Release Founders Launches KBS Week: March 18-22, 2014 (Grand Rapids), April 1st Release Date Elsewhere

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  1. Nick429255

    Nick429255 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2014 Michigan

    It's comical I know. But if your big into beer and you are after stuff that comes in and is gone in hours..... ya gotta do it
     
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  2. Donco

    Donco Devotee (460) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    This is the same thing they did in December with Sweet Repute and it worked fine. Although I think KBS has a "few" more takers...;)
     
  3. Nick429255

    Nick429255 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2014 Michigan

    Yea. I still run into Sweet Repute every now and then actually. I liked that beer!
     
  4. Donco

    Donco Devotee (460) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Bought 3 bottles. Good stuff..have a few for trade too.
     
  5. isojealous

    isojealous Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2013 Michigan

    Is this something just you use or is it a group that you can add people to?
     
  6. founder26

    founder26 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    founders won't, but you may get lucky and find a bar that is gonna have it on tap that might do growler fills, although I highly doubt it, doesn't hurt to ask though.
     
  7. bcp5296d

    bcp5296d Devotee (481) Aug 7, 2012 North Carolina
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    As with all charitable donations, there is a tax professional behind the scenes advising things like this. Its sort of a win win. I have no complaints here.
     
  8. BoardwalkBock

    BoardwalkBock Devotee (451) Aug 18, 2012 New York
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    Coming anywhere near the Tri-State Area? I doubt my local beer distributor in Long Island is going to get a case, they never do. I was lucky enough to have it on tap at the Nassau Colisuem Beer Festival three years ago at the Founder's tent. It was gone in 10 minutes.
     
  9. Nick429255

    Nick429255 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2014 Michigan

    It's just on my FB. Select HOME tab in FB. down on the left column, select interests or create interest. From there, just add FB pages to the interests group.
     
  10. DisturbedGrk

    DisturbedGrk Initiate (69) Jul 25, 2011 Indiana
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    Out of curiosity, when the tickets go on sale, is there a day that sells out quicker than the others? I want to go on Saturday, but don't want to put my eggs in that basket when they go on sale if it's the quickest to sell out and then get burned on the other days too.
     
  11. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Defender (690) Feb 5, 2014 Texas
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    most likely Saturday will sell out the quickest due to the fact it is Saturday and they are tapping kegs of it as well that day
     
  12. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Disciple (300) Apr 5, 2013 New Jersey
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    It'll be everywhere and no where at the same time. Start making buddies with shop employees now.
     
  13. Beer-A-Lot

    Beer-A-Lot Defender (657) Oct 4, 2012 Virginia

    I need a new tailgate chair.
     
  14. end_27

    end_27 Disciple (334) Sep 23, 2012 Illinois
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    Hey boys and girls....

    If anyone is going to be attending the KBS release that 3rd week in March, that Friday 3/21, me and a few of my friends are kicking off our 2nd Annual "KBS Bottle Share."

    If you can make it great we'd love to have you! Meet some new people and get to indulge into some tasty treats as well. Check out the link...http://www.beeradvocate.com/communi...-bottle-share-at-springhill-suites-mi.154018/
     
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  15. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Aspirant (244) Jan 3, 2013 Illinois
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    Even though they sold out quickly, at least the process was smooth compared to the crapshow last year. I managed to get 2 tix for Saturday (1 for me and my wife).
     
  16. Donco

    Donco Devotee (460) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Success! I just scored Release ticket for Thursday of KBS Week...;)
     
  17. iceatalamo

    iceatalamo Initiate (183) Dec 13, 2011 Michigan
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    Got one for Saturday. Was trying to get more.

    Agreed the process and website were better.

    Still shocked that at 8 bottle limit it is this hard to get tickets. I mean it seemed to sell out in a matter of seconds/minutes.
     
  18. Donco

    Donco Devotee (460) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Saturday was shut out..same day as the tap release and more people have the day off. I am just in visiting my family so I was flexible.
     
  19. aucanuck

    aucanuck Initiate (32) Dec 18, 2010 Georgia
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    Driving from Atlanta to pick up beer on Wednesday. Got a ticket and pretty excited to hit a bunch of cool breweries along the way.
     
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  20. shredder83

    shredder83 Devotee (423) Feb 21, 2013 Illinois
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    Got a ticket for Friday, I'm probably more excited to finally be taking a trip to founders than the kbs I'll be picking up. Been meaning to get up there for a while.
     
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  21. BreakfastStout

    BreakfastStout Disciple (305) Oct 15, 2013 Michigan
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    I got my ticket for Wednesday. They went fast. We tried for a second set for my wife with no luck. My brother in law and a few others I know also got shut out.
     
  22. Donco

    Donco Devotee (460) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    It's a great place and fun to just sit and sip at their tavern.
     
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  23. Jwhere

    Jwhere Initiate (137) Feb 25, 2014 Indiana
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    Me and my buddies got tickets for Saturday, can't wait! Not exactly cheap, but I figure I'm paying for the experience, and a road trip that includes going to Founders and Bells in one day is never a bad idea!
     
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  24. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Aspirant (244) Jan 3, 2013 Illinois
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    So one thing that made no sense was the website requiring you to put in a ticket allotment when the max you could order at one given time was 1 anyway. It should have just had a buy button on each date. It doesn't sound like a big deal in the grand scheme of things, but for some people, that 2 seconds could've made the difference between getting tickets and getting shut out.

    That's really my only nit-pick from this morning.
     
  25. BEERschlitz

    BEERschlitz Zealot (572) Oct 13, 2013 Michigan
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    So did u get a ticket?
     
  26. archiebunkerjr

    archiebunkerjr Aspirant (232) Oct 25, 2010 Michigan
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    My brother and I both scored Saturday tickets. I'm trying to figure out a way to spend Friday night in GR to attend the bottle share. I'm having a difficult time sweet talkin' the missus at the moment.
     
  27. Donco

    Donco Devotee (460) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    What bottle share are you referring to?
     
  28. archiebunkerjr

    archiebunkerjr Aspirant (232) Oct 25, 2010 Michigan
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    Post #54 in this thread. Click on the link in the post. Sounds like a fantastic time.
     
  29. Donco

    Donco Devotee (460) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    It sounds great. I've never been to one. Unfortunately I have a Thursday ticket and will need to return to Detroit that night. Maybe another one down the road.
     
  30. shredder83

    shredder83 Devotee (423) Feb 21, 2013 Illinois
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    Do they have a kitchen?
     
  31. Donco

    Donco Devotee (460) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Yes. They have a full menu. Check out their website.
     
  32. shredder83

    shredder83 Devotee (423) Feb 21, 2013 Illinois
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    thanks
     
  33. Chris_H_2

    Chris_H_2 Aspirant (244) Jan 3, 2013 Illinois
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    I did. I actually got 2 on Saturday (1 for me and 1 for my wife).
     
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  34. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Champion (876) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio
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    I missed out, but my buddy and his wife got tickets at least! Not sure for what day though. If it's Saturday I may just tag along and go to some MI breweries.
     
  35. PA-Michigander

    PA-Michigander Meyvn (1,342) Nov 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Gosh I miss MI. Especially times like these. Kudos to all those getting KBS at the release.
     
  36. sternamagrapha7x

    sternamagrapha7x Aspirant (205) Dec 4, 2013 Michigan
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    what a crock! i was on at 1059/11, picked my ticket but it never took me to a checkout, was on for an hour and a half, could have "bought" a ticket several times over that time period, but it never took me to a checkout. i feel cheated out of a ticket. how i was able to select a ticket for each day at least once but not be taken to a checkout is crazy. wonder what the explanation is for what happened.
     
  37. Morakaton

    Morakaton Initiate (0) May 6, 2013 Michigan

    Wooo, me and my friend both got a ticket to the Friday time slot. We both logged onto the site at 10:59am, kept refreshing until it was up, and bam! Sorry for others who didn't get there ticket ;/
     
  38. Donco

    Donco Devotee (460) Aug 12, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    It's really a random thing and I feel Founders did the best they could in setting it up that way. At least people in Michigan can find KBS on tap that week in Grand Rapids.
     
  39. daleyke

    daleyke Initiate (61) Aug 15, 2009 Pennsylvania

    In this circumstance Founders is not giving back to the community, their customers are. If Founders truly wanted to give back they could donate to whatever foundation they choose with their profits from their business. Instead they are charging their customers a fee so that they can charge them a second time for their product.
     
  40. sternamagrapha7x

    sternamagrapha7x Aspirant (205) Dec 4, 2013 Michigan
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    yeah that's easy for you to say, you got a ticket. but you're right tho, at least i get to drive 2 1/2 hrs to wait in line and hope i get 1 glass, then hope my local store gets a case so i can hopefully pay as much for 2btls as you're going to pay for 4. you're right at least i have that to look forward to.
     
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