Release Founders Curmudgeon’s Better Half Returning

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by elbrooksie, May 16, 2018.

  1. elbrooksie

    elbrooksie Initiate (198) Jan 10, 2013 Texas

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  2. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (809) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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    This is awesome news!


    DISKORD Aspirant (204) Feb 28, 2017 North Carolina

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  4. beermanben

    beermanben Devotee (492) Jan 23, 2015 Wisconsin
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    yes yes yes yes yes yes yes. That is such a great beer as is. Would love to try it barrel aged.
  5. cmukid87

    cmukid87 Aspirant (230) Jan 30, 2017 Michigan

    Fantastic news. The O.G. was Better Half was so damn good.
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  6. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Zealot (580) May 11, 2012 Missouri

    This is some of the more exciting beer news I've seen in a while! I absolutely loved this beer and will be stocking up heavily.
  7. cmukid87

    cmukid87 Aspirant (230) Jan 30, 2017 Michigan

    Good price point too, IMO. Cheaper than KBS and CBS. Being available in 12oz (like CBS was supposed to be) is going to be fantastic!
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  8. BirdsandHops

    BirdsandHops Poo-Bah (2,286) Apr 14, 2008 North Carolina

    Excited to hear this! I love CBS, but was hoping they would release this again at some point instead. So damn good!
  9. Phoodcritic

    Phoodcritic Crusader (702) Jul 3, 2014 Michigan

    My number 1 beer of 1000+!
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  10. darklord2011

    darklord2011 Initiate (143) Nov 18, 2011 Indiana

    Pumped about this. This is the only beer I was not able to get in the Barrel Aged series/Backstage Series to date.
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  11. Vitacca

    Vitacca Defender (665) Sep 15, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Never got to try this one as I lived in Montana when it released. Looking forward to it!
  12. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (320) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts

    "Four-packs of 12-ounce bottles ($16.99) and 750ml bottles (12.99)." Those prices are shocking. i'll take this over CBS anyday.
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  13. EvenMoreJesus

    EvenMoreJesus Champion (809) Jun 8, 2017 Pennsylvania
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  14. smutty33

    smutty33 Defender (669) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut

    Take it for what it's worth, a Founder's rep told me here in CT. a month ago that CBS 4pks. are coming November.

    I need some BA FIS though! Lots of people requesting that one.
    Local store still has some FIS dated 12/16/16 and its absolutely tasting amazing at the moment. One of the all-time greats.

    Very much looking forward to trying better half!

    DISKORD Aspirant (204) Feb 28, 2017 North Carolina

    I'll be happy with CBS in 4pks...if it's not $30.

    Had a '13, '14 or '15 on tap about 4 months ago. Can't exactly remember. It was outstanding. But I can't find any in bottles :slight_frown: Hopefully they'll bring it back soon. And I agree, it's one of the best Imperial Stouts ever. Without any flavors added.
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  16. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,040) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota

    By Founder's rep do you mean Founder's management, or a distributor? Founders previously said no CBS until 2019, and at the time they said this it would already have been in barrels if it were coming out in 2018, so I'm believing 2019. A 12oz release would be great news whenever it happens though. :grin:

    Betting the November release is BA Imperial, hopefully Rum BA.
  17. AdmiralOzone

    AdmiralOzone Meyvn (1,439) Jun 26, 2014 Minnesota
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    Haven't ever had the opportunity to try it, was hoping they might do this after announcing they were discontinuing Curmudgeon.
  18. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,040) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota

    Looking forwards to Better Half, sounds great.
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  19. smutty33

    smutty33 Defender (669) Jun 12, 2009 Connecticut

    He said he worked for Founder's, and was from MA. At my local Total Wine decked out in Founder's gear with 5 beers to sample. I was surprised myself, he brought up the topic of CBS. I was asking when FIS was coming back! Lol.
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  20. Junior

    Junior Disciple (316) May 23, 2015 Michigan

    Awesome news. Great format and price. I gladly wait until 2019 for CBS if it means 12 oz bottles.
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  21. BruChef

    BruChef Initiate (182) Nov 8, 2009 New York

    Black Biscuit for the mystery November release perhaps?
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  22. pond77

    pond77 Initiate (65) Jan 22, 2011 Michigan

    One of my top 3 of all time. I remembering paying $30+ for a bomber a number years ago.
  23. flat_lander

    flat_lander Devotee (411) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    No reason it can't be FIS in Nov and CBS in Jan, or vice versa. It's a sample size of 1, but Curmudgeon gets d/c, Better Half is announced. FIS got d/c too...
  24. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,040) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota

    Good point on January CBS - they said no CBS until 2019, they didn't say what month...
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  25. Hoos78

    Hoos78 Aspirant (207) Mar 3, 2015 Ohio

    One strange item from the linked article - it lists Backwoods Bastard as the April Barrel-Aged release?? It is year-round now, right?
  26. purephase

    purephase Initiate (124) Feb 23, 2008 Connecticut

    It's year-round now, but was counted with KBS as one of the first 2 barrel-aged releases for the year in the series on the Founders release calendar.
  27. BaseballNBeer

    BaseballNBeer Initiate (98) Apr 22, 2015 Michigan

    Don't forget Double Trouble got d/c in 2016 and Doom came out in 2017.

    Curmudgeon's Better Half solidifies that trend, which invariably leads to BA FIS later this year.
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  28. maltmaster420

    maltmaster420 Disciple (309) Aug 17, 2005 Oregon

    They're only doing one rum BA beer this year, and it's "Barrel Runner", a Rum BA Imperial IPA coming next month.
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  29. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (440) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan

    Any similar beers to this? I've had Curmudgeon, but I've never had BH and the description is so unique it isn't like anything I've ever tried.
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  30. Lahey

    Lahey Disciple (327) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    Wasn't a big fan of the curmudgeon, but I'll take his old lady for a ride :sunglasses:
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  31. msscott1973

    msscott1973 Devotee (406) Dec 28, 2013 North Carolina

    Let’s not also forget that Dankwood came out during a year that Redankulous did not.
  32. ChrisMon02

    ChrisMon02 Crusader (796) May 2, 2010 Ohio

    Can't wait for this one. I snagged a bomber when it was originally released and split it with my brother when he visited from Florida. We had many awesome brews that weekend. Better Half stood out as one of the best in a crowded group. Very unique and absolutely delicious.
  33. Donco

    Donco Devotee (433) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Never had the pleasure of trying this. Love old barrel Founders. YES!
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  34. Cibsie

    Cibsie Initiate (156) Jan 10, 2015 Minnesota

    Kind of makes me wonder if we'll see BA Devil Dancer someday.
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  35. BirdsandHops

    BirdsandHops Poo-Bah (2,286) Apr 14, 2008 North Carolina

    ReDANKulous isn't coming out this year?! My soul is crushed. Dankwood is great and all, but ReDANKulous is probably the best hoppy imperial red ale I've had.
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  36. Hoppedelic

    Hoppedelic Devotee (415) Dec 6, 2010 California
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    That sounds great. I would consider that a BA barleywine even though they call it a TIPA.
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  37. Beav42

    Beav42 Initiate (96) Sep 13, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Better Half is soooo sneaky good
  38. ovaltine

    ovaltine Poo-Bah (2,224) Apr 6, 2010 Indiana
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  39. flat_lander

    flat_lander Devotee (411) May 11, 2016 Illinois
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    I got a postcard from Founder's this weekend...

  40. Alefflicted

    Alefflicted Initiate (72) Dec 2, 2017 Minnesota

    Damn, now I have another beer release to wait eagerly impatient for...
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