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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by TastyIsBeer, Apr 11, 2013.

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  1. TastyIsBeer

    TastyIsBeer Devotee (499) Dec 13, 2006 Illinois

    Walked into a bar this evening and saw this on the draft list:

    After studying it for a second trying to decide, the KBS jumped out at me. "Whoa-gotta get me one of these!" Waitress walks up: "Can I get a KENTUCKY Breakfast Stout?""Sure" Beer comes, I taste. "Hmmm... tastes a lot like regular Breakfast Stout." Waitress comes back. "Are you sure this is KENTUCKY Breakfast Stout?" "It was what was on the ticket"... "I think they poured you the wrong thing. Would you still like a Kentucky Breakfast Stout?" "YES!"

    I was happy to accidentally try the base beer and the goodness that is KBS back-to-back for just the price of the KBS.

    Any other good beer luck stories out there?
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  2. paulys55

    paulys55 Zealot (587) Aug 2, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Just FYI: FBS is not the base beer for KBS.
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  3. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Defender (608) Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
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    Damn I was there on Friday and they didn't have KBS. Dayman was great though!
  4. paulys55

    paulys55 Zealot (587) Aug 2, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    As for good beer luck...when CBS dropped, I was really busy and didn't manage to score a bottle. I had previously had it on tap so I wasn't too bumbed but I still wanted to snag a bottle. One of my beer reps told me they had none left and my account with them wasn't big enough to make the cut for allocation. He said he would keep his eyes out for me. About 3 months later after I had all but forgotten and given up, he shows up randomly at my bar and hands me a bottle. I was blown away. Thanks buddy, you know who you are.
  5. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2005 District of Columbia

    You know, I was thinkin' bout this - and maybe it is. I know it says "Note, this is NOT simply barrel-aged Breakfast Stout. It is an entirely different beer" but does that really mean FBS isn't the base? Maybe they're trying to say, "don't mistaken this for that, as it transforms into something totally different."

    Idk, just my thoughts. Anyone know for sure?
  6. nsheehan

    nsheehan Devotee (457) Jul 3, 2011 Texas
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    The first time I went to Russian River I asked for not just a full sampler of beer (both sides of the brew board, American and Belgian styles are on each side), I asked for a 1 American style and 2 Belgian style samplers, which is a board and a half of samplers. Strange request, right? I just wanted to get to sample each Belgian a little more before I chose a pint/snifter.

    They ended up bringing out the wrong combination of sides (I think they brought out 2 American and 1 Belgian), and ended up getting extra sampler beer for free when the error was corrected. I and my table (family members) didn't mind the error; we would've paid for it, but the brewpub was cool to comp it hassle-free.

    P.S. I can't believe Ommegang Witte is beer of the month when there are other beers on board, and better more local ones around the upper midwest.
  7. paulys55

    paulys55 Zealot (587) Aug 2, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    I'm about 94% positive that I heard or read that it is a different base beer...I don't have the motivation to look it up, sorry.
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  8. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Meyvn (1,250) Feb 27, 2013 Maryland
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    A friend at Stone buying a new person to beer like me, a 2008 DB pint and a sample of Rodenbach Classic because we had been talking about them and how I hadn't had them. This was at an Enjoy By event.
  9. keysburg

    keysburg Initiate (138) Mar 28, 2012 Massachusetts

    I found BCBCS on the shelf when I was visiting my dad for Christmas and when I wandered into my local store last Friday and asked about KBS they sold me their last bottle of six.
  10. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,188) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Damn, $3.50 pints for all their beers?
  11. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    I walked into my regular store (well the guy left and started his own place), but it was a week or so after KBS came out. I went in just to walk around and shop. I go to check out with a 6 pack of something I cant remember. He asks me, "do you want the 2 bottles of KBS i set aside for you?"

    Now I hadnt even mentioned KBS to him in any way shape or form. He just kind of did it. Then i only paid $5 for both.

    Thanks JD!
  12. TwelveOunces

    TwelveOunces Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2011 Kentucky

    Excuse me, could I have a Guinness, thanks.
  13. inchrisin

    inchrisin Defender (654) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    Seems like when I go to a bar I have to have four beers in mind that I want to drink. I order three and they're out of all of them. I usually get a beer by the fourth order. Maybe you guys should stay away from my unlucky beer ass.
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  14. Benish

    Benish Savant (902) Mar 13, 2013 Wisconsin
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    When I'm visiting my folks, once a while there is a decent beer in their fridge and its free :slight_smile:
  15. jplopez21

    jplopez21 Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2012 Illinois
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    holy hell. I've never heard of this place. NEED to go.
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  16. beercanman

    beercanman Initiate (0) Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    That's a good taplist.
  17. hornsup

    hornsup Disciple (324) Nov 29, 2012 Virginia
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    Hope you got a Guinness, I hear that's only brewed in Ireland

    THANAT0PSIS Defender (674) Aug 3, 2010 Wisconsin
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    That may be the best taplist these eyes have ever beheld outside of a festival. To regrettably quote Randy Newman, Dirty Nellie's, you've got a friend in me.
  19. xShoWTeKx

    xShoWTeKx Devotee (404) Jan 21, 2013 South Carolina
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    I was at twin peaks the other day and ordered a tall sweetwater IPA a different waitress brings it to me and I start drinking it then about 3 minutes later my actual waitress brings out another one and says something about the ticket rang up wrong and they poured 2. Not anything special but I was happy to get a free beer.
  20. hornsup

    hornsup Disciple (324) Nov 29, 2012 Virginia
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    Regrettably? YOU TAKE THAT BACK!
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  21. JayAre46

    JayAre46 Devotee (422) Sep 27, 2010 Texas
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    Zombie dust, kbs, fbs, sucaba, dayman and ten fidy. That's ridiculous man. White. Girl. Wasted.
  22. SSSBR1509

    SSSBR1509 Initiate (158) Jan 12, 2013 Florida
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    A buddy of mine and i went into our local ABC and we came across a 4 pack of weyerbacher double simcoe for $3.50 about 85 cents a bottle i know its year round but its still a solid beer
  23. fishmich

    fishmich Devotee (417) Apr 11, 2013 Michigan
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    bad beer luck story...
    my local bar usually has around 35 handles going with a very nice selection. a few days after KBS came out(about two weeks ago) i walked in and sat down. i asked if they had KBS yet and if they planned to tap it soon. she says "yeah we have it in the cooler but not sure when we are going to set it up." i said "sounds good plenty of other options." then she says "i think we still have CBS on tap." to this i simply said calmly..."what?" she says, "yeah we had a keg we've been sitting on and we tapped it a couple days ago." she asks another server if it was still on tap and that girl replies, "no we ran out a couple hours ago." i went from pure excitement and joy to heartbreak. i was still able to get some Goodnight Bodacious but it was tough.

    good beer luck story...
    shortly after that i was in one of my local bottle shops talking to the guy behind the counter about beer. he got KBS for the first time this year and we were talking about other stouts. i told him Goose Island makes a really good one called Bourbon County and he reaches under the counter and says, "yeah this stuff?" with a bottle of BCBCS in hand. i said well that is the coffee version but yeah thats it. he had been saving it after selling the only other bottle he got last year but he saw how big my eyes got when i saw that red label and decided to offer it to me. i gladly bought it and told him when i do decide to open it that ill let him know so he can try it. good people at that store that ive known since i was a little kid.
  24. LeRose

    LeRose Meyvn (1,174) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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    You did read that. It was in a thread I think within the last week and a half or so... There was some discussion on both sides, but I think the general opinion was two different base beers. Some people dared to bring facts into the discussion LOL!
  25. HokiesandBeer

    HokiesandBeer Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2013 Pennsylvania
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