Kuhnhenn BB4D...

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by miketd, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. miketd

    miketd Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
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    ...Is back in bottles. My wife was up visiting her aunt, so I did my usual Kuhnhenn visit. BBBW and the 4D are still on tap as well, along with Imperial Creme Brulee.
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  2. strohme2

    strohme2 Nov 3, 2007 Michigan
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    I got 4 bottles of BB4D and 2 BA Solar Eclipse last Wednesday. I had only intended on getting 2 bottles of BB4D but after a snifter of BBBW I said what the hell and got the $60 six pack.
  3. Wade5614

    Wade5614 Feb 18, 2012 Michigan

    When did they start selling the BB4D? They said they would post on FB when they had more and never did.
  4. mike409

    mike409 Jan 25, 2012 Michigan
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    sixty dolor six pack lol
  5. miketd

    miketd Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
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    If you know anything about Kuhnhenn, it makes perfect sense... ;)
  6. CaptCleveland

    CaptCleveland Jun 18, 2003 Ohio
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    Just making us jealous, or sharing the wealth?
  7. miketd

    miketd Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
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    I was just letting people know it's available. I only bought 4 bottles, but I would be happy to share one if you're inclined. Just let me know, Cap.
  8. SteelersX

    SteelersX Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    It's part of their "charm"
    I learned that from my new friends in the Warren area.
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  9. stxSS07

    stxSS07 Nov 23, 2010 Illinois

    You can share one with me anytime. I have an undying love-affair with BB4D.
  10. BeRanger

    BeRanger Dec 11, 2011 Michigan
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    I wonder if these bottles actually contain 12 ounces :oops:
  11. SteelersX

    SteelersX Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    This years BB4D is f-ing bourbon bomb.
    I was there the day they brewed the batch
    It's a total extract brew.
    But so delicious
  12. CaptCleveland

    CaptCleveland Jun 18, 2003 Ohio
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    I will take you up on that at your next tasting.
  13. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    I've been really disappointed with this years BA4D, hopefully this new batch is better.
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  14. detroiter

    detroiter Aug 4, 2009 Michigan
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    And they're sold out again. Well they have more but it's not bottled yet.
  15. miketd

    miketd Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
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    When I was there yesterday they had a charter bus roll up and a bunch of people were buying six packs. Motor City Beer Tour, it was.
  16. syu3003

    syu3003 May 4, 2011 Michigan

    thats an easy way to sell out of limited beer really fast i suppose...

    I'm hoping the days aren't over where I could just go to kuhnhenn and pick up a four pack of bb4d when I (or a trading partner) needed it. I could get used to having BBBW on tap though, anybody know a time table of when BBBW may see its end?
  17. elephantrider

    elephantrider Mar 25, 2011 Michigan

    No idea on how long it will last but I had heard they "found" 11 kegs. True? No clue.
  18. syu3003

    syu3003 May 4, 2011 Michigan

    haha no matter how ridiculous 11 kegs of BBBW sounds, I would still believe it if someone from Kuhnhenn said it.
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  19. travMI13

    travMI13 Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
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    Not a knock on the OP here, but a statement of fact:

    If people continue to post on here every time it is back up for sale, then I assure you those days are over.
  20. miketd

    miketd Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
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    The beer is going to sell either way. Kuhnhenn is in a large metro area and is always crowded. Plus, like i said earlier, a tour bus cleaned them out.

    I understand your thinking, but these things never can be a secret. Plus, I don't think BB4D, or any beer like it, has ever been available year round. Last year I was there in late Feb or early March and they had some of the less popular stuff available, but only very small quantities of BBBW(I Think BB4D was gone).

    I made this post to help people out. Besides, Kuhnhenn was supposed to announce they had it back on Facebook. I'm sure they have a lager audience than I do. ;)
  21. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Wolverine in AA definitely has a Lager audience.
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  22. tectactoe

    tectactoe Mar 20, 2012 Michigan

    They had some at a bar by my house, 15$ a bottle. I passed on it, thought it over, then went back the next day to buy it anyway. It was all gone. (This was maybe two weeks ago).

  23. Andygirl

    Andygirl Jan 3, 2013 Michigan

    Oak? I heard a rumor they got some.
  24. genuinedisciple

    genuinedisciple Jan 10, 2010 Michigan

    Sadly...this is true.
  25. genuinedisciple

    genuinedisciple Jan 10, 2010 Michigan

    Just went on the tour this past weekend...I will never doubt that they just "find" things in that mess. Also, it was probably the dirtiest brewery I've been in, kind of made me go hmmmmm.
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  26. pschul4

    pschul4 Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    End justifies the means man ;) I was lucky enough to stop in there last Sept and all their beer was amazing. Between beer glassware and take homes it ran into the triple digits on my credit card :p

  27. tommyz

    tommyz May 28, 2007 Michigan
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    yes, it will sell either way, but announcing it makes it go waaay quicker as say just 5 people from here go there pick a bunch up cause it was announced..

    I appreciate you bringing it up...Thank you..Unfortunately, I did not go this weekend as I knew the bus tour was going and it would be jammed..Ill get some later when other things come out..hehe
  28. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    I always wonder about how they see their future. Do they ever plan on hiring a brewery manager and actually getting their shit together, or are they content with being a jumbled-about brewery forever?

    I also wonder why they offer to do so many brewery tours when it's like that.
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  29. Bay01

    Bay01 Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

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  30. Steimie

    Steimie Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    Apparently they have some fairly extensive plans for expansion. You'd think they'd get their shit together a little bit more, but I doubt it. "Good enough" seems to be their motto.
  31. miketd

    miketd Mar 2, 2006 Ohio
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    Even though their customer service still sucks, it's a dirty mess in the brewery, and they give off the impression they don't care - they are doing something right. I keep going back and forth between this place and Founders as my favorite brewery in MI... Kuhnhenn pisses me off a lot, but they hit some 600' homers as well.
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  32. Steimie

    Steimie Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    Totally agree. I have no doubt I'll be in this week for a BBBW.
  33. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    In the same thought process that expansion could make this brewery alot better, without proper oversight and leadership, an expansion could kill a brewery like this. Just something to think about.
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  34. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Exactly why I posed the original question. They have plans to expand, but without changing their practices, things could be bad. In my opinion, they need to hire someone outside of the family to help with organization. But that's just like, my opinion, man.
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  35. SteelersX

    SteelersX Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    This "Beer Advocate" right?
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  36. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Not if the members of the now-defunct Secret Black Note Society have anything to do with it.
  37. travMI13

    travMI13 Jan 7, 2012 Michigan
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    Yes, it is. I think we have to look at the beer events of the last year, though, to understand things have changed. I know you know that as well as anyone.

    There's a reason the Secret Black Note Society thing came to be, right? You don't have to look any further than that. And Bells and Kuhnhenn aren't even in the same league, production-wise.

    I'm not advocating secrecy, but I go back and forth about what beer advocacy really is these days.

    The fact remains that posting any clamored-for beer on here makes it fly. That's something that can't be denied.
  38. SteelersX

    SteelersX Jan 30, 2011 New York
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    Not arguing your points but for the most part, the breweries love the hype their beers get.
    They want to sell as quickly as possible.
    I miss the old days too.
  39. genuinedisciple

    genuinedisciple Jan 10, 2010 Michigan

    My thoughts exactly as I was walking through. Me and my friends abandoned the tour 1/2 way through as we were HIGHLY unimpressed...I'm not sure if it's a compliment to say they make amazing beer at a crappy/dirty facility...but they do.
  40. chrisbokmuller

    chrisbokmuller Sep 11, 2011 Michigan
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    I've never taken the brewery tour, guess I'm not missing much. Had lots of their beer though, haven't had many things that didn't impress me. Also, I'm perfectly fine with them not expanding. I love this place for all it's faults just the way it is.
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