Founders to Iowa

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  1. bditty187

    bditty187 Poo-Bah (2,819) Jul 10, 2002 Nebraska
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    Good news... the rumors are true Founders is coming to Iowa. I can speak for the western part of the state (ie Council Bluffs) as it should be in stores around March 13th. All year round beers and seasonal to start with special release beers to follow. Awesome.
     
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  2. Cyclone8

    Cyclone8 Disciple (369) Oct 19, 2011 Minnesota
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    Happy for you guys. They are truly one of the best breweries on the planet, their line is delicious top to bottom.
     
  3. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2011 Vermont
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    It is going to be distributed everywhere in Iowa from my understanding. 100% confirmed it is coming to the IC/CR area.
     
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  4. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Initiate (92) May 25, 2005 Nebraska

    !!!

    fantastic news.
     
  5. Ungertaker

    Ungertaker Disciple (351) Apr 30, 2010 Minnesota

    As long as it means they are not leaving MN, I am happy to hear our neighbors to the south are going to be able to enjoy such awesome beer on a regular basis without the need to trade for it!
     
  6. antlerwrestler19

    antlerwrestler19 Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2010 Nebraska

    I already drive across the river to Council Bluffs for Bells Brewing beers (as well as some other odds and ends) and now I've got even more incentive to make the trek - pretty stoked!
     
  7. ballz50401

    ballz50401 Initiate (0) Jul 29, 2009 Iowa

    This is GREAT!!! The email I sent them a year ago worked...lol! I just hope the distributing in the Mason City/Clear Lake area gets better. We still get short changed on a lot of great brews that are available in our state, but not here.:confused:
     
  8. JediMatt

    JediMatt Initiate (75) Jun 18, 2010 Iowa

    Very cool! Always happy to see a new brewery start distributing here. :slight_smile:
     
  9. redbird

    redbird Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2008 Missouri

    Good for Iowa! I could drink Founders Porter for days and days and years.
     
  10. redblacks75

    redblacks75 Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2010 Iowa

    Very excited about this as well. I had been pestering them on Twitter for about a year as well.
     
  11. Rob-P

    Rob-P Initiate (32) Feb 29, 2012 Iowa

    Bump. Anyone seen this yet in IA?
     
  12. mattafett

    mattafett Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2009 Iowa

    It will be in N.L. (Johncy's) on the 19th. Also Hoptimum will be there on the 3rd.
     
  13. bditty187

    bditty187 Poo-Bah (2,819) Jul 10, 2002 Nebraska
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    Founders is now in Council Bluffs, IA... fresh today.
     
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  14. poopinmybutt

    poopinmybutt Initiate (92) May 25, 2005 Nebraska

    you dont happen to have kbs do you...
     
  15. DanH11

    DanH11 Initiate (0) Feb 26, 2012 Illinois
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    Is anyone else planning on going to the release party at Red's on the 20th?
     
  16. bditty187

    bditty187 Poo-Bah (2,819) Jul 10, 2002 Nebraska
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    No I don't.
     
  17. woodchopper

    woodchopper Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2010 Illinois

    Yes I'm planning on a road trip to reds on the 20th hoping to bring with monkey911 and going to check with GraniteSkunk as see if they want to roll up for son tasty beers!
     
  18. KAF

    KAF Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2007 Iowa

    I was, but I just heard that they're not getting in KBS, CBS or Better Half so I may just go the next day and see what is left. I love Founders beer (have been making beer runs to IL for the last several years to get their stuff), but I am not going to deal with the frenzy that always takes place at Red's when they have a special tap takeover when I've already tried everything that they're bringing in.
     
  19. jjohnston884

    jjohnston884 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2007 Iowa

    Maybe we should set up our own Founders party? I got a breakfast stout, kbs, and backwoods bastard to offer and we could easily get sixers of the standards today or tomorrow.
     
  20. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2011 Vermont
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    Red's pretty much got screwed. Beer distribution in Iowa is awful.
     
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  21. redblacks75

    redblacks75 Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2010 Iowa

    I like the idea
     
  22. redblacks75

    redblacks75 Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2010 Iowa

    Have we found out why on this one? It went from KBS, to CBS, now suddenly none of the good stuff. The lone exception is the Imperial Stout was added. I have had everything they are bringing tomorrow though.
     
  23. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2011 Vermont
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    The distributor apparently provided them with an inaccurate list of what they would be delivering (not once but twice). I am guessing this has something to do with all of the complaints surrounding the release date both at bars and retail (which has changed as well).
     
  24. redblacks75

    redblacks75 Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2010 Iowa

    Beer politics, I'm not a fan.
     
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  25. RP3P0

    RP3P0 Initiate (72) Jan 25, 2011 Missouri

    If you blokes get All Day IPA I will be super jealous. We're not seeing that in St. Louis at this time.
     
  26. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2011 Vermont
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    Reds is getting All Day IPA according to their latest list per twitter.
     
  27. KAF

    KAF Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2007 Iowa

    So did Fleck drop the ball? I heard a rumor that The Sanctuary threw some kind of fit over Red's getting the release and that is why the original date was moved back, but again that was just a rumor. I agree with redblacks75 that beer politics suck and in the IC area they seem to play a role more often than not.

    It is unfortunate that Red's won't be getting KBS, CBS, Better Half, Nemesis or some other big beers from Founders, but All Day IPA is solid and from what I have heard will not be available in Iowa in bottles this year so if you haven't have it yet you may want to stop in and try it while it's here. At least we can be happy that Founders is here and hope that eventually they will send their bigger beers as well.
     
  28. Rob-P

    Rob-P Initiate (32) Feb 29, 2012 Iowa

    I also heard the release was pushed back for the whole state due to one "offender." Was hoping to have some to enjoy with tourney games last weekend.

    Picked up 6 pack of centennial IPA and reds rye p.a. today at hy vee on jordan creek pkwy in WDM. They also had bastard, porter, double trouble, and maybe one other. Looking forward to trying them. Any thoughts on any of those beers from anyone?

    Possibly hy vee on mills civic has more as they usually have a much better selection. Didn't see any imperial stout...is that coming to IA as well?

    Any truth to the rumor that Stone is coming to IA this year as well?
     
  29. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2011 Vermont
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    None of the specialty beers that have already been released are coming to IA.
     
  30. bditty187

    bditty187 Poo-Bah (2,819) Jul 10, 2002 Nebraska
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    What is Reds?
     
  31. bditty187

    bditty187 Poo-Bah (2,819) Jul 10, 2002 Nebraska
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    Rumor as far as I know. Hopefully Iowa will see Tallgrass and Green Flash sooner than later...
     
  32. huskermike12

    huskermike12 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2011 Vermont
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    Craft Bar in North Liberty (just north of Iowa City)
     
  33. redblacks75

    redblacks75 Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2010 Iowa

    Picked up today Dirty Bastard (my favorite Scotch Ale), Double Trouble, and Reds Rye (first time having this one). Despite all of the BS surrounding the release party, and what not. It looked really nice to see Founders prominently displayed right when I walked into Benz Beverage Depot today.

    I almost always picked up something from Founders when I would travel out of state. This is going to be nice. Plus quite a few places are putting some of their releases on tap around here. Bonus!
     
  34. mattafett

    mattafett Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2009 Iowa

    I got Dirty Bastard and Red's Rye on Monday fron Johncy's. What was the deal with John's getting it today (tues)??
     
  35. bditty187

    bditty187 Poo-Bah (2,819) Jul 10, 2002 Nebraska
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    Thanks for the info!
     
  36. JediMatt

    JediMatt Initiate (75) Jun 18, 2010 Iowa

    I saw Double Trouble, Dirty Bastard, Red RyePA, and one of the other IPA's at the Hyvee Drug Town at 42nd and Uni yesterday. No Cerise, which I was really hoping for. :slight_frown:
     
  37. FreshHawk

    FreshHawk Initiate (0) Nov 24, 2009 Illinois

    Cerise isn't available until June per their website. So in a couple of months you should get your wish.
     
  38. JediMatt

    JediMatt Initiate (75) Jun 18, 2010 Iowa

    Ah, I thought it was one of their year-round brews. That gives me hope. Thanks!!
     
  39. dckepley

    dckepley Initiate (168) Aug 13, 2006 Iowa

    It has arrived in Ames!!! Finally!!!
     
  40. redblacks75

    redblacks75 Initiate (0) Oct 29, 2010 Iowa

    The Porter has almost vanished already in Cedar Rapids.
     
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