KBS in MA

Discussion in 'New England' started by BillDon, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. BillDon

    BillDon Aspirant (263) Jul 16, 2011 Massachusetts
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    Know it was released in VT on Friday. Any word on when it hits in Mass or any sightings?
     
  2. Manfrombelmonty

    Manfrombelmonty Initiate (154) Sep 12, 2010 Massachusetts

    I just called a few local liquor stores and spoke to a manager. They can tell you the day and time that their deliveries are expected.

    Last year most said 1 bottle per person. This year a few are saying one 4pk per person
     
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  3. Myles048

    Myles048 Initiate (138) Nov 24, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Wollaston Wine and Spirits still has cases of the 2016 - 4 packs are $30
     
  4. Jcorn

    Jcorn Disciple (393) Jun 17, 2015 Massachusetts
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    I think a lot of places are getting deliveries today.
     
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  5. Capt_Quint

    Capt_Quint Initiate (180) May 29, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Urban Grape, Bacon's and Julio's have all said they have it.
     
  6. hemiman

    hemiman Initiate (182) Dec 17, 2014 Massachusetts
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    Just got a 4 pack from Stans Liquors in Athol. Nice beer selection for a small store.
     
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  7. nolanz14

    nolanz14 Aspirant (283) Aug 31, 2009 Massachusetts
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    That place and the beer guy there are laughable. They lock their over priced individual BCBS and KBS bottles and do holds which i find highly annoying.
     
  8. Myles048

    Myles048 Initiate (138) Nov 24, 2015 Massachusetts
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    They do all the things that piss people off, unless you're the one getting the hookup -- I go there a lot, they know me, I spend a lot there, most of the time on 4-packs of hops, so when a good stout comes out, I know they'll hold one to take care of me.
    I like the beer guy there, he's always been very friendly (and no, I'm not him,) and they don't hover like CBC.

    Not to highjack the thread though -- what's the KBS 2017 going for at other stores?
     
  9. cdilisio

    cdilisio Initiate (31) Apr 18, 2015 Maine
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    $22 in ME
     
  10. JayKoz

    JayKoz Initiate (174) Jun 20, 2014 Connecticut

    Anywhere from $25-$28 in CT... ridiculous.
     
  11. LiquidMetalSlime

    LiquidMetalSlime Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2014 Massachusetts
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    From $22 to $32 in RI
     
  12. Manfrombelmonty

    Manfrombelmonty Initiate (154) Sep 12, 2010 Massachusetts

    Managed to grab 10 bottles. $22.99 in two separate places and then $6 a bottle in the third place.
     
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  13. JrGtr

    JrGtr Disciple (396) Apr 13, 2006 Massachusetts

    I got some at Fifth Avenue in Framingham. $23 a 4 pack.
     
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  14. 7irondave

    7irondave Aspirant (294) Jun 22, 2016 Massachusetts
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    What city/town? What stores?
     
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  15. Manfrombelmonty

    Manfrombelmonty Initiate (154) Sep 12, 2010 Massachusetts

    Kappys Rt16 had 6 cases. Went on sale at 5pm. They are holding the bombers back til tmw

    Kappys east Boston done 2 bottles per.

    Belle isle wine in Winthrop got 4 cases.

    Called Atlas in Medford. They'll have 6 cases on Thursday. Will announce of Facebook.

    Other stores in the area are expecting Thursday deliveries too.

    Best bet is total wine in Everett. Expecting 17 cases tomorrow plus ridiculously over priced bombers too
     
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  16. gclaw4444

    gclaw4444 Initiate (143) Jul 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    i'd love to pick up some birthday kbs tomorrow, maybe i'll try Total Wine. Last year i was searching for kbs like crazy and only managed to get 2 bottles, and it was not worth the effort/money i put in to get them. Hopefully now that i have a car it will be easier. I know CBC Belmont is getting it this week and will be selling it Saturday at opening, but i'm typically not a fan of how CBC does it. One of them wanted you to buy a founders 4/6 pack in order to be allowed to buy it.
     
  17. Manfrombelmonty

    Manfrombelmonty Initiate (154) Sep 12, 2010 Massachusetts

    Best bet is to ignore the craft beer destinations like CBC or Redstone. They work the hype, get the crowds.

    make a few calls to local stores with decent beer selections. I'm lucky to have 4 places near home and another 2 close to work that will be getting deliveries this week. I've called, spoke with the manager and now know when they expect delivery. I should be able to lay my hands on another 3 or 4 4pks before weeks end. Maybe more of the missus can help out.

    Meanwhile, at some beer Mecca there'll be queues round the block on Saturday morning for some big hoopla of a release.

    Gotta shop smart
     
  18. juliolugo

    juliolugo Initiate (25) Jun 22, 2015 Massachusetts

    Shop S-Mart!
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  19. Rysk22

    Rysk22 Aspirant (204) Nov 12, 2014 Massachusetts
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    South of Boston looks to be getting their deliveries today and tomorrow
     
  20. sosbombs

    sosbombs Initiate (171) Jan 12, 2016 Vermont

    $40 a 4 pack in North Adams.
     
  21. BRYeleJR

    BRYeleJR Disciple (319) May 18, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Why is that ridiculous? The 2017 pricing for a four-pack from Founders directly went up to $24 (it was $20, I believe in 2016). I'd consider paying $25 to $28 for a four-pack a little more, but certainly not ridiculous.

    A few liquor stores in the Boston area, I'm sure, will price at $8/bottle if not $9/$10. Kind of shocked seeing so many prices below the 4/$24 to be honest.
     
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  22. Rysk22

    Rysk22 Aspirant (204) Nov 12, 2014 Massachusetts
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    That's not bad at all... as for the $40 price in North Adams, that is straight up price gouging. Might as well be selling on secondary...
     
  23. Jcorn

    Jcorn Disciple (393) Jun 17, 2015 Massachusetts
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    paid $26 for a 4 pack yesterday in newton. seems steep until you realize that most good BA stouts come in $15+ bombers.
     
  24. gclaw4444

    gclaw4444 Initiate (143) Jul 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Where in Newton?

    Also Social Wines in South Boston got it in today
     
  25. Jcorn

    Jcorn Disciple (393) Jun 17, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Martys
     
  26. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (956) Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    Those bombers also tend to be better than KBS
     
  27. Jcorn

    Jcorn Disciple (393) Jun 17, 2015 Massachusetts
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    eh some are some aren't. but with distro'd beers you aren't necessarily paying for quality. there's some expensive shelf beers that suck & some inexpensive shelf beers that are excellent.
     
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  28. gclaw4444

    gclaw4444 Initiate (143) Jul 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Figured, well i hope there's some left when i get out of work today but i doubt it.
     
  29. Jcorn

    Jcorn Disciple (393) Jun 17, 2015 Massachusetts
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    yeah they're pretty good about posting when they run out of sip of sunshine & i cant find that they've posted they ran out of kbs so maybe?
     
  30. muzzy

    muzzy Disciple (352) Apr 1, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Whole foods on river street in Cambridge has some.
     
  31. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (956) Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
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    That's true with any beer. You referenced "good" bombers so I'm not referring to the bad ones. It would be foolish to assume the beer that cost more must be better.

    I guess it's subjective overall but KBS always falls way behind in blind tastings next to other great BA stouts on shelves, in my experience.
     
  32. MacCruiskeen

    MacCruiskeen Initiate (16) Nov 26, 2016 Massachusetts
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    How much per bottle there? Do they have much of it? I just got 1 bottle at CBC Fenway.
     
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  33. muzzy

    muzzy Disciple (352) Apr 1, 2013 Massachusetts
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    I think the 4 pack was $25 or $26 or you have the option of the 750 but I don't know who much those were. Looked to be a couple of cases left and you can only pick 1 or the other.
     
  34. MacCruiskeen

    MacCruiskeen Initiate (16) Nov 26, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Thanks, will go right now!
     
  35. nolanz14

    nolanz14 Aspirant (283) Aug 31, 2009 Massachusetts
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    I passed on the $30 price and decided to pick up some Sunday Morning Stout at half that instead.
     
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  36. Phineasco

    Phineasco Devotee (439) Sep 4, 2016 Massachusetts
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    I got the last 750 at Marty's newton last night. Marty's Allston said they are getting it today. Blanchard a in Allston said there getting it tm.
     
  37. MacCruiskeen

    MacCruiskeen Initiate (16) Nov 26, 2016 Massachusetts
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    1pp at The Wine Press in Brookline ($6.50) and 1pp at Supreme Liquors at Central Square, Cambridge ($7). Both only had one case.
     
  38. prism

    prism Initiate (147) Aug 22, 2016 Massachusetts
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    Boston Liquors has some. One 4-pack or one bomber pp. 4-pack was $24.99, and bomber was maybe around $19? I can't remember exactly.
     
  39. Patronus823

    Patronus823 Aspirant (230) Mar 21, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Just picked up 2 bottles at Liquor World in Porter Sq. 2 per person, $6.50 each. They had about 4 cases. Also had 1.5 cases of bombers
     
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  40. Manfrombelmonty

    Manfrombelmonty Initiate (154) Sep 12, 2010 Massachusetts

    I went to Total wine in Everett at 4.30. Didn't have it.

    Wife popped in on her way home and it's arrived. 1 4pk and 1 bomber pp.

    On my way again now
     
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