Is Founders CBS going to be an annual release?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by bubseymour, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,163) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland

    Just wondering if this early 2018 release was just a one time thing and will be dormant another 6+ years, or whether Founders has put out any information yet whether they will bottle this annually? Some google searches turned up blank for me.
  2. jdell15

    jdell15 Initiate (185) Aug 27, 2010 Arkansas

    I would bet a lot of money that they don't release it again next year. Probably be at least a few years before they do it again. Other than KBS and Backwoods Bastard, they switch up their barrel aged offerings every year.
  3. Lahey

    Lahey Aspirant (284) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    If they released it in 12 oz bottles for a reasonable price, I think it would do well for them. I doubt they'll do it though. They'll probably take an ipa everyone likes, put it in a wine barrel or something and ruin it instead. Haven't been too impressed with their choices lately, though I haven't tried barrel runner yet. Didn't hear good things about that either though.
  4. Sirnickatnite

    Sirnickatnite Initiate (122) May 20, 2017 Texas

    Dankwood wasn't the best thing I ever had, but wasn't bad by any means. Barrel-runner was hot. I would agree barrel aging IPAs isn't the best way to go. CBS was a definite win for me and wouldn't mind seeing four packs like the international release they did. That being said I don't believe we will see it again this year. I've heard the next release is Crumudeons Better Half, which I'm excited for. Leaving one more release to be had.
  5. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,163) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland

    I enjoyed Dankwood quite a bit. Was not a fan of Barrell Runner (tasted like boozy butterscotch). Crumudgeon's Better Half sounds quite interesting as I love regular Curmudgeon. Ratings are high, I'm probably buying. Wonder if BA Curmudgeon will ever be bottled/distributed? Saw that was brewery only release. High ratings as well.

    Back to CBS, around my parts it went for about $30 a bottle. It still moved out quickly and I stopped seeing any after about 1-2 weeks from release.
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  6. Sirnickatnite

    Sirnickatnite Initiate (122) May 20, 2017 Texas

    Have also heard rumblings that the final Founders barrel aged series beer for 2018 could be BA Sumatra Mountain Brown, which sounds tasty. Due to the popularity it has had in their tap room and Founders social media putting winky face emoji's on a post asking if they are releasing it this year.
  7. Lahey

    Lahey Aspirant (284) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    I tried it a couple weeks ago at the tap room I believe. It was good from my memory, also a porter they aged in a port barrel was decent. I doubt the latter will see distribution, though it's better than most of their non stout BA releases thus far IMO.
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  8. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,896) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota

    It actually came out December 1, 2017 though I suppose some places were still getting it in January. They said at that time that it would be out in 2019 again. They didn't say when in 2019, for all we know it's January, 2019. I'm betting late Fall again.

    I had my first CBS in December and didn't like it, primarily due to a metallic taste in my mouth - not the beer. Should have waited. I had another one on father's day and it was incredible, strong maple. I'd rather see this in 4-packs of 12oz like foreign distribution was.
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  9. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,163) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland

    Just wonder who is "they said". Assuming you are getting the info. from Founders, but I didn't see anything on their website. Just wondering the source.
  10. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,696) Sep 3, 2008 California

    Oh hell yes, sign me up for BA Sumatra! Love that base beer.
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  11. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,896) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota

    The unspecified "they" that is responsible for much of the content on the internet :wink:

    The post below indicates it was from a 75% trustworthy source. Good enough for me. Those who really know can't say, so rumor is all we'll have for a while. If we wait for proof, we'll have it only when we see it in the store. Given the time it reportedly takes to make it, two years makes sense unless they find enough maple barrels to come out with it every year, overlapping batches.
  12. Lahey

    Lahey Aspirant (284) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    Just as long as you promise not to tease me about my football team (my poor hapless lions... maybe this is their year:rofl:)
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  13. GreenBayBA

    GreenBayBA Crusader (723) Aug 30, 2015 Wisconsin
    Premium Trader

    I posted in the wrong thread. Meet me in WBAYDN. But I certainly would like to visit with you, if you are in town! :grin:
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  14. Junior

    Junior Aspirant (292) May 23, 2015 Michigan

    I had BA Sumatra Mountain Brown at the CBS release. I thought it was very good. I hope the 4 pack price is in line with Backwoods/Dankwood/Barrel Runner.
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  15. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,896) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota

    Releasing BA Sumatra would be a great move, as it is rated 4.59 with 57 ratings. Given that I like regular Sumatra and like BA beers, I'd buy it in quantity.
  16. Sirnickatnite

    Sirnickatnite Initiate (122) May 20, 2017 Texas

    Hopefully so, however considering Sumatra Mountain Brown is around 13.99 a 4pk for the base beer alone .. I wouldn't keep my fingers crossed.
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  17. Sirnickatnite

    Sirnickatnite Initiate (122) May 20, 2017 Texas

    I wanted to edit my comments on Barrel Runner. Just opened one from the four pack I originally purchased. The hot rum/rubbing alcohol taste isn't even the most off-putting aspect, what is that plastic smell/taste ? Reminds me of opening a new refrigerator at Sears lol. Otherwise it's pretty smooth.
  18. HorseheadsHophead

    HorseheadsHophead Meyvn (1,320) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    I sure hope they make CBS again.

    I haven't tried Dankwood yet, but I hope they release Doom again. I never thought a BBA TIPA would be that delicious.
  19. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,896) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota

    It's a Sears tribute beer, on its way out...
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  20. chilltown38

    chilltown38 Initiate (17) Feb 24, 2017 Kentucky

    heres hoping for 12oz bottles.
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  21. james02

    james02 Initiate (73) Jan 29, 2015 New York

    I miss the Imperial stout
  22. cmiller4642

    cmiller4642 Aspirant (255) Aug 17, 2013 West Virginia

    I'm pretty sure Curmudgeon's Better Half and Project PAM are going to be the 2 barrel aged releases for Autumn/Christmas time.

    With Breakfast Stout and Backwoods Bastard being year round now they need 2 seasonal offerings for that time tho.
    #22 cmiller4642, Aug 2, 2018
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2018
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    DISKORD Initiate (186) Feb 28, 2017 North Carolina

    Really keeping my fingers crossed for BBA Imperial Stout in 4pks this year.
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  24. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (411) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan

    Regular Sumatra is so good. It even clocks in at a 4.3 as a non BA beer with zero hype driving it. That's pretty rare these days.

    Some have suggested that BA Sumatra is significantly better than the base. If that's the case, we just might be in the early stages of another style that becomes popular to barrel age.
  25. Dan411

    Dan411 Initiate (85) Mar 20, 2017 Missouri

    This is a accurate and to the point description of Barrel Runner. I too, enjoyed Dankwood quite a bit.
  26. cmiller4642

    cmiller4642 Aspirant (255) Aug 17, 2013 West Virginia

    Regular Sumatra is better than Breakfast Stout IMO, so BBA Sumatra would be better than KBS for me.
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  27. Highbrow

    Highbrow Devotee (413) Jan 7, 2011 California

    not sure if it was a sale but couple of months back, local Total Wines had 4 pks @ $7.99. doubt they were selling @ a loss.
  28. CNoj012

    CNoj012 Meyvn (1,406) Dec 7, 2014 New York
    Premium Trader

    I was told that CBS is going to be released again this year in bombers as well as 4pks, but there will be less of it than last year's release.
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  29. BayAreaJoe

    BayAreaJoe Devotee (443) Nov 23, 2017 California

    I picked up a CBS for $25 around the end of February at the liquor store in Grover Beach, and they had 10 left. I just came back from down there again this weekend, same 10 still sitting in the same spot at the store. And they had tons of Doom left too.
  30. scream

    scream Zealot (529) Dec 6, 2014 Wisconsin

    Do not remember what I paid but at $25 it can sit !!
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  31. Lahey

    Lahey Aspirant (284) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    They should just do away with those bombers. No one wants to pay those prices.
  32. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,896) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota

    Told by Founders?
  33. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,163) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland

    Last year (since it was first year of a CBS release since 2011) many stout loving beer nerds were pretty much willing to pay $25-30 for a bomber and supplies disappeared pretty quickly (at least in my area). I think if they try that format and price again just one year later even with supply cut drastically and you are right bottles will sit much longer. They would move more liquid volume in 12 oz bottle format as more than 4x the people will pay $5-$7 for a small bottle vs $25-30 for a big bottle.
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  34. Lahey

    Lahey Aspirant (284) Nov 12, 2016 Michigan

    Exactly, tickers and hype can only take that beer so far with high prices. I loved it on tap, but prices were much more reasonable in that format too.
  35. ktr5010

    ktr5010 Initiate (44) Dec 12, 2014 Illinois

    The bombers are nice to have over a few hours on a long evening/night but are hard to take down on a weeknight and that extra price is tough to swallow.
  36. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,163) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland

    I was actually planning to buy 2 bombers (one to share/drink fresh and one to save for a year or 2 of cellaring), since i never had the beer before, but when all of my beer nerd pals bought 1 or more each, I just decided to save some money and just bought 1 (still in the cellar). That same week of release, I had a 8oz pour on tap for $10. I really enjoyed it, but if I had oppurtinity to drink prior to buying the bottle, I would have not bought the bottle (got my fix and my friends will share their bottles later on).
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  37. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (1,896) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota

    Next time CBS is out, I'll buy all I can get my hands on, but would prefer 12oz doses.
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  38. SouthernSips

    SouthernSips Initiate (26) Aug 7, 2018 Mississippi

    I hope they don't end up releasing a BA Sumatra Mountain because I'd be forced to buy it by the truck load. :persevere: I love the base beer.
  39. grandrapidian

    grandrapidian Initiate (1) Nov 21, 2016

    Highly surprised if BA #6 is CBS or BA Sumatra Brown.

    Little bird says look at the color scheme. Typically they match the label.

    Maybe this will provide a hint?

  40. grandrapidian

    grandrapidian Initiate (1) Nov 21, 2016

    Sorry, pic didn't post

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