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Founders KBS returns nationwide on March 15th.

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by DoghouseReilly3946, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. DoghouseReilly3946

    DoghouseReilly3946 Aspirant (278) Aug 17, 2018 Kentucky

    Founders KBS returns nationwide on March 15th with a taproom release on March 8th and will be packaged in both 12 ounce and 750ml bottles.

    Much like Bells Hopslam, the status of KBS appears to have subsided in recent years in favor of more local craft releases. Is 2019 KBS something you will actively seek out or just something you may pick up if you see it?
  2. eldoctorador

    eldoctorador Zealot (578) Dec 12, 2014 California

    In before somebody mention "shelf turd"
  3. eldoctorador

    eldoctorador Zealot (578) Dec 12, 2014 California

    Great beer. I'll get a 4-pack and maybe more. I'm sure I will not have to actively seek it out to be able to get some.
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  4. readyski

    readyski Aspirant (234) Jun 4, 2005 California

    "Bartender. There is an off flavor in this beer. Oh yeah, it's missing hype."
    Seriously I'm looking forward to getting some more KBS. Always welcome in my glass!
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  5. thuey

    thuey Aspirant (250) Nov 13, 2015 California

    I don't seek it. But if I see it, and I'm in the mood, I'll pick up a 4-pack.

    (I wasn't in the mood last year.)
  6. jageraholic

    jageraholic Disciple (324) Sep 16, 2009 Massachusetts

    What's the definition of shelf turd as I can find 4 packs of 2018 KBS at many stores still?
  7. Number1Framer

    Number1Framer Initiate (125) Mar 13, 2016 Wisconsin

    I'll probably end up with a 4 pack but that's only if I see it. No going out of my way for it this year since SMS is at least as good and a total shelf beer where I am at this point.
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  8. Junior

    Junior Zealot (539) May 23, 2015 Michigan
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    Hopefully, that will mean more in Michigan this year.
  9. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,485) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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  10. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (235) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Great beer but very pricey in my area, will only pick some up if I see it at a decent price.
  11. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (3,858) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    What is your threshold here?

  12. ericwo

    ericwo Initiate (89) Aug 21, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Think I paid $40 for a 4-pack last year, maybe more. But definitely not less.
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  13. thuey

    thuey Aspirant (250) Nov 13, 2015 California

    Holy cow! Even in crazy expensive SF, I pay about $24-26.
  14. tzieser

    tzieser Meyvn (1,017) Nov 21, 2006 New Jersey

    That's cool. I prefer Sunday Morning Stout a bit more, personally.

    @ericwo that's a disgrace. I'd probably write my local congressman about that (i'm only half-joking)
  15. MistaRyte

    MistaRyte Devotee (460) Jan 14, 2008 Virginia

    Them's Prairie Bomb prices!
  16. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (1,544) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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    I love this beer. It's reasonably priced compared to many other similar beers and the taste is incredible. I'm very happy with the availability the last few years.
  17. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,485) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Ouch, its around $24 bucks a 4 pack here. That sucks, I would not pay $40.
  18. Prince_Casual

    Prince_Casual Disciple (305) Nov 3, 2012 District of Columbia

    Was it ever really gone though?
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  19. flaskman

    flaskman Aspirant (279) Aug 3, 2015 New York

    I will pick up half a case. I really enjoy it and consider it a treat. I did the same last year and still have 5 left. I do the same thing with High West Victory at Sea.
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  20. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,709) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina

    It’s the toughest BA Stout to get that Distros here. I’d buy a case if I could.
  21. ESHBG

    ESHBG Aspirant (235) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Not the price I see it for. It's good and I enjoy it but not that much. I get the economics of it all and not expecting to see it for $10.99 or something crazy like that but...
  22. hoagzzz

    hoagzzz Initiate (181) Feb 28, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I have not seen boo diddly about 2019 SMS.. anyone? Usually right about now yes??
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  23. hoagzzz

    hoagzzz Initiate (181) Feb 28, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I’ll grab prob two four packs, IMO fresh KBS is still top notch. However it Starts to fade as early 5-6 months.
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  24. Ronmarley1

    Ronmarley1 Initiate (89) Jan 20, 2014 Ohio

  25. Number1Framer

    Number1Framer Initiate (125) Mar 13, 2016 Wisconsin

    I do believe SMS 'usually' comes out now, but in my state it showed up very late last year (I want to say April). I remember seeing it in the hauls thread for a good month or 2 before it finally turned up at my shop. Was worth the wait since I was easily able to procure 2 4 packs at $13 each. KBS on the other hand is at best $20/4 pack here.
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  26. beernuts

    beernuts Disciple (331) Jan 23, 2014 Virginia

    I opened a 2015 about a week ago and it was terrible. It had a bitter, chalky taste and I had to pour it out.
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  27. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,285) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Three years ago, I felt lucky to be getting a 4-pack of KBS which required me to also buy two 4-packs of FBS. Last year I could have gotten a few dozen cases easily, but only got one 4-pack, and I think I've got some left. Not sure I'll get any this year - like @tzieser, I like Sunday Morning Stout as well and it's cheaper - and there are many other BA beers I like for cheaper. KBS hasn't changed, still good, but not worth $22+ a 4-pack to me.
  28. PatrickCT

    PatrickCT Poo-Bah (1,899) Feb 18, 2015 Connecticut

    I will actively seek this.
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  29. hoagzzz

    hoagzzz Initiate (181) Feb 28, 2014 Pennsylvania

    More I think of it one four pack might be the way to go. I really am looking forward to SMS considering the value and quality. Another brew that’s better when fresh.
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  30. ericwo

    ericwo Initiate (89) Aug 21, 2008 Pennsylvania

    It always sucks to see how high the Philly/PA market is compared to most places! I didn't think too much of paying $40 for a 4-pack of KBS because in years past when it was nearly impossible to find a 4-pack, the going price for a single bottle of KBS in the Philly area was about $10. I also recently paid $35 for a bottle of CBS. What's up with these prices?
  31. invertalon

    invertalon Devotee (464) Jan 27, 2009 Ohio

    Always love picking up a 4-pack or two of KBS, it's one of favorite beers (loss of hype or not!). People are silly.

    On a side note, did a 4-year vertical of KBS last year and like mentioned above, fresher is best with this one. Each recent year got better than the previous bottle.
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  32. TriggerFingers

    TriggerFingers Disciple (325) Apr 29, 2012 California

    Never really liked this one with age on it. If you plan on drinking it before New Years 2020, then you're good! I might pick some up if I see it.
  33. gcasher

    gcasher Zealot (521) Dec 20, 2008 Pennsylvania

    I've seen it in Pittsburgh (maybe last year's?); several cases.
  34. Rich4mde1

    Rich4mde1 Initiate (28) Jun 27, 2018 Missouri

    $40 to me seems really high for this beer. I think here in Missouri its somewhere in the park of $20-24, which IMO is fine for what you get. Enjoyable beer.
  35. HopsCraftHouse

    HopsCraftHouse Initiate (54) Mar 18, 2016 New York

    Thats rough! The big box grocery store around here messed up and put most of theirs on their "Make your own 6 pack" wall. I got a case for $45. I know I just made out lucky and got it way under cost but even the beer stores around here had them for $20/ 4pk

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  36. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Meyvn (1,485) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Ya that is way beyond crazy. I got a bottle of CBS for $20 bucks. I can see a slight price difference but not almost double, someone is raking in the cash on these items.
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  37. stevepat

    stevepat Devotee (498) Mar 12, 2013 California

    Just saw bombers of this and CBS still on the shelf at local grocer. 12.99 for KBS, 18.99 for CBS. Would definitely do both in a 4 pack format, definitely passing on KBS bombers and probably not looking for another CBS bomber
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  38. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,067) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I've got more big stouts than Carter has liver pills (anybody [edit: else] here old enough to remember that line?) but I'm in anyway.
  39. robo55

    robo55 Initiate (54) Oct 29, 2015 Massachusetts

    Love KBS! I couldn’t even finish my bottle of Treehouse Double Shot, but can’t get enough of KBS. I’ll for sure pickup a couple of 4-pks just like I do every year.
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  40. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,397) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    This time nation wide will include Wyoming, though Founders isn't expected to ou hit the local market until the end of April.
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