Founders - Curmudgeon's Better Half (2018)

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  1. eldoctorador

    eldoctorador Zealot (564) Dec 12, 2014 California

  2. Manchovies

    Manchovies Initiate (17) Apr 18, 2018 South Carolina


    I had a 1/12/16 bottle of Curmudgeon the other day and it's holding up wonderfully. Wish I had some older bottles :slight_frown:
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  3. ktr5010

    ktr5010 Initiate (99) Dec 12, 2014 Illinois

    Never had it but very much looking forward to this one.
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  4. socon67

    socon67 Poo-Bah (1,696) Jun 18, 2010 New York

    Last time I had this was back in 2012. Can only hope this batch is as good.
  5. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg Defender (683) May 5, 2015 Illinois

    I can hardly wait.
  6. JohnnyHopps

    JohnnyHopps Poo-Bah (1,741) Jun 15, 2010 Indiana

    I hope this sits on shelves like Barrel Runner. That would make it easier for me to stock up.
  7. Dan411

    Dan411 Initiate (88) Mar 20, 2017 Missouri

    Some of my locals are holding back the Barrel Runner, as they are trying to get Dankwood moved first. Hopefully neither of those beers hold up Curmudgeon. Sounds like a tasty beer for sure.
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  8. cmiller4642

    cmiller4642 Aspirant (273) Aug 17, 2013 West Virginia

    I'm excited for this one for sure.
  9. Livyatan1996

    Livyatan1996 Disciple (360) Sep 29, 2017 Missouri

    was thinking the same thing, still see a ton of dankwood and now barrel runner just sitting around, already can see the dust piled around some of em. hope the stores scoot those over for these.
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  10. tobelerone

    tobelerone Poo-Bah (2,318) Dec 1, 2010 New York

    Nice, loving the 4 pack/12 oz format and suggested price of 16.99 (we will see about that I suppose). Really enjoyed this the first time bottled.
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  11. Junior

    Junior Disciple (343) May 23, 2015 Michigan

    Really looking forward to this one. I tried Dankwood, not a fan. I liked Doom but stayed away from Barrel Runner. Dankwood is available in a few places and Barrel Runner in most.
  12. Milktoast75

    Milktoast75 Devotee (400) Oct 27, 2012 Wisconsin

    I will be waiting at the door with my snifter! Really enjoyed Doom. I tried my best to cellar some. But I drank it. Ok. I’m weak.
  13. MadLatvian

    MadLatvian Initiate (171) Feb 8, 2015 Michigan

    This was last bottled in 2012, am I wrong?
  14. MadLatvian

    MadLatvian Initiate (171) Feb 8, 2015 Michigan

    Misread, nevermind.
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  15. quinncallahan

    quinncallahan Initiate (43) Apr 5, 2016 Pennsylvania

    Sounds yummy and love the SRP!! Let's hope some retails stick to it!
  16. dlcarst

    dlcarst Initiate (89) Aug 21, 2015 Illinois

    I haven't even seen regular Curmudgeon here in a 2-3 years. This'll do.
  17. Tracker83

    Tracker83 Devotee (473) Jun 26, 2012 Michigan

    This is being bottled today!
  18. Phoodcritic

    Phoodcritic Crusader (719) Jul 3, 2014 Michigan
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    Six years and 1100 beers later, it’s still my favorite!
  19. Acinonyx

    Acinonyx Initiate (42) Mar 8, 2017 Michigan

    Man, this stuff is good.
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  20. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,181) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Could be the beer of the year for Founders if reviews are true. Really looking forward to this, will probably buy a pack if I can, something I rarely do without trying a single first...
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  21. Obsidian81

    Obsidian81 Initiate (34) Mar 3, 2016 Illinois

    I'm only going to buy it if I can get a single because I don't like super sweet beers, and I have a feeling this one could easily be too sweet for my liking. I am definitely looking forward to marking it off the list though.
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  22. ChrisMon02

    ChrisMon02 Champion (835) May 2, 2010 Ohio

    Had this one years ago and it was delicious. Can't wait for 4 packs. I will snag 1 for now and hold onto the other for later. Hopefully BA Imp stout is the next BA release as the last few have been a miss for me.
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  23. KBS

    KBS Aspirant (290) Apr 25, 2014 Michigan

    Bought a 4/pack at Founders on Friday, 3 gone so far. Really solid, not mind blowing but definitely a nice change from IPA’s and pastry stouts. Will definitely be buying another half case to mix in for the next 6 months.
  24. Alefflicted

    Alefflicted Initiate (78) Dec 2, 2017 Minnesota

    I regrettably missed this the first time. I will not be making the same mistake twice. The base beer is great and this sounds as though it will be phenomenal.
  25. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,081) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    I will probably pass on this one. While normally promise of a new experience will jolt me into a purchase, I'm growing less interested in sweetness in a heavy brew.
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  26. archiebunkerjr

    archiebunkerjr Aspirant (201) Oct 25, 2010 Michigan

    I had Better Half at Founders tonight. I've been waiting for this beer for over 5 years and it met my wild expectations. I don't know if I can drink an entire 12 ounce bottle by myself though.
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  27. rypkr

    rypkr Champion (814) Nov 19, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Since this has already dropped in Michigan how limited was it there?
  28. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,181) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    I see that Better Half is available in bombers, but who buys bombers of high ABV beers when it's available in more reasonable 12oz doses? Or did they export the bombers to make things even after the CBS release which we got as bomber-only?
  29. Phoodcritic

    Phoodcritic Crusader (719) Jul 3, 2014 Michigan
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    The bombers are an attractive size for gifts. I’m taking them to family reunions on Thanksgiving and Christmas. But that’s it for me. I love this beer and love having it in 4-packs.
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  30. Donco

    Donco Devotee (437) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I'm getting a case of 4 packs if at all possible.
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  31. KBS

    KBS Aspirant (290) Apr 25, 2014 Michigan

    Pretty sure there will be plenty, stacks at most places that got it so far, no limits. The sign at the brewery said “limit 10 cases” which made me laugh.
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  32. Eggman20

    Eggman20 Initiate (51) Feb 14, 2017 Minnesota

    Just dropped in Minnesota. Excited to try this beer out so got to get me a 4-pack or two to enjoy this weekend!
  33. Topease

    Topease Initiate (83) Nov 18, 2016 Maryland

    Any sightings of this on the east coast yet?
  34. PaulElk

    PaulElk Initiate (107) Dec 30, 2016 New Jersey

    It’s fucking delicious
  35. PaulElk

    PaulElk Initiate (107) Dec 30, 2016 New Jersey

    Also hearing CBS coming in November
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  36. Phoodcritic

    Phoodcritic Crusader (719) Jul 3, 2014 Michigan
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    I’m predicting BA FIS. I can’t believe there are that many maple barrels available to make CBS right after CBH.
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  37. AllOfTheCats

    AllOfTheCats Initiate (175) Mar 27, 2018 California

    *Moaning noises*
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  38. Obsidian81

    Obsidian81 Initiate (34) Mar 3, 2016 Illinois

    I made the irresponsible decision and bought a four pack instead of a single. Guess I'll find out if it lives up to the hype this weekend.
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  39. Phoodcritic

    Phoodcritic Crusader (719) Jul 3, 2014 Michigan
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    Hey, I’d prefer CBS too, but with Better Half available, I’m not complaining. Enjoying the moment.
  40. RobHB

    RobHB Initiate (65) Aug 20, 2017 New Jersey

    It hit Hunterdon's distribution footprint this week in NJ. This beer is fantastic.
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