KBS in Texas

Discussion in 'Southwest' started by zizouandyuki, Apr 2, 2016.

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  1. zizouandyuki

    zizouandyuki Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2015 Texas

    Saw multiple threads in other regions showing KBS dropping today. Spoke with one local bottle shop that expects it to drop next week in Dallas, but wanted to see if you guys have any other info on this. Greatly appreciated!
  2. Erikone

    Erikone Initiate (0) Sep 12, 2014 Texas

    Haven't seen anything yet, I usually wait for lone star to put something up on social media they always get beer four days before anybody else.
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  3. GreatStoutman

    GreatStoutman Maven (1,474) Jan 5, 2016 Texas

    FYI- if anyone is still looking for KBS, the Central Market on N Lamar got a shipment today.

    1pp @ $4.99
  4. mph005

    mph005 Initiate (0) Nov 25, 2013 Texas

    I heard 64 cases total for Texas, low due to brewery upgrades in progress.
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  5. GreatStoutman

    GreatStoutman Maven (1,474) Jan 5, 2016 Texas

    I heard that too, but someone else in a different thread said a staff member at Founders said they had more this year than last. Plus, if you listen to the people in California it sounds like that's where a huge allotment went.
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  6. wde83

    wde83 Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2012 Texas

    I was at the release in Grand Rapids and I heard there was just as much if not a little more compared to last year. Also it is pretty awesome this year. Better than the past couple so if you strike out let me know and maybe we can work out a trade. (Houston)
  7. NealioATX

    NealioATX Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2015 Texas

    Went last night and didn't see a single one.
  8. GreatStoutman

    GreatStoutman Maven (1,474) Jan 5, 2016 Texas

    They were in a cabinet under lock and key. Have to ask someone in the beer section to get it for you.
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  9. NealioATX

    NealioATX Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2015 Texas

    I'd agree with that. I know that my rep said he got all of TWO cases for his route and they were all pre sold by the brewery. Kinda sucks but sadly, it's kind of the norm.
  10. NealioATX

    NealioATX Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2015 Texas

    Well hell. :/
  11. NealioATX

    NealioATX Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2015 Texas

    Do they have a limit? I saw ONE beer I wanted to buy but I didn't want to drop $19.
  12. Hulk_Mad

    Hulk_Mad Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2013 Texas

    the one year I thought KBS would be easily attainable has now become a repeat of past releases
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  13. Beertelligence

    Beertelligence Initiate (0) Feb 5, 2016 Texas

    HEB in Vintage Park got one case in today, limit two per person.
  14. mig100

    mig100 Pooh-Bah (2,571) Aug 3, 2014 Texas
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    As of yesterday evening HEB Escarpment had it. Limit 2 per at $4.99 per bottle.
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  15. NealioATX

    NealioATX Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2015 Texas

    Not a bad price at all.
  16. mig100

    mig100 Pooh-Bah (2,571) Aug 3, 2014 Texas
    Pooh-Bah Trader

    Also at HEB Congress and Oltorf today for the same price. Limit 2 per. Great to meet you @chrismann65 !
  17. chrismann65

    chrismann65 Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2015 Texas

    This year seems like most states are doing 1-2 bottle limit on KBS !
    This is also Founders first year to Expand to Northern Calif & Nevada !
    Also Founders is once again in mist of expanding there BA- program ! http://woodtv.com/2016/01/19/founders-brewing-company-expanding-in-gr/
    I very happy to Find, KBS in Texas- still @ $4.99 bbl....limit 2 pp. ! @smb ,nice to meet you.!
    #17 chrismann65, Apr 6, 2016
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2016
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  18. Smokingtony

    Smokingtony Initiate (0) Nov 14, 2014 Texas

    Reading about the 2 bottle limits really makes me appreciate my small town grocery/bottle shop. I know I'll have a 4pk waiting for me on Monday for $18-$20.
  19. jrstar96

    jrstar96 Initiate (0) Jan 14, 2016 Texas

    I was able to find a few KBS this year, now I'm more interested in finding it on tap in central Texas. When are the kegs coming?
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  20. NealioATX

    NealioATX Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2015 Texas

    I picked ONE up at Mueller today. I believe it was their beer buyer that I met too. I've heard tales about him but he was super nice and beyond helpful. I believe I got the last one OR they had a 1 bottle limit. $4.99 was not bad AT ALL.
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  21. sethsticles

    sethsticles Initiate (0) May 6, 2014 California

    Was just vacationing in California and can confirm. Came home with a 4-pack since they were just sitting on shelves two weeks after it dropped. And IMO it is the best year of the three since it has been in Texas.
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  22. Techichi

    Techichi Pooh-Bah (1,635) Sep 25, 2012 Texas

    Agreed. Had one last night and it was damn good.
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  23. ATA1K

    ATA1K Initiate (0) Feb 4, 2013 Texas

    Ive only had two bottles of KBS, both from 2014. Thankfully, both were shelf finds. I drank one fresh, and one yesterday.

    Im not one to usually be too let down because of hype. Some beers are better or worse than expected, but this was one of the the few that let me down. Maybe not a letdown, as I still enjoyed it. But I was very confused about what I had/have read about this beer.

    Im hoping, as mentioned in some previous emails, that maybe there are off years. Just for my taste, many shelf beers here of similar style (local or not) are more enjoyable. I hope I run across another vintage so I can give it another try.
  24. tjmodica

    tjmodica Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2007 Texas

    Founders has growing pains, IMO. The larger batches nearly always effects quality.

    Backwoods bastard

    These 2 have been effected for sure. I have been drinking both of these for years and the depth of flavors are missing, still both good but not as good as some older vintages.
  25. obrike

    obrike Savant (1,141) Jun 19, 2009 Texas

    It looks like the Brass Tap in Round Rock has it.
  26. chrismann65

    chrismann65 Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2015 Texas

    The 2015 KBS is on tap in South Austin- Whole Foods Market Arbortrails - 32 oz: $40.00 · Snifter: $9.00 . :stuck_out_tongue:
  27. donspublic

    donspublic Grand Pooh-Bah (3,356) Aug 4, 2014 Texas
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    Picked one up at Whole Foods Champions on Saturday during their 2nd Anniversary party. I had the bartender set it up next to an Prairie Apple Brandy Noir i was getting also back behind the bar. Someone comes over and ask if they can have it, said they didn't get any this year. Let him have it, I hope he wasn't lying.
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