KBS in NH

Discussion in 'New England' started by InfinityonTrial, Mar 26, 2013.

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  1. InfinityonTrial

    InfinityonTrial Initiate (76) Mar 31, 2012 Connecticut
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    Specifically the seacoast area (personally), but let's have this be the catch all thread for the state. Sightings, info, etc.
     
  2. Jesse14

    Jesse14 Initiate (141) Jul 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    A CT look-out thread from last week said its in the warehouses but can not be released until April 1st at the earliest.
     
  3. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    I spoke to a NH Founders rep last week. He said they were originally planning April but it was looking more like May at this point - he didn't have any specific dates. Same story from him with Doom - no NH release date yet.
     
  4. dciBA

    dciBA Aspirant (258) Dec 23, 2007 Maine
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    Heard it got rejected since it was so closely related to that beer with the baby on the label.
     
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  5. xanok

    xanok Disciple (369) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    Umm, what?

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  6. InfinityonTrial

    InfinityonTrial Initiate (76) Mar 31, 2012 Connecticut
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    God I hope this isn't true.
     
  7. Crawfordesquire

    Crawfordesquire Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2011 California
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    Kbs in new hampshire? Hahaha cmon you guys really didnt think that would happen did you? Next your going to tell me massachusetts is going to allow wine shipped direct to consumers and that happy hour will be back.

    Never underestimate the power of the Nanny states.
     
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  8. dciBA

    dciBA Aspirant (258) Dec 23, 2007 Maine
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    I said related to the label with the baby on it. As in breakfast stout, which was rejected by NH for it's label.
     
  9. ElGallo

    ElGallo Crusader (785) Sep 26, 2009 New Hampshire

    I would typically agree with you wholeheartedly, but NH got Bolt Cutter, draft BCBS, Parabola, and supposedly Sucaba as well. Might as well assume KBS has got a shot. Of course, I felt the same about Bourbon County bottles... so maybe you're right :(
     
  10. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    Word is that NH will be getting the entire Founders portfolio except for Breakfast Stout. I had read a rumor that they were considering some sort of special label for BS in NH, but I'm not sure if there's anything behind that.
     
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  11. Crawfordesquire

    Crawfordesquire Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2011 California
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    I hope I am wrong! I wasnt aware nh got bolt cutter. Where did it dro mand in what kind of quantities?
     
  12. T-RO

    T-RO Aspirant (212) Nov 9, 2012 New Hampshire
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    In the seacoast I saw at Hampton Falls Village Market and Hampton's Top Shelf Brew, they probably still have some. I can check if you like, stop at both weekly pretty much.
     
  13. BierCellar

    BierCellar Initiate (132) Apr 5, 2012 Maine

    We just got word it will hit Maine April 1. No word on quantities yet.
     
  14. ElGallo

    ElGallo Crusader (785) Sep 26, 2009 New Hampshire

    What T-RO said. Gary's in Portsmouth had bottles for several months, but they're gone now. I'm pretty certain that Top Shelf Brews in Hampton still has a few bottles ($20) on the shelf.
     
  15. Crawfordesquire

    Crawfordesquire Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2011 California
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    If Hampton falls village market has it I'm there tomorrow am to get it.
     
  16. T-RO

    T-RO Aspirant (212) Nov 9, 2012 New Hampshire
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    I'm stopping there in 10 minutes
     
  17. xanok

    xanok Disciple (369) Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    I'm not saying you're wrong, but related to the label how? This seems to be a stretch.
    -The beer isn't even officially called Kentucky Breakfast Stout any more.
    -The word "breakfast" is nowhere to be found on the label.
    -There is no baby on the label.
    -The color scheme is different.
    Hell, the base beer for KBS isn't even FBS. Besides them both being stouts and from the same brewery, KBS bears no relation to FBS whatsoever.
     
  18. Chowdahead

    Chowdahead Initiate (0) Jan 26, 2008 Maine

    Oh my....

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  19. T-RO

    T-RO Aspirant (212) Nov 9, 2012 New Hampshire
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    Hampton Falls Village Store has none, Top Shelf Brew about 5 minutes North of there on Rte 1 has 4 bottles. I believe she opens at 11:00
     
  20. Crawfordesquire

    Crawfordesquire Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2011 California
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    Mucho gracias
     
  21. dciBA

    dciBA Aspirant (258) Dec 23, 2007 Maine
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    Hahahahaha, wow. Very sorry sir. I admit my joke was only a little funny but wow, just wow.
     
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  22. Seanniek91

    Seanniek91 Defender (640) Jul 1, 2012 Rhode Island
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    Wait, who has seen Sucuba in NH yet? I know Alex with Craft Brewers Guild said they have Sucuba, but has anyone seen it hit stores yet?
     
  23. Crawfordesquire

    Crawfordesquire Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2011 California
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    Parabola was in NH last year
     
  24. ElGallo

    ElGallo Crusader (785) Sep 26, 2009 New Hampshire

    Correct. I bought a 2011 in NH, but that shipment was very limited. There are some stores around NH that still have or just recently sold their 2012 allotment. Not sure if distro was slow or a new shipment came through in early 2013, but NH definitely got a bigger allotment with the most recent batch.

    As for Sucaba, I have not "seen it" anywhere, but my local shop said it is coming soon.
     
  25. straffordmilitia

    straffordmilitia Initiate (36) Apr 10, 2009 New York


    NH ended up getting Breakfast Stout on draft, without any sort of special label. I have been drinking it on draft for weeks around Portsmouth. Talking to the Reps, we WILL be getting some KBS in small quantities towards the end of April. You can still find Bolt Cutter sitting on shelves collecting dust, and I know the Portsmouth Brewery still has it in their bottle cooler in the restaurant.
     
  26. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    Correct - same around here as well - they just can't use the baby image on the handles.
     
  27. jderosia603

    jderosia603 Initiate (0) Jul 17, 2012 New Hampshire

    I had it on tap at two different bars in NH where they used the "baby" handle
     
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