KBS in KY

Discussion in 'South' started by TheBeerAlmanac, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. brian44556

    brian44556 Aug 29, 2009 Kentucky
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    Anyone know of kegs of KBS that will be tapped in the Louisville area in the near future? I was lucky enough to score 2 four packs while taking a 2.5 hour lunch today.
     
  2. deadonhisfeet

    deadonhisfeet Apr 23, 2011 Kentucky

    Nice! Me and my one bottle are envious (well, 3 bottles if you count the 2 left over from last year).
     
  3. johnking82

    johnking82 Jan 30, 2010 Kentucky

    In time, I have a good feeling either RCD, Four Pegs, or Grale will get some.
     
  4. lilnicky068

    lilnicky068 Jan 8, 2010 Kentucky
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    Hell Four Pegs had a release party for it last year. Didn't hear anything about one this year.
     
  5. King23James

    King23James Aug 30, 2009 Kentucky

    Beaumont LB sold out in 5 minutes this morning. I was lucky to grab a 4-pack . Others were not so lucky. I believe they sold out with about 4-5 people left in line. I believe they got 2 cases. Supposedly, Richmond rd. Is getting their allotment on Friday.
     
  6. johnking82

    johnking82 Jan 30, 2010 Kentucky

    That's because our Founders rep has changed.
     
  7. fiend4stouts

    fiend4stouts Mar 2, 2010 Tennessee

    Any Bowling Green sightings yet?
     
  8. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    Beer Trappe Lexington has singles at the bar if you feel like sitting down and having a bottle, not sure how many left. Also, I just grabbed the last 4 pack at LB Express in Chevy Chase, so they're out, too.
     
  9. drummermattie02

    drummermattie02 May 10, 2009 Texas
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    Hmm, I'm visiting family in Lexington next Thursday-Sunday, but from the way it sounds I might be SOL. If anyone knows of places that still have it (draft-only or on-site consumption is fine), let me know.
     
  10. Shagator

    Shagator Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    Please tell me you got yours at LB CC before 12. I was going to stop there on my way to the dentist but I decided to wait until after. Read your post on my way back to work.
     
  11. Shagator

    Shagator Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    Did have it on draft at Pazzos tonight. did not disappoint
     
  12. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    Haha, it was between 12 and 12:30, you could have just edged me out!
     
  13. Shagator

    Shagator Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    damn. i would have been there before you. How many did you end up with?
     
  14. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    Just two four packs, I think that's enough for this year.
     
  15. Shagator

    Shagator Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    I got some at Pazzos and I was impressed. Had a KY Ale BB Stout later on. There is no comparison
     
  16. jbrana

    jbrana Mar 7, 2012 Tennessee
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    Last year they tapped it at a few places during Derby weekend... wouldn't be surprised if that happened again.
     
  17. Shagator

    Shagator Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky


    Should you want more, I do know of a store (maybe 2) that is getting some on Friday
     
  18. margles

    margles Apr 25, 2011 Kentucky

    Shoppers will be getting some in next week from what I heard. And there just might still be some in Chevy Chase...also check whole foods
     
  19. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    A guy named Justin at Shenanigans told me they're getting ONE case on Friday and they will, indeed, likely do single bottle sales. :(
     
  20. lilnicky068

    lilnicky068 Jan 8, 2010 Kentucky
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    Looks like Four Pegs is tapping it at 5 tomorrow (per their facebook page)
     
  21. dvmky

    dvmky Jun 17, 2012 Kentucky

    lb richmond road is getting their shipment on friday. fwiw, whole foods intimated that they'd get some and it would come in yesterday or today; i didn't see any yesterday afternoon when i went in.
     
  22. Shagator

    Shagator Mar 17, 2012 Kentucky

    I went there yesterday and did not see any as well
     
  23. Jake_Ramrod

    Jake_Ramrod Feb 19, 2013 Kentucky

    I'll be at Richmond Rd at opening tomorrow. I got shut out at Hamburg and at Beaumont. Guy told me to be at Beaumont at 10:00. Showed up at 10:00 like I was told and when I asked where it was they laughed at me. Said it sold out immediately. Will try Shenanigans if I have to. Where's that damn snipe anyway?
     
  24. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    Just confirmed Shenanigans has KBS, limit one bottle person, $6.99 a piece. Have fun with that one.
     
  25. drfabulous

    drfabulous Jul 23, 2005 Kentucky
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    I'm so tired of the running to the store thing that I skipped even trying this year to get KBS (I did the store to store rush last year). I spent my money on three new Prairie Artisans. I love KBS, it's a great beer, but the crazy is getting too much for me. I didn't get any Black Note this year either. Just didn't get into the crazy. Prairie, on the other hand, is putting out stellar after stellar farmhouse beers. This is one of those breweries that I'm like: wow. We're getting this?

    I say all this, though, knowing that Doom will get me wanting to rush out again. I feel committed to the Backstage crazy for some reason. Still crazy, I guess, after all these years.
     
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  26. Jake_Ramrod

    Jake_Ramrod Feb 19, 2013 Kentucky

    Well, I got shut out at the Liquor Barn on Richmond Rd - AGAIN. When I went by this morning, there were about 30 people lined up outside the building. I thought that they were there for the KBS, but they were actually there for the new Maker's Bottle. I figured it out pretty quick, but the girl I spoke with said she didn't think they would be putting the KBS out until 10:00. I showed up a bit before that, but was told that they sold out right when they opened. Anyway, I snagged one at Shenanigans just now, but they are almost out already. $7 was steep, but it's worth it I guess. Now, on to West Sixth tonight hopefully.
     
  27. Jake_Ramrod

    Jake_Ramrod Feb 19, 2013 Kentucky

    drfab, I just saw two Prairie's at Shenanigans and thought about reading them after reading your blog about them. What's the price point on these? Any reason to be concerned with the amount of sediment at the bottom of the bottle?
     
  28. drfabulous

    drfabulous Jul 23, 2005 Kentucky
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    I love these beers! They run in the $12 range. Whole Foods has a few and Beer Trappe has been carrying all (I think) that are out. The Gold was like a lambic without being a lambic. I've tried maybe 5, and I have one more to try. There may be one I haven't bought yet as well.
     
  29. drfabulous

    drfabulous Jul 23, 2005 Kentucky
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    Also, I love Archer Liquor's update on their KBS allotment:
    "In an effort to put this beer into the hands of my local buyers, the ones who frequent the store and have helped make us who we are, we’re instituting what I’ve dubbed the Scramble Rule. At some point in the next week, I will hit the airwaves with an alert that will announce a time that it’s available. At that point the scramble begins: you jump on your bicycle, flag that bus, borrow that car, get the babysitter over to take care of the kids, whatever you need to do to get here pronto. There will be very little time between the alert and the time it’s being sold. And there will be even less time before it’s sold out. This will minimize the number of sharks that swim in from far away and take away your God-given right to this beer.

    PS--Showing up with your mom and cousin so that you can get three? Nope, you will be publicly humiliated by the staff and shamed by all the other awesome people in the store. Be cool, share the wealth, we’re trying to make 24 people happy, OK?"
     
  30. Jake_Ramrod

    Jake_Ramrod Feb 19, 2013 Kentucky

    Yeah, I'm pretty frustrated with Liquor Barn right now after twice being given bad info on when to show up to get it. I had pretty much just given up on it and figured I'd catch it on tap soon enough anyway, but decided I'd give Shenanigans a go of it. It worked out in the end, but I would have loved to have gotten four of them. Oh well. Onward and upward. I did grab a couple of La Roja's that were stashed in the back. And, maybe I'll just go back and buy the two Prairie's that are left.
     
  31. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    I agree with Prairie, although I think they're a little steep. I try them when I can, but I'm not totally convinced the price is justified.

    I agree with the Backstage Series, too. For the all the hate they get around here, I actually liked Bolt Cutter and REALLY enjoyed Frangelic Mountain Brown, I feel like it's just the opposite of beer hype; a bunch of people dog it and everyone else feels the mob mentality whether they believe that or not.
     
  32. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    I can't say the beer is worth all the craziness, or any beer is worth the craziness for that matter. I say we just keep petitioning West Sixth to bring back Snakes In A Barrel and that will more than make up for the shortage of KBS.
     
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  33. Jake_Ramrod

    Jake_Ramrod Feb 19, 2013 Kentucky

    I was at West Sixth last night and did just that. That's a great beer.
     
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  34. KYGunner

    KYGunner Sep 16, 2012 Kentucky

    A petition drive should start for Country Boy to bring back RX Strength. I found it better than KBS and Snakes in a Barrel.
     
  35. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    I see us having many gentlemanly arguments in the future over this topic. ;)
     
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  36. SPLITGRIN

    SPLITGRIN May 13, 2003 Kentucky
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    Yeah, you are dead on with that outlook on the craft beer situation. Back when I started drinking craft beer gold was $270 an ounce(now its $1600) and there really was no rare hard to find beers. Guess I should have set my 401k back then to craft beer and gold.
     
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