How would Texas respond to CBS?

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas, Apr 11, 2017.

  1. Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas

    Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas Aspirant (292) Aug 24, 2015 Texas
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    Founder's Brewing - specifically KBS - started my journey in craft beer many years ago. Basically, I learned it was rare and highly sought-after and thus - decided I must try it.

    Founder's released this today:

    Sounds boring.

    Malt liquor?! You may have a different opinion and thats fine, but mine is "next". I hope Im wrong.

    This all got me wondering though...with much rumor that CBS will likely be the December release of Founder's Barrel Aged Series, what will the reaction be here in Texas?

    Ive never had CBS - so I will definitely be ISO. But maybe this is a classic issue of hype vs. reality. Correct me if Im wrong, but wasnt CBS released in 2009? Or was it 2011? Either way - long time ago. Many new barrel-aged beers have come along. Additionally, a lot of great BBA stouts now exist w/ varying degrees of difficultly to obtain.

    It almost begs the question: "With all of today's craft-beer competition, will the value of CBS be dimished with another release - thus opening it up to present day comparisons?"
  2. needMIbeer

    needMIbeer Crusader (708) Feb 5, 2014 Texas
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    My obsession with craft beer also started with KBS about three years ago and craft beer as a whole has been part of my regular beer choices for over a decade.

    I'm personally excited about the new Founders release for the simple fact that it is out of the ordinary. In a market crowded with adjunct stouts and NE style IPAs I personally welcome something different. Don't get me wrong I love both styles but the hype surrounding them is apparent and occasionally exhausting.

    I did have the opportunity to try CBS at the taproom in GR a little over a year ago. I did think it was a great beer but ultimately not as earth shattering as many had hyped it up to be. As far as the value goes I think that depends on how much of it is produced. If it is produced in the same quantities as the barrel-aged series releases have been so far then I don't see the perceived "value" of it holding up. If Founders was to release it the way Prairie did Pirate Paradise with a brewery only release that specifically stated there are only 1200 bottles of it then it'd be a whole different story.
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  3. aschwab

    aschwab Zealot (575) Mar 3, 2009 Texas
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    CBS did show up in Texas a couple years back...but on tap only.
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  4. Koshkin

    Koshkin Initiate (124) Nov 2, 2014 Texas
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    It's pretty incredible stuff but a little goes a long way with the maple syrup. That being said, I don't see anyone not being excited to squirrel away as many bottles as they can locate.
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  5. Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas

    Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas Aspirant (292) Aug 24, 2015 Texas
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    Someone told me that they felt Michigan Maple Jesus by ET was exactly how CBS tasted.

    Having not had CBS, I can only speculate. But there's the point - more and more options are being created that match these once sought after beers.
  6. Chadzero

    Chadzero Initiate (146) Dec 20, 2008 Texas
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    IIRC When it was released 2ish years ago in kegs, there were about 3-4 events around town tapping it. I went and did the flights at easy tiger. I think it was a 4oz pour along with Backwoods bastard, centennial, and something else. No line, easy to get in and try some. I remember people saying there was a huge line draughthouse and it pretty much poured until the slim kicked.
  7. DamianX13

    DamianX13 Initiate (165) Sep 18, 2012 Texas
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    Had it at Bangers a couple of years back and thought it was delicious.
  8. Yellowlt4

    Yellowlt4 Initiate (126) Sep 21, 2016 Texas

    DKML Sounds delicious to me. I fully expect a big barrel aged Barley Wine /Old Ale style beer. I could see it being something like a Bruery Potiere or maybe Firestone Helldorado or somewhere in between. With that said yes, CBS would fly off the shelves herem
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  9. donspublic

    donspublic Meyvn (1,140) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
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    I think Frootwood is the first/only BA beer I have had with maple syrup, I can see how KBS would rock with this added to it
  10. Maich

    Maich Initiate (193) Oct 23, 2014 Texas
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    Houston would buy it up in about 5 minutes. I had the opportunity to have it at Nobi one year it was solid but I wouldn't search it out like a mad man.
  11. Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas

    Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas Aspirant (292) Aug 24, 2015 Texas
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    I remember when Nobi tapped that and I was out of town - irionically in Michigan of all places. Was bummed I missed it and havent seen in tapped anywhere near me since.
  12. Onslow

    Onslow Zealot (577) Apr 12, 2007 Texas

    it is a very tasty beer, but very close to a novelty, nothing you'd want a whole lot of.
    i thought the actual maple syrup they used was the better drink..
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  13. pwsoldier

    pwsoldier Devotee (438) Apr 26, 2007 Texas

    I missed the draft release of CBS a couple years ago, but the 2011 release was fucking incredible. It's absolutely worth the hype, more so than KBS imo (don't get me wrong, I love KBS too).
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  14. starkmarvelo

    starkmarvelo Disciple (370) Jan 20, 2010 Texas
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    I had CBS on tap at Big Hops and it was one of the most decadent beers I've ever had. Like drinking chocolate ganache.
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  15. Persdawg

    Persdawg Aspirant (247) Mar 12, 2015 Texas
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    drank half a keg of it last time Dallas had it.

    very hype worthy
  16. Abbbp

    Abbbp Crusader (706) Mar 9, 2013 Texas
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    Yup, I drank multiple pours all over Dallas as well- common table, flying saucer, moth... thought it was fantastic. Can't wait for bottles, eff the trade hype, just wanna drink it
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  17. JJFoodie

    JJFoodie Initiate (191) May 11, 2009 Texas
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    Truth, son!
    Abbbp likes this.
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