KBS Rationing Question

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by nas4atu, Mar 10, 2012.

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  1. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (2,698) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    We've got a two bottle limit in my area, but being as how there are a few stores in the area, its possible to gather up 6 or more if you're willing to drive around. Meh. Not for me. Just thinking about it makes me tired - lol

    Stores are just limiting to try and get the beer into as many different hands as possible with the limited supply they've been given and the demand they know exists - spreading the wealth, as it were. And I'm down with that. If its two a year, then its two a year. Its not the stores' fault. And I don't want to hoard.

    Hey. Its not like there isn't always a TON of great beer out there. I could pick up a Yeti, BCBS, Old Raspy, Speedway, or Stone RIS stout on any given day.

  2. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Disciple (348) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Says the man from MI.......
  3. thegoon55

    thegoon55 Initiate (0) Oct 27, 2012 Massachusetts
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    2 bottle limit where i live. i managed to get 20 bottles, ran around like a mad man.
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  4. Broanoke

    Broanoke Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2013 Virginia

    Where are you getting BCBS and Stone RIS on any given day??
  5. Tilley4

    Tilley4 Poo-Bah (1,614) Nov 13, 2007 Tennessee
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    Sigh.... things like this are the reason this hobby has grown tiresome... I still love drinking great craft beer but things have gotten crazy with the lengths some folks go to acquire these rarities... I'm not hatin'.. I love KBS, its a great beer... but I can say im done breaking my neck looking for it... loads of other options that are delicious in their own right... I guess the older I get, the less important it seems... things like this just make the Brooklyn BCS and Ten Fidy taste that much better....
  6. jb123

    jb123 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 Michigan
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    I'm from the great state of Michigan and proud to say I easily got a case without going to the release and even turned down prob another case, so others could enjoy it. #thirdworldproblems
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  7. randylangford

    randylangford Zealot (568) Jun 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    If its only a 4 pack why is there a UPC code on the bottle?
  8. BeerGuyEsquire

    BeerGuyEsquire Initiate (0) Dec 18, 2012 Minnesota

    Went looking for KBS, found it. Was limited to 2 bottles and one location and 1 at another. No markup, $5 a bottle. Good day.
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  9. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    To play devil's advocate a bit...I live in a city of 600,000+ (not including highly populated surrounding areas) that easily triples during working hours and is riddled with beer loving hipsters. A handful of cases were distributed here...literally...and only to a few stores with no store getting more than one case. I also have good relationships with a few stores and none of them were able to get a single ounce, so that didn't get me anywhere. I managed to get 2 bottles, but not everyone's situation is the same.
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  10. Greywulfken

    Greywulfken Poo-Bah (2,698) Aug 25, 2010 New York
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    I've got at least 2 local stores that just have BCBS in stock. It's just been there, pretty much since the 2012 release.

    And the Stone - dude, I don't know what to tell ya, it just seems like its there as often as not - in one of a couple of local stores. It just kinda blends in with the other Stone shit, and it'll be there for like a month. It'll sell out eventually, and then nothing for while, but then Bam! It's there again. They must get like a case seasonally or something. So, I mean, I'm playing it a little bit loose with the "any given day" stuff more to make a point about all the good beers out there, but insofar as Stone RIS and BCBS, I guess I'm just lucky.
  11. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,462) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    I think it should be a brewery only release. I don't live in Michigan. I wouldn't attend the event.
  12. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California
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    Glad my trading buddy has three (so far) for me. Guess hell be getting some good extras for all the legwork. :)
  13. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    How do you feel about places filling growlers out of kegs?
  14. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,462) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Michigan is third world now huh? Damn economy...
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  15. JohnnyMc

    JohnnyMc Champion (859) Feb 14, 2012 Ohio
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    Haha very true. A local store had a 2 bottle limit (after I was told it would be a whole 4-pack multiple times), so I was glad my girlfriend was with me so I could get a 4-pack. :)
  16. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    I got 3 bottles at $5 from my favorite beer store and 4 at $7.99 each at a the usual price humping assholes near me. Every year I keep forgetting how JUST ABOVE ordinary this beer is. I may have a 4-pack available for trade soon.
  17. Nectar

    Nectar Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2013 New Jersey

    Just curious, why do you feel that way?
  18. Naptown25rs

    Naptown25rs Initiate (42) Apr 11, 2009 Indiana
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    My local store in Muncie, IN got 6 cases... Sold it as one 4 pack per person limit.
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  19. MortalKombat14

    MortalKombat14 Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2012 Michigan

    Variety is the spice of life my friend. While KBS is my favorite beer, Backwoods Bastard is only slightly below KBS. It's great Backwoods isn't as hyped yet so I can buy at least 2 cases of it a year and drink 1 a week. Where as KBS is extremely hyped and I was lucky to get 24 bottles this year so I can drink 1 every couple weeks over the course of the year. Not to mention Backwoods is only 3 bucks a bottle from Founders where as KBS is $4.75 from Founders
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  20. lic217

    lic217 Crusader (723) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    Plus Brooklyn is only $7 a four pack. I cant stop buying the stuff. Ten fidy is also good, but a tad expensive to me (almost $16)
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  21. Dirtinabottle

    Dirtinabottle Devotee (478) Aug 21, 2012 New York
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    I can live with the fact that you don't believe me.
  22. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,462) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Because the beer itself isn't brewery only worthy in my opinion. I've had KBS each of the last five years and it used to be a better beer. We did a three year vertical last year and the older the KBS, the more coffee and bourbon it had (which was strange). But really, Bourbon County is a far superior product and beer in my opinion and much more plentiful. KBS just has this hype monster that sucks everyone in.
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  23. creepinjeeper

    creepinjeeper Champion (840) Nov 8, 2012 Missouri
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    Shhhh . . .why'd ya have to mention Central Waters? He did not mention Central Waters . . . it was certainly a typo! ;)
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  24. jb123

    jb123 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2012 Michigan
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    Yep lol.
  25. imbrue001

    imbrue001 Aspirant (212) Aug 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    So it can be scanned? Federal regulations? This is some kind of trick question isnt it?
  26. imbrue001

    imbrue001 Aspirant (212) Aug 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Well I would hope most people arent drinking straight from the keg 'cause that would be a bit unsanitary.
  27. nineball

    nineball Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2013 New York

    $25 is a lot of corn but if it was my only option to get a taste of '13 KBS - you bet your balls I'd pay it. Seems guys are paying $5-$10 a bottle any way $5.49 for me)...what's an extra $15 for this whale?
    *flame suit on*

    To clarify - I'd buy ONE for $25 not a case at $25 per bottle (although I'd prob consider it lol)
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  28. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (971) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    Let alone people might pick up an extra 6 pack or bomber while they're there if the single bottle KBS price was fair.
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  29. Eriktheipaman

    Eriktheipaman Savant (971) Sep 4, 2010 California
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    Bourbon Barrels are in fairly high demand for more than just beer. Scotch producers will use second use Bourbon Barrels as well as things such as producers of hot sauce.
  30. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Meyvn (1,247) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    But if founders wanted it to be sold in 64oz growlers they would have packaged it like that!!!!!!!!!
  31. imbrue001

    imbrue001 Aspirant (212) Aug 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Yes exactly. Look at Moab Brewery.
  32. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Disciple (357) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    That's fine. I wish I lived where you live to see it sitting on the shelves. lol
  33. bblackham

    bblackham Initiate (0) Aug 9, 2012 Michigan

    I live in Michigan and was able to get a case total (from a couple different places). But in Ohio the couple places I went to were going to sell it by the bottle via a wait-list. Amazing. Glad I live in Michigan just so I can get more KBS. Best beer I've ever had. Period.
  34. randylangford

    randylangford Zealot (568) Jun 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Not all single bottles have a UPC. Check out Yeungling ... some have it on the neck some don't. There is no law to have a UPC. You have a UPC on the bottle because you want it to be able to be sold as SINGLE bottle. If Founders wanted it only sold as 4 packs then they wouldn't have a UPC code on the outside case or on the bottles. They would have only had a UPC on the 4 pack holder. My store sold KBS as singles so that I could have 24 semi happy customers and 10 angry rather than 6 very happy and 28 angry.
  35. abaculy

    abaculy Initiate (0) Sep 14, 2005 Michigan

    Actually, this year saw 3X production. 2 years ago they told us it was cheduld that way, and last year they said they brewed 3X as much for a 3X release this year vs last.
  36. FishAndBeer

    FishAndBeer Initiate (0) Mar 11, 2011 Wisconsin
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    KBS is A great beer. Managed 2 4 pks with the gf. I gotta say i love central waters PM just as much or better and its just sitting on shelves. Im glad I am able to grab one anytime for my bourbon coffee fix and not have to worry about limited release hassels! To each there own. Cheers
  37. robwestcott

    robwestcott Meyvn (1,090) Nov 3, 2008 Indiana
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    michigan proper isn't third world. but the upper peninsula is !
  38. imbrue001

    imbrue001 Aspirant (212) Aug 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Mkay, and I never had a problem w/ the option of splitting a 4-pack down and selling singles. You're the one who keeps imagining I said "4-packs only". If you want to split them up and/or place a bottle limit on them so more people get a chance, great. The total of 4 of those singles should be a little more than the recommended retail price of a whole 4-pack.
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  39. CaptCleveland

    CaptCleveland Crusader (749) Jun 18, 2003 Ohio
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    Cleveland: Local WFs got 2 cases. 2 bottle limit to those on the waiting list. $5.99/bottle.
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