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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by hallandoates, Apr 2, 2013.
Beer karma is always a good thing. Someday, somehow, you will be rewarded for this.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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)
$5 is awesome....I live in Grand Rapids and had to pay $6!
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.
First time ive been unable to score a case,,,not very happy, increase production yet there seems to be less distributed???
Looky what I found!
3 new states to feed this year.
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.
where where where?
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!
In my mouth.
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....
Richmond, Once upon a Vine South
Just get Parabola, sheesh.
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.
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.
Sunday-Tuesday, 8 different stops, the MILF was actually harder to find initially but the KBS supply dried up QUICKLY.
Well, you see, something about America, capitalism, free market, entitled Democrats, drink local, blah blah blah.
Cry me a river.
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.
kbs isnt a whale. Over 1000 gots. Not even sure if aquatic in nature.
not in texas i want to try it again..
Sounds like the chances of any making it to Florida is slim to nil.
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.
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!
Nice, coincidentally was heading there in about an hour - you think it will last? or is it already gone?
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.
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.
How are you all people picking up entire cases of this stuff? Geezus!
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.
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
I'm guessing whatever increase in production there was is probably being cancelled out by the larger area of distribution this year
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.