Who's getting their KBS today?!?

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  1. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Aspirant (296) Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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    scored 5 bottles today
  2. RayOhioFelton

    RayOhioFelton Devotee (416) May 24, 2011 Ohio
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    Got 8 at the thursday bottle release, got to the store today for 2 and my mom got me 2 for my Easter basket...two more stores potentially getting some in the next week...if you don't get any don't get upset! Tons of great ba's will surely spread the wealth!
  3. mnphish

    mnphish Disciple (344) Aug 19, 2012 Minnesota

    no longer dry :slight_smile:
  4. ColdOne

    ColdOne Aspirant (220) Jan 19, 2013 New York
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    I think Nick said 2 cases.

  5. nickapalooza86

    nickapalooza86 Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2010 Wisconsin

    9.69, and the KBS is going to be 19.99 so I guess it is less then half the price:slight_smile:
  6. KingBiscuit

    KingBiscuit Disciple (380) May 30, 2005 Illinois

    I got my one stinking bottle today. I'll add it to my Hard to Score Aged in Bourbon Barrels Stout Collection which now totals 2. One KBS and one Bell's Black Note. BCBS is no longer in this collection, still drowning in it - it was everywhere last release, I stocked up nicely.
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  7. tweezer159

    tweezer159 Initiate (0) May 2, 2008 Alabama

    Woot! My girlfriend and I got a four pack at Piggly Wiggly Homewood (amazing beer/wine department/staff) for $18.99 + tax. We also got two bottles each (4.99 +tax a piece) at Hop City. We had the opportunity to acquire one more four pack, but decided not to since the supply was so limited. We figured that if we had six for the two of us to drink/cellar, and two to send to my trading buddy, that would be plenty. Also, our dog that was hit by a car two weeks ago felt good enough to take a walk AND a short hike. It was a pretty good day.
  8. NastyNate11

    NastyNate11 Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2013 North Carolina

    Got two today, will try for more at timed release tomorrow. Pretty excited
  9. olivermonster

    olivermonster Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    Ended up with 18 bottles, brother in Ohio got 6 pretty happy with the results, doing a comparison tasting with kbs from the last few years
  10. maxcoinage

    maxcoinage Defender (611) Apr 6, 2012 Illinois
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    I got one bottle yesterday ($6.29) and one today (9.99), from two different places that had 1 bottle limits. It sounds like most places in the Chicago burbs got 1 case. Going to try for another tomorrow at another shop that's slated to receive a shipment.
  11. olivermonster

    olivermonster Initiate (0) Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    I also agree with the hype of running around for it, buy a case of breakfast stout and your drinking a beer you can easily get that is dam near as good
  12. 420drinker

    420drinker Initiate (0) Dec 8, 2012 Georgia

    Got my 4 pack today. One word...WOW! I can see what all the hype is about. It seems to get better with every sip! Glad I was able to get my hands on this one!
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  13. Jagen

    Jagen Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 Illinois

    Went to KBS day and got my 12 pack..drank at least 7 of them on draft. Glad I now don't have to waste an entire day rushing around town and give $10 to some greedy asshole store owner to get a single bottle. Good beer, not worth all that.
  14. basics

    basics Initiate (79) Oct 27, 2011 North Carolina
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    My story--

    I called a small, high end craft shop last night to see when they were getting it. "Everyone's getting it tomorrow. *click*"

    Okay then... I called Whole Foods next only because I know they got a buttload of Hopslam this year and I ask to speak to whoever's in charge of stocking beer. I talk to the guy for a little bit and he's very vague about whether or not it will be in tomorrow, he sounds like he's had a lot of calls today and doesn't want to guarantee anything. Finally after talking for a bit he opens up and says the distributor usually comes between 9-11 and to drop his name if anyone is being indirect.

    Being a college student, I wake up at 10:30, shower really quickly and rush to the store worried that it's already come and I wont have any luck. I get there and go to the beer section and see some other nerdy lookin' dudes scouring the wall of beer. One of them actually turns to his girlfriend and says, "Go around the corner and see if they have any! (to the high end shop I mentioned earlier)" And then soon enough all of them clear out, disappointed. I then walk over to the deli-counter and ask a girl, "Is *beer guy* working now?"

    she replies, "nope he's off today, anything I can help you with?"

    "Have you guys gotten in your beer shipment today?"

    "Maybe... what are you looking for?"

    "K - B - S" I reply, enunciating every letter clearly.

    "Okay let me go check"

    She comes back with a 4-pack and tells me they can only sell one bottle at a time, but that she'll give me two *wink*


    Right after I left the store I go over to the high end shop to look at some glasses and ask the guy if they've gotten in their KBS shipment. "Not yet" he says, "We might not even get it apparently." I wink at him and point to my whole foods bag, and then I turn to look at the glassware. One second later I hear, "thanks for the heads up!" and turn to see the guy running out the store down the sidewalk, leaving the whole place unoccupied by any employees.

    And now I sit here finishing my first bottle. What a damn treat. What a fantastic beer.
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  15. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Aspirant (221) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
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    Not going to bother unless the opportunity falls in my lap. There are plenty of other barrel aged stouts out there that are just as good and you don't need to go through a bunch of hassle for.... Plus I just spent enough money on my allocation of Chocolate Rain.
  16. Lethal04

    Lethal04 Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2009 Missouri

    My store is getting it in tomorrow. Called today and they reserved some for me, but didn't know yet how many the limit will be.
  17. MortalKombat14

    MortalKombat14 Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2012 Michigan

    What I don't get is why is there a limit in these grocery stores? Shouldn't they just be concerned about the max profit? Not saying they should let everyone buy as much as they want because the more people that can try this amazing beer the better. However, it would make sense liquor and beer stores would have limits because they know their customers.
  18. nineball

    nineball Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2013 New York

    got my two today - $5.49 a bottle. might try sending the wife tomorrow. 2 more? mabe? possibly? bueller?
    doubt there will be any more left though
  19. twowheelssoar

    twowheelssoar Initiate (0) Jul 28, 2009 North Carolina
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    Tyler's Bottle Shop. They tend to be a bit more expensive than Tasty and Bottle Rev, but they have a decent selection and usually don't get hit as quick as the other shops.
  20. DanE

    DanE Disciple (328) Feb 24, 2012 Connecticut

    Hartford, CT stores get it in tomorrow I was told. One 4-pack is all I need. Equal opportunity I say.
  21. dar482

    dar482 Poo-Bah (3,476) Mar 9, 2007 New York
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    NYC, got two for $9.99 each. Thought I could wait and hunt, but for a few bucks more per bottle, I don't need to waste my time.
  22. Savage1005

    Savage1005 Initiate (32) Feb 8, 2012 North Carolina

    Whole foods near me had a 3 bottle limit. My wife and I got 6.
  23. my_knew_craft

    my_knew_craft Devotee (460) Mar 13, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Just picked up a few singles. It's crazy, but heard it's worth it. Has anyone tried the 2013?
  24. lic217

    lic217 Champion (860) Aug 10, 2010 Connecticut
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    Most had it yesterday. some not until today. i have not herd of any not getting it until tomorrow. Good luck.
  25. TinCup69

    TinCup69 Initiate (0) Jun 26, 2012 West Virginia

    Drove an hour and forty five minutes only to come up empty handed. I took a chance and it didn't work out, oh well. I think I will stick to drinking locals and stuff that is easily accessible.
  26. Jacurdy60

    Jacurdy60 Initiate (0) Jan 23, 2013 Massachusetts

    The guy I buy from said it's coming in Thursday. The store opens at 8 am. I will be there at 7:59 am.
  27. DanE

    DanE Disciple (328) Feb 24, 2012 Connecticut

    The place here in Glastonbury seems to get things late. It happened with Sucks, Enjoy By, Lunch, 3 Beans, Gandhi, etc... I will think positive. Thanks for the heads up!
  28. RayOhioFelton

    RayOhioFelton Devotee (416) May 24, 2011 Ohio
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    Things are changing in the grocery stores. The beer guys know their stuff and these guys are nice and seem excited to give customers the chances to try things like KBS! They also aren't directly effected by he profit like the small shop owner so no mark up and no shop owner being a dick about the beer he got. Grocery store beer guy saw me coming today and approached ME with two KBS bottles so happy to provide me the opportunity.
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  29. tbrascojr

    tbrascojr Disciple (346) Oct 15, 2010 Pennsylvania
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    Wow do I miss those days...
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  30. dt_gbpackersfan

    dt_gbpackersfan Disciple (373) Dec 6, 2012 Missouri

    Local store did online reservations that sold out in less than 1 minute, but tweeted an hour or so later that they had a few bottles left at their location closest to my work. Took an early lunch and grabbed my 2 bottle allocation at $4.99 each.
  31. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    I have a 4-pack waiting for me.
  32. dvmin98

    dvmin98 Poo-Bah (1,854) Nov 1, 2010 North Carolina
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    2 4-packs and 2 singles. The only problem is I have 4 from last year I didnt drink.
  33. stayclean

    stayclean Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2012 Wisconsin

    Well, drink them. :angry:
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  34. alysmith4

    alysmith4 Initiate (0) Feb 11, 2005 District of Columbia

    Hahahahaha. Ha.

    My gf went to two beer stores tonight (just looking for random shit), and passed up KBS at both places. She had NO IDEA it was such a sought after/ "world class"/ creating-a-frenzy-on-BA beer, and paid it no attention whatsoever.

    Oh, the irony.

    I wish I could go cry in my KBS, but I don't have any.
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  35. MrBluto

    MrBluto Initiate (0) Aug 7, 2012 Michigan

    Being a newbie to KBS (though a fan of Founders' brews and aware of the hype around it), I was ignorant of the depth to which one must go to get this heralded beer. But, the beer gods must've been shining on me today. As a last minute thought, I stopped in at one my favorite beer stops on the way home work to see if they had any...everything they had was reserved. I left in disappointment but then after dinner went to another place. I asked if they had any, and the guy asked if I had any reserved. I said no, and the guy looked at me as if was I supposed say a secret password or even hand over 50 smackers. Then he said, "I have a few extras, and I can let you have a 4-pack." (Cue the singing angels). I thought about it for a second (not), and said I'll take it! Guy said people started calling 2 months ago!! I sure got lucky!
  36. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Aspirant (221) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
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    Well, it literally just fell in my lap while getting dinner at The Pit in Raleigh, NC. Anyone looking for it in Raleigh NC, can find it there for $9 a bottle.
  37. TheChiefBrews

    TheChiefBrews Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2012 Georgia

    Bottles hit the shelves in Atlanta today @ 4 pm. Everyone was sold out by 4:02. I got to the store at 3:30 and got the second to last ticket to buy a 4 pack.
  38. hallandoates

    hallandoates Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2013 Arkansas

    I'm drinking my first ever now. Oh so delicious
  39. LambicKing

    LambicKing Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    +1 Yeah, you and I will be lucky to score 1 damn bottle each!
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  40. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Devotee (447) Feb 24, 2011 New Jersey

    Kindness/ respect/honor is seen as weak in our times these days. I do the same, and when I can just give beer away to people all around me. Remember that case of Verdi Imperial Stout? I gave 7 bottles away to good friends and neighbors because that is all good, so I feel ya man! :grinning:
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