Founders Harvest Ale (2013)

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  1. BT_Bobandy

    BT_Bobandy Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2011 Ohio

    FYI - FB page said bottling is beginning today (10/2) and "will get on our distributor trucks ASAP from here. Start looking for it on shelves near you very soon!" Pic of employees drinking some. So, looks like next Wed or Friday in MI & OH would be my guess.

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  2. InVinoVeritas

    InVinoVeritas Devotee (441) Apr 16, 2012 Wisconsin

    Anyone see this in Wisconsin yet?
     
  3. Jeffreysan

    Jeffreysan Savant (912) Apr 12, 2013 Virginia
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    Can't fracking wait!!!!!!!!
     
  4. abaculy

    abaculy Initiate (0) Sep 14, 2005 Michigan

    And not just any employee... The guy on the left has a beard. Beard=Brewer. This guy happens to be "Kosmicki" from KBS label fame! (Jeremy Kosmicki, head brewer, the mastermind behind this glorious wet-hopped ale!)
     
  5. MortalKombat14

    MortalKombat14 Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2012 Michigan

    I find it almost sacrilegious he just called Jeremy Kosmicki just some employee at Founders. He should be pretty much a God among men on beer advocate for making Harvest Ale, Breakfast Stout, Backwoods Bastard, KBS, etc.
     
  6. steebo777

    steebo777 Devotee (407) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Available in the general store for $10 per 4pack. Bottled yesterday and tasting E-P-I-C.
     
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  7. CaptainRaisin

    CaptainRaisin Initiate (0) Oct 14, 2011 Ohio

    Ya. No doubt one of the best beers around. Definitely my favorite IPA.
     
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  8. digdug1810

    digdug1810 Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2011 New Jersey

    Good looks got to get some before go away on honeymoon on 10/20
     
  9. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio

    Does anyone know if distributors got any yet?
     
  10. RWNay

    RWNay Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2010 Illinois

    Can anyone tell me about how long will this beer be sold sell at the general store? I'll be up in Grand Rapids this weekend and would love to pick some up if its still around. I've never had it before and really want to try it!
     
  11. GRDave

    GRDave Initiate (67) Oct 7, 2011 Michigan

    They will have plenty at the store, and on tap. Saturday is the 10th Annual Harvest Party. $10 admission gets you a pint glass and free Class 1 pour.

    http://foundersbrewing.com/taproom-events/10th-annual-harvest-party/
     
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  12. RWNay

    RWNay Initiate (0) Oct 7, 2010 Illinois

  13. BT_Bobandy

    BT_Bobandy Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2011 Ohio

    Damn, that looks like a good time. I would really like to drive up there for that. Only 5 hours...maybe.
     
  14. jb123

    jb123 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 Michigan

    this is amazing
     
  15. ahbithwabm

    ahbithwabm Devotee (404) Apr 27, 2013 Illinois
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    any idea when this will be in the chicago area?
     
  16. hellhammermario

    hellhammermario Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2012 North Carolina

    Attention: Raleigh/Charlotte/Asheville, don't buy up all the beer. Save some for us out east. :slight_frown:
     
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  17. drinker36

    drinker36 Initiate (0) May 19, 2010 Michigan

    I had two bottles this weekend - straight from the store at the brewery and bottled on 10/4. It lives up to last years batch. So good!!!
     
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  18. Ri0

    Ri0 Poo-Bah (3,070) Jul 1, 2012 Wisconsin
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    Sounds like it will hit Madison in 2 weeks.
     
  19. BT_Bobandy

    BT_Bobandy Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2011 Ohio

    My bottle shop in CLV said they expect to get it on Thursday (10/10). I would expect that means all of OH as well.
     
  20. Gotti311

    Gotti311 Crusader (794) Mar 22, 2009 Wisconsin
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    Yeah I was told Madison market on 10/21. I am really hoping it lands anytime next week
     
  21. wezzul

    wezzul Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2009 Michigan

    Haven't heard anything about this in the SE MI area, so spose it's time to go on the hunt... :slight_smile:
     
  22. mrcraft

    mrcraft Poo-Bah (2,096) Dec 15, 2012 California
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    I'm getting two super fresh bottles tomorrow. Can't wait to try.
     
  23. BT_Bobandy

    BT_Bobandy Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2011 Ohio

    I'm stopping by my store tonight...Hoping its there. Got a 3 day weekend to hit the Harvest and Enjoy By!
     
  24. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio

    Do you know if it is in town?
     
  25. BT_Bobandy

    BT_Bobandy Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2011 Ohio

    No Luck...I have another shop that gets Founder's stuff in today (10/11), but I'm not holding my breath. Oh well, making it an Enjoy By weekend so no complaints.
     
  26. Itoclown

    Itoclown Initiate (187) Jun 19, 2008 Michigan
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    Got a four pack at the brewery last night. It took a lot of effort to not crush the four pack in one sitting. Can't wait to have a bottle tonight in front of a campfire.
     
  27. BT_Bobandy

    BT_Bobandy Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2011 Ohio

    How was it?
     
  28. Itoclown

    Itoclown Initiate (187) Jun 19, 2008 Michigan
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    As delicious as always:slight_smile: Unfortunately, the Red Wings lost while I was drinking them... Buuuut the Tigers did win so... The Harvest Ale was excellent.
     
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  29. Centennial

    Centennial Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2009 Vermont

    It has hit the Philly market, and this years is awesome! 7.6% abv and 70IBU and super crushable. Super fresh with juicy hop notes throughout, not very bitter and very balanced.
     
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  30. BT_Bobandy

    BT_Bobandy Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2011 Ohio

    Damn, if it's in Philly its got to be in Ohio...I will keep sleuthing around. Thanks for the info.
     
  31. craigo19

    craigo19 Initiate (187) Oct 12, 2009 Michigan

    I am trying to get the wife and friend who is a girl to go up to the Harvest Ale party tomorrow, they can hit a museum or two while I get it on draft and a few four packs. No luck so far might have to throw in some trips to a winery and casino.
     
  32. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Initiate (0) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio

    Checked a few Akron stores and no sign of it yet. No one seems to have an idea of when it will be available here.
     
  33. a1369864214864

    a1369864214864 Initiate (22) Jul 19, 2011 North Carolina

    Just picked up a case in Kalamazoo.
     
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  34. PaulyB83

    PaulyB83 Crusader (746) Sep 1, 2013 Michigan

    Where?
     
  35. wezzul

    wezzul Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2009 Michigan

    Unless Champane's got it, was nowhere to be found over here. Doh!
     
  36. abaculy

    abaculy Initiate (0) Sep 14, 2005 Michigan

    I noticed the abv is 7.6% this year,but everything online seems to indicate 6.5%. Was there a recipe change? Regardless, it is as fantastic as ever. Already been through 8 bottles!
     
  37. a1369864214864

    a1369864214864 Initiate (22) Jul 19, 2011 North Carolina

    Drake Party Center.
     
  38. Moopband

    Moopband Initiate (110) Jul 20, 2010 New York

    Has anyone found it in NYC yet?
     
  39. PaulyB83

    PaulyB83 Crusader (746) Sep 1, 2013 Michigan

    Just had this for the first time last night and thought is was fantastic, looking forward to drinking the other 3 and maybe more. Reminded me of a lighter bodied Double Trouble but with more aromatic hops than bitter. I'm a sucker for lighter colored IPAs too (Sucks, Racer 5) so that has me diggin it even more.
     
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  40. TdLJg

    TdLJg Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2011 Connecticut

    I realize I am the outlier on this one but I had it yesterday on tap and didn't think it was that good.
     
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