Founders KBS release. Who's going?

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by theDank, Feb 23, 2012.

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  1. DrDoitchbig

    DrDoitchbig Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2009 Michigan

    I'm surprised there wasn't a riot. I'd be infuriated if I was one of the people who camped out for 12+ hours only to see my allotment cut in half. The whole point of going to the brewery ridiculously early is to guarantee yourself a case.
  2. wintbs379

    wintbs379 Initiate (94) Mar 13, 2009 Michigan
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    I want to see people who have been drinking since 6am or earlier, fumble around with 3 (4)pks and no box to hold them.
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  3. trginter

    trginter Aspirant (270) Dec 1, 2008 Michigan
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    Founders probably should of brewed another kettle or two of the stuff.
  4. CWBlues

    CWBlues Aspirant (258) May 4, 2011 Indiana
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    Are there special KBS snifters for sale? I'll happily set up a trade for one. BM me.
  5. abraxel

    abraxel Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2009 Michigan

    They greatly expanded their brewing capacity in the last year, so they'll have way more KBS next year, at least -- how much they decide to release at the brewery vs. put in distribution is another question.

    Not to rub salt in any wounds, but I'm glad I didn't make the trip out...
  6. mattyb

    mattyb Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2005 Michigan

    Founders and other breweries need to realize that these have crossed the line from release to event. It isn't the best way but I think they should treat it like any event with a limited product ie. concert with seats. They just need to sell tickets for a nominal price a couple weeks before the event. Sell as many tickets as there are cases to buy.

    It isn't perfect but at least that would alleviate some of the spontaneous disappointments(allocation cut in half), mules, people camping out, and people coming from out of town getting a hotel and striking out.
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  7. eyeenjoybeer

    eyeenjoybeer Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2011 Seychelles

    It is only beer.
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  8. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    Oh well showed up at 6:30. Might have got the half case allotment had we stuck around....back to the D we went.
  9. berserk4886

    berserk4886 Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2007 Wisconsin

    Showed up with a couple other BA's from milwaukee. Got in line at 5 and didn't get anything. Oh well, heading to White Castle. Crave Case > case of KBS
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  10. semibaked

    semibaked Zealot (565) Mar 27, 2007 Illinois

    Or just kept KBS in Michigan.
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  11. BrewNoob

    BrewNoob Initiate (0) Mar 6, 2012

    Well my consolation prize for today is visiting Bell's and Three Floyds. I can live with that.
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  12. wintbs379

    wintbs379 Initiate (94) Mar 13, 2009 Michigan
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    And they just added Iowa and Alabama for distribution
  13. DrDoitchbig

    DrDoitchbig Initiate (0) Jun 6, 2009 Michigan

    Let me get this straight. You arrived at 5 AM and even with the halved allotment you got shut out?
  14. Itoclown

    Itoclown Aspirant (225) Jun 19, 2008 Michigan
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    Haha... typical. The hype ruined this event. I got there a half hour earlier than when I got the the CBS release and was pretty damn astounded to see the line. I ended up sharing some Black Note and a few other brews and did some trades. I left before the line opened to the bar. Looks like Founders may need to go the 3F or KtG route now and give tickets away prior. Again, as a local I could care less as I'll get more than enough from the pub and will find bottles from around the area... But I do feel bad for those that came from out of state and will get none.
  15. jeebus23

    jeebus23 Initiate (133) Mar 19, 2010 Illinois

    I bet they do tickets next year. Pretty crazy how many people showed up, and how early. I miss the old days.
  16. berserk4886

    berserk4886 Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2007 Wisconsin

    Yes sir. It's alright. We were upset at first, but that's how it goes. Not gonna try again next year. Great beer but there are plenty of others out there to drink.
  17. aherstein

    aherstein Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2011 Illinois

    So are they officially out? I'm still in line and it's moving, albeit very slowly.
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