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Who's getting their KBS today?!?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by hallandoates, Apr 2, 2013.

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  1. deadonhisfeet

    deadonhisfeet Apr 23, 2011 Kentucky

    Beer karma is always a good thing. Someday, somehow, you will be rewarded for this.
     
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  2. lic217

    lic217 Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    Yeah 28 bottles is absurd anyways. I also plan on giving 2 four packs away. One four pack to my brother in law and the other to my dad. then i will give a bottle each to the two guys I brew with and a bottle to my sister in law. That will leave me with 17. Drink a few now and then one every month or so. Life is good sometimes. Plus I know they will repay me with some good brews!
     
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  3. deadonhisfeet

    deadonhisfeet Apr 23, 2011 Kentucky

    It's good to be generous. 17 is plenty. Honestly, every year I just try to score a single 4-pack. If I ever did buy an entire case, it would last me for years. No way would I want to drink that stuff every day. Once every couple of months if enough for me. With all the other stouts I like to drink (Speedway, Ten Fidy, BCBS, Founders Impy Stout, Pt5, etc.) I just wouldn't find time for that much KBS.
     
  4. Herky21

    Herky21 Aug 7, 2011 Iowa
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    I went all over trying to find it yesterday, then I called around today, found places who said they would have it at a certain time and they didn't. Then my girlfriend texts me a picture of a 4-pack and makes my day. Nice.
     
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  5. dbol

    dbol Aug 19, 2007 California

    not me. i've gotten decent amounts over the last 3 years and decided it was too much hassle seeking it out. i like it, but it's not that great IMO.
     
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  6. cnbrown313

    cnbrown313 May 29, 2012 Illinois

    First time I've ever seen it on an actual shelf today... I had to do a double take. It was limited to 1 12oz bottle per person... but I was cool with that (no lists, behind the counter, wink / wink shenanigans...lol)
     
  7. supa0525

    supa0525 Apr 8, 2008 Michigan

    $5 is awesome....I live in Grand Rapids and had to pay $6!
     
  8. lic217

    lic217 Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    Agreed. it should last me at least a year. I bought 8 bourbon counties a couple of months ago. I still have 7. It certainly is not an every day beer. At most once a month. I agree about other great stouts too. I usually drink a couple of big beers like that on the weekend and tend to switch up which ones I drink. I am just starting to age beers too. It sounds like KBS changes drastically with age. It will be fun to see how they change.
     
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  9. Bay01

    Bay01 Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    Reported
     
  10. Squiggy

    Squiggy Feb 18, 2013 Michigan

    reported?
     
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  11. wvsabbath

    wvsabbath Apr 29, 2010 West Virginia
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    First time ive been unable to score a case,,,not very happy, increase production yet there seems to be less distributed???
     
  12. mental1

    mental1 Jan 31, 2013 Virginia

    Looky what I found!

    [​IMG]
     
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  13. robhbest

    robhbest Apr 16, 2012 Michigan

    3 new states to feed this year.
     
  14. wardenclyffe

    wardenclyffe Sep 10, 2010 Virginia
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    Yea I am just now getting into the trade game. I am not sure I will have the ammo to get some KBS, but I have wound up with nothing even actively trying for the last 2 years so I am hoping this will be the year.
     
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  15. gzarroli

    gzarroli May 26, 2006 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    where where where?
     
  16. clintonp

    clintonp Feb 9, 2013 Illinois
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    Was at the release party on Saturday at the brewery. Well worth trying to find some. Ill be at Binnys today and Friday in Lombard and Bolingbrook in IL to score some more!
     
  17. thegoon55

    thegoon55 Oct 27, 2012 Massachusetts
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    [​IMG]
    In my mouth.
     
  18. loafinaround

    loafinaround Jul 16, 2011 New York

    I'm picking-up 2 bottles tomorrow.... One for me, one for a friend. I'm grateful they're being held for me! This whale has been elusive to me until now....
     
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  19. mental1

    mental1 Jan 31, 2013 Virginia

    Richmond, Once upon a Vine South
     
  20. hoerr

    hoerr Oct 18, 2009 South Carolina

  21. raynmoon

    raynmoon Aug 13, 2011 Colorado
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    Just get Parabola, sheesh.
     
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  22. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Good luck. I have spoken up about how I always leave some for the unknown BA that's coming in behind me and have been flamed for it. Too many BA's seem to think it's dog eat dog and they NEED to get a 4 pack to drink, a 4 pack to cellar and a 4 pack to trade.
     
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  23. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I wish I had the time to go to thirty stores.

    Of course, if I had the time to go to 30 stores I would probably spend it differently than actually going to 30 stores.
     
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  24. booyahachieved3

    booyahachieved3 Sep 5, 2012 Kansas

    [​IMG]
    Sunday-Tuesday, 8 different stops, the MILF was actually harder to find initially but the KBS supply dried up QUICKLY.
     
  25. stayclean

    stayclean Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Well, you see, something about America, capitalism, free market, entitled Democrats, drink local, blah blah blah.
     
  26. dar482

    dar482 Mar 9, 2007 New York
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    Cry me a river.
     
  27. fmccormi

    fmccormi Oct 24, 2010 Maine
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    I was hoping to get just a single four-pack, and figured it would be reasonable considering that this isn't a crazy-competitive market around here and Founders is still relatively new in the area (less than a year old), but it looks like it's already turning into a shit show. Just ridiculous. I might only be able to get one or two bottles, and I've heard that the local rep was actually advising store owners to sell them bottle by bottle and stuff like that, with a mark up, to limit large purchases.

    I'd be happy with just one or two bottles, but knowing that it's all going to be at a deliberate markup? To be honest, it kinda puts a sour taste in my mouth.
     
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  28. Mag00n

    Mag00n Nov 21, 2008 New York

    kbs isnt a whale. Over 1000 gots. Not even sure if aquatic in nature.
     
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  29. tofuspeedstar

    tofuspeedstar Jul 12, 2012 Texas
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    not in texas :( i want to try it again..
     
  30. jmwildwest

    jmwildwest Mar 10, 2013 Florida

    Sounds like the chances of any making it to Florida is slim to nil.
     
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  31. Hanzo

    Hanzo Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I have to drive to four stores at just the right times to try and build a four pack, sorry you can't get a case this year though brah.
     
  32. keithmurray

    keithmurray Oct 7, 2009 New York

    I agree with you on this. Fucking animals - the distributors, grimy ass beer shops with the markups you alluded to (technically not supposed to break up 4paks) and mindless people who buy them just to trade. I'll be lucky to score a damn 4pk. The a*** store near me might be getting some in but knowing them, they will mark the shit up to $40/4pack. Damn dirty thieves!
     
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  33. gzarroli

    gzarroli May 26, 2006 Virginia
    Beer Trader

    Nice, coincidentally was heading there in about an hour - you think it will last? or is it already gone?
     
  34. RayOhioFelton

    RayOhioFelton May 24, 2011 Ohio
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    Ohio is being weird...the grocery store handed me 2 today but the bottle shops have none and another grocery store isn't getting it till next week...my trip to grand rapids for the Thursday release was well worth the trip even with the cost of a four pack for the ticket.

    Good luck finding this guy! I had one Sunday and it was a great experience. Win or lose its entertaining reading everyone's whining, haha.
     
  35. riemster

    riemster Mar 17, 2011 Ohio
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    Picking up a case on Thursday. Like I said in another thread I got extremely lucky because only 2 people, including me, have called this store and it happens to be only 5 minutes from me. MuahahahaHA. I have a 4 pack waiting for me today, but the store is 150 minutes away. They are holding it till Friday if I choose to officially be a hoarder.
     
  36. Stevedore

    Stevedore Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
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    How are you all people picking up entire cases of this stuff? Geezus!
     
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  37. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    Founders ought to be ashamed. My bottle shop got THREE FOUR PACKS, and that's it ... and it's a bottle shop that tends to get plenty of limited release beers. It's fucked up that Founders has so little interest in spreading the wealth of their beer in their home state.

    I should be more pissed, but I'm not a big fan of stouts. I still would have liked to try it.
     
  38. zachary80

    zachary80 Nov 29, 2009 Indiana

    I was able to get one bottle last year and hopefully two today. I thought they increased production significantly the last couple years? I heard that all of Fort Wayne only got three cases this year
     
  39. jmarce

    jmarce May 15, 2011 Connecticut

    I'm guessing whatever increase in production there was is probably being cancelled out by the larger area of distribution this year
     
  40. Northlax3

    Northlax3 Aug 19, 2012 New Jersey
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    Founders themselves have little to no say in which stores will get their beer in the current 3-tier distribution system in America.

    Having said that, I wish they did.
     
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