 Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2013 California

    Definitely going to pick this up, a few four packs.
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  34. ovaltine

    ovaltine Poo-Bah (2,302) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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  35. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Meyvn (1,469) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Holy. Shit. Yes. This is a whale for me. I can't wait.
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  36. SMH_NWI

    SMH_NWI Disciple (368) Jan 8, 2015 Texas

    While I am going to buy as much as I can, I kind of wish it was one of those beers you could only get a few times each year at Founders when it's tapped randomly.

    It's my top rated beer on BA. Can't wait to try the 2017 version.
  37. Thecalmdrinker

    Thecalmdrinker Aspirant (208) Jun 27, 2015 Nevada

    Can't wait to try it!
  38. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Poo-Bah (1,647) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire

    I'd scoot my bare ass through 300 yards of broken salt shakers just to smell the breath of a neckbeard who had this on tap 3 weeks earlier.
  39. 5thOhio

    5thOhio Devotee (482) May 13, 2007 South Carolina

    Waiting eagerly for the first post that says, "Not as good as last year. Did they change the recipe?"
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