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Founders in Houston

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by Texas_Speed, Apr 4, 2013.

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  1. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    Please post information regarding Founders Brewing in Houston.

    This was posted by DonD in the last thread:
    Not sure, but my buddy at Ben E Keith sent me a pic of the 4 kegs of KBS (1/4 barrels) that he said are allotted to Houston. So given the initial list from Founders, should be 4 of these.

    Saucer (downtown and Sugarland)
    Hay Merchant
    Petrol
    Cottonwood
    Nobi

    My guess would be the first 4, but I think only Saucer Sugarland has confirmed anything to this point. With them getting it, I'd be shocked if downtown didn't. I'd also peg Hay Merchant as a definite. And for selfish reasons, I hope Petrol is the 4th.
     
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  2. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Are we allowed to discuss this or is it kept on the hush hush?
     
  3. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    I don't see why it would be "hush hush." This is a more specific thread, where in all the information is to pertain to the release and sightings of Founders beers in Houston.
     
  4. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    I believe retailers can buy it, they just can't sell it without label approval. Or maybe they just sit in limbo? I don't see a problem discussing it, as Saucer SL has it posted up on their webpage.
     
  5. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    Sorry, I misunderstood the question. Thanks Funk.
     
  6. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    Just being an arce. That's all. Looks like the perpetratior came out into the open.

    Neither do I. I'm hoping Nobi gets it but I doubt it. KBS will probably go to the Saucer's, Hay Merchant and Petrol.
     
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  7. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    Heard that TABC likes to browse the forums from time to time, so that's how I took it.
     
  8. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Feb 21, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I expect KBS to be only at Saucer's, and Hay Merchant. I could possibly see it at Petrol, but from a founders marketing standpoint product exposure wouldn't be at its highest at petrol. I see founders doing like a "take over" style release and using KBS as its anchor to get the most exposure. I don't see petrol doing this.
     
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  9. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    It's all good trauma. I really hope Nobi gets some also. They have been going full throttle ever since they opened.

    On Topic: KBS at Nobi please.
     
  10. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    They love their hops, don't they? lawl
     
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  11. icetrauma

    icetrauma Sep 7, 2004 Texas

    The wife and I went there on Monday and she really enjoyed herself. Yes, please, KBS AND DOOM.
     
  12. UHCougar12

    UHCougar12 Feb 21, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Exactly. Only time I've seen multiples from a brewery is stone.
     
  13. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    You know, I don't like Ben E Keith picking up Founders, because I buy my beer at DNQ. I'm not sure where to get my kegs of Founders? Also, I don't buy beer at Spec's, in case you forgot.
     
  14. HopsSchnapps

    HopsSchnapps Sep 3, 2009 Texas

    I'm glad they picked up Founders but part of me isn't. With no BEK warehouse in SA it'll be more than likely that we'll always have old Founders product just like Stone, Oskar Blues, etc. I know this is a Houston thread but it's gotten annoying with almost everything they deliver here about to expire by the time it gets put on the shelf. I'll stop my bitching, for now.
     
  15. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    I'm glad they picked them up, as well, so we can finally have it available to us, I just wish Silver Eagle or Duff picked them up.
     
  16. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    I agree, Silver Eagle would have been awesome.
     
  17. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Petrol does all kinds of stouts and porters too. They have Tap Takovers from time to time and have already tweeted abou 4/11 having Founders goodies.
     
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  18. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    Of course, just a playful jab at them because they love that Most Bitter Bar title.
     
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  19. champ103

    champ103 Sep 3, 2007 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Funny how there use to be posts on boycotting Saint Arnold just because they were distributed by Silver Eagle.
     
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  20. FUNKPhD

    FUNKPhD Apr 13, 2010 Texas

    Ideally, I would rather Duff pick them up, but what are you going to do?
     
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  21. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    I must have missed that one or it was before my time. I only like Silver Eagle because if they carry an item it will be at the Spec's and Kroger right by my house. Other than that it doesn't really matter to me.
     
  22. champ103

    champ103 Sep 3, 2007 Texas
    Beer Trader

    There was a large thread on this before the site changed formats. Got so ridiculous that the Freetail guys chimed in to put most the boycott fanboys in their place.
     
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  23. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    Oh okay. Yeah that was before I joined the forum. I really don't know enough about each distributor to have a real opinion. I just happen to have a contact at Silver Eagle so that is why I chose them.

    On Topic: Hoping there will still be some Founders brews available next weekend.
     
  24. HoustonZ33

    HoustonZ33 Sep 10, 2012 Texas

    Would love it if Petrol got this, I'm right around the corner.

    Any word on Curmudgeon or Imperial Stout in Houston?
     
  25. Phil_S

    Phil_S Feb 14, 2013 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Official word from Hay Merchant:

    They will be getting ONE keg of KBS and it is going straight into the cellar. This according to management.

    It will be saved for a special occasion.

    They will also be getting the regular lineup of Founders beers and tapping them.
     
  26. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    So basically giving Founders the middle finger for their own agenda. Sounds about right. :rolleyes:

    This is a Founders launch party and the KBS is a special treat for that occasion.
     
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  27. champ103

    champ103 Sep 3, 2007 Texas
    Beer Trader

    They can do with it what they want. Not a big deal.
     
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  28. champ103

    champ103 Sep 3, 2007 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I am sure some people have already read this, but wanted to post it here. Not directly related to anything in Houston or Texas, but a good article on how retailers sell beer.

    http://growlermag.com/race-for-rare-beer/
     
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  29. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    But it was sent with the intent of being for the Founders release. You notice that Founders chose big name places in craft beer to send KBS. It's to sell the product, not sell Hay Merchant's Second Anniversary. If they got a couple I'd get it, but they are getting one only.

    I hope people go to the locations that have KBS on tap for the release and skip the ones holding it back.
     
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  30. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Good read. I will certainly be buying plenty of Founder's regular releases. :D
     
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  31. champ103

    champ103 Sep 3, 2007 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I hear ya, I guess it just did not hit the button for me that it did for you. For me this is a good thing, I am in Illinois and was debating on when to get back into Houston. Now I don't have to rush to get to Hay Merchant on Monday.:D
     
  32. drummermattie02

    drummermattie02 May 10, 2009 Texas
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    Screw that. I have sold more Founder's product in Texas than Hay Merchant has... give me a keg of KBS!

    Edit: nothing to see here, TABC...
     
  33. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    You probably have a trunk full of KBS then. lol
     
  34. cfrobrew

    cfrobrew Oct 9, 2012 Texas

    When I talked to Charles at lunch he said they wouldnt have KBS but that they would be getting Founders stuff as well as southern tier this week...
     
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  35. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Awesome!

    I am also an unpaid marketing exec for Founders. lol
     
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  36. champ103

    champ103 Sep 3, 2007 Texas
    Beer Trader

    Nope, only found two bottles. Two stores ended up getting a few cases. I went to one, two bottle limit, the other was out by the time I got there.:(
     
  37. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Sorry to hear. It's odd. Some states seem to be getting a lot and others not so much. It's like they send the same qty no matter the population... lol
     
  38. Texas_Speed

    Texas_Speed Aug 22, 2012 Texas

    Oh well, one could hope. I'm still excited about the ST and the rest of the Founders line up.
     
  39. canadianghetto

    canadianghetto Oct 15, 2011 Texas
    Beer Trader

    I am Freetail Houston.
     
  40. DanzBorin

    DanzBorin Apr 11, 2012 Texas

    Sadly I've had way more Founders beer than Freetail.
     
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