Founders Specialty Releases

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by MLeicht, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. MLeicht

    MLeicht Jul 9, 2012 New Jersey
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    So i just checked a local distributor list for releases next week and they are releasing Founders Imperial Stout which i found to be odd seeing how all special release from Founders this year were over. After checking Founders website and when their beers are to be released i saw that bunch of specialty beers are going to be released at different times. The biggest shock was KBS is going to be released in April. And Double Trouble is going to be released in May-June. Plus their season releases are All day IPA and Breakfast. Has anyone else heard about the change?
     
  2. TongoRad

    TongoRad Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    Well, if they are still only going to ship like 4 cases per state, I don't see how changing when it happens will make a whole lot of difference.
     
  3. FEUO

    FEUO Jul 24, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Hadn't heard of the change. KBS in April is odd. Bigger release this time around?

    As for 4 cases per state outside MI... sounds like too many. :p
    Just like Chi should get ALL the Bourbon County stuff. ;) ;) ;)
     
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  4. jefferyc

    jefferyc Dec 5, 2008 Michigan

    I love directly across the street from the brewery so I'm able to get unlimited cases ;)
     
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  5. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Oct 19, 2011 Minnesota
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    Their IS is not a "special release", it's a seasonal (as are Double Trouble and Breakfast). Much, much more available than any of the special releases (such as KBS).
     
  6. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Feb 3, 2012 Michigan

    One of the best Imp Stouts available IMO. If you find some, buy it
     
  7. DrJosephOBoogie

    DrJosephOBoogie Sep 3, 2012 Ontario (Canada)

    Perhaps the KBS April thing is distribution, and not the release. Founders Black Party is typically in April, and I imagine they would want to space the KBS and Black parties (as they have before).
     
  8. ShemRahBoo

    ShemRahBoo Jan 28, 2010 New Jersey
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    Pretty sure it was like this last year as well. And yeah FIS is amazing definitely grab some if you see it.
     
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  9. RPS

    RPS Jun 7, 2012 Iowa

    According to their website they've changed the release schedule and designations. From what I can tell they will still maintain the 5 year round beers (Porter, DB, Red Rye, Dry Hopped Pale, and Centennial) and now have only two seasonal releases--- All Day IPA from March to September and Breakfast Stout from October to February. The rest of their offerings will be "speciality" being available for a month or two during the year--(IS, Curmudgeon, KBS, Double Trouble, Devil Dancer, Cerise, Harvest, and Backwoods).
     
  10. iceatalamo

    iceatalamo Dec 13, 2011 Michigan
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    KBS distribution in April would even be weird. If KBS Day and the release of it is not in March, that makes me sad....
     
  11. tectactoe

    tectactoe Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    I heard All Day was becoming a year-rounder, but it very well could just be BS.
     
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  12. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Jul 12, 2012 Michigan
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    KBS will be released in mid March along with distro just like every other special release. The Black Party will be towards the end of April like every other year. Just the way it is.

    They said they couldn't get the hops used and don't want to change the recipe. It was going to be a year rounder until that happened.
     
  13. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Oct 19, 2011 Minnesota
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    Cool, thanks for the update!
     
  14. mark14580

    mark14580 Jan 15, 2011 New York

    Founders official website lists KBS availability of April.
     
  15. Goosey

    Goosey Jan 18, 2012 Missouri

    I would love to see a barrel aged RIS. I have some one year olds now waiting for a bone-chilling day to be enjoyed by the fire. I would take a reduction in production of FBS for an increase in production of RIS. Not that I don't love FBS, but I get a case every year, age it, and drink last years case, and I would like to do the same with RIS, but it is normally too limited.
     
  16. BlueRogue

    BlueRogue May 1, 2011 Maine

    I can't wait to try Founders Impy Stout and, hopefully, KBS.
     
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  17. iceatalamo

    iceatalamo Dec 13, 2011 Michigan
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    Source? Like stated in the thread, the website now says April. I hope you are right.
     
  18. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Jul 12, 2012 Michigan
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    Yeah I find that pretty strange. It was definitely March of last year when it was released. I believe it was the 11th and then distro around the area was the following Thursday to most places around GR. If you look at the reviews for Bourbon Barrel Sumatra Brown, that's when the KBS party was this year.
     
  19. iceatalamo

    iceatalamo Dec 13, 2011 Michigan
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    Oh I know, I've been there the past 3 years. Personally I am shocked that they would change it, they usually held it as close to the Ides of March that they could. And now you just ruined my day by reminding me how damn good BB Sumatra Brown was.....so thritsy now.
     
  20. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    On founders webpage:

    "We are happy as hell to share that our new brewhouse is now on line and that we just recently started brewing into the new system. We plan to use this new system in 2012 to increase production of our specialty items to better service the demand for them. It is important to keep in mind, however, that the next couple of 750ml (Backstage Series) releases as well as the 2012 KBS release will still be scarce, because these beers were brewed on the old (smaller) system. But after that we should be off and running toward much greater availability."

    2013 release of kbs should be a lot better than last years, but still expecting it to be a hard to get release. Im hoping to at least get a 4 pack out of it this year
     
  21. TheBeerTruck

    TheBeerTruck Feb 29, 2012 Michigan
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    I don't know when exactly Founders Imperial Stout will be released, but I do know that it was been bottled...as I'm drinking one from the new batch as I write this. It's another GREAT batch!!!
     
  22. stearns16

    stearns16 Jan 11, 2010 Connecticut
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    It would be even better if you "live" directly across the street from the brewery!!!
     
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  23. whendeathsleeps

    whendeathsleeps Nov 5, 2011 Indiana

    More Founders please. Thank you.
     
  24. whendeathsleeps

    whendeathsleeps Nov 5, 2011 Indiana

    What you do on your own time is your business.
     
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  25. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    I love the inside of the brewery.
     
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  26. YCantWeNotBeSober

    YCantWeNotBeSober Jul 27, 2012 Michigan

    Me too! I'm convinced Hopson is the greatest location in GR: I open my window and let the sweet smell of Founder's magical brewing process waft into my living room.
     
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  27. TheBeerTruck

    TheBeerTruck Feb 29, 2012 Michigan
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    Not only is it a great location, but it's no coincidence that the word "hops" is in the buildings name...as it's owned by some of the same people that own Founders. :)
     
  28. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    As a RIS lover, Founders is one of the best brewed. Awesome beer, I hope it makes it to New Hampshire for the first time.
     
  29. YCantWeNotBeSober

    YCantWeNotBeSober Jul 27, 2012 Michigan

    Wow, I guess you learn something everyday. I honestly thought it was coincidence and jokingly took pride in the name, but now I can take even more pride in knowing that I'm fulfilling the founders (double meaning) intention of housing loyal customers right across the street. ;)
     
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  30. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    It's always like this.
     
  31. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania
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    Actually, KBS did release in march last year
     
  32. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    I was told yesterday by my local bottle shop that he'd have Double Trouble in early January.
    He took my number, I got excited....I'll be bummed if I have to wait until May. :mad:
     
  33. vivasbeer

    vivasbeer Feb 3, 2012 Michigan


    Still some Double Trouble on the shelf in these parts lol. I wanted to pick up an single bottle just to see....probably not though
     
  34. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    It actually still tastes very good. Not as hoppy, but still nice.
     
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