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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. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Yeah I should have saved my quote before I found out the bad news....it is indeed looking like one bottle for me....but I'm going to try my best to score one more bottle.
  2. Giovannilucano

    Giovannilucano Devotee (445) Feb 24, 2011 New Jersey

    I might look for this as I typically do not search for much. The greatest feeling is randomly coming onto a great beer and for 3 years I have been very fortunate to try some great brews.
  3. LambicKing

    LambicKing Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Germany

    :astonished: Not buying that equation.
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  4. evilcatfish

    evilcatfish Defender (622) May 11, 2012 Missouri
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    I checked a couple spots to no avail. Luckily my buddy got a 4 pack on his lunch break and offered to split it with me. I'm really starting to think all this work for beer may not be worth it
    jplopez21 likes this.
  5. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    You really shouldn't eat dogs.
    dsal89, alysmith4 and stayclean like this.
  6. GreesyFizeek

    GreesyFizeek Poo-Bah (4,743) Mar 6, 2013 New York
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    Walked into my local bar today, ordered an Alchemy Hour and some wings, and got to talking to the bartender, who was also one of the owners of the bar. I told him that I had gone to Vermont, and picked up half a case of Heady Topper. He got real serious and asked how much it cost, so I told him ($13 a 4 pack). He told me he had been dying to try Heady for a while, and he would trade me a bottle of KBS for a can or two. We talked more and I gave him 3 Heady and a Bell's Two-Hearted (he also hadn't tried that one) for a KBS '13, a Sam Smith's Organic Chocolate Stout, a Troeg's Pale Ale, and a Founder's Pale Ale. I can get those last two really easily, but it was still nice to get such a sought-after beer and to really make this guy's day with the Heady. Moral of the story- talk and make friends with the people who sell you beer. You might get something you don't expect.
    TychoNDC, alysmith4, ColdOne and 2 others like this.
  7. Jagen

    Jagen Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2012 Illinois

    I meant not worth running around town working your ass off to find one bottle for 10 dollars isn't worth it : P
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  8. KhakCane

    KhakCane Initiate (190) Apr 15, 2010 North Carolina
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    True. I have yet to check that place out in spite of spending plenty of time at the taproom. Cheers!
  9. Belgianbeerbunny

    Belgianbeerbunny Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2012 Illinois

    KBS changed my life.
  10. Belgianbeerbunny

    Belgianbeerbunny Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2012 Illinois

    Yes, yes it is.
  11. Beeranator

    Beeranator Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2013 North Carolina
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    Got mine! one bottle per person limit :slight_frown:
  12. broodog

    broodog Aspirant (222) Jul 18, 2009 Illinois

    This year, I'm not even going to try. This year, I will not hunt for KBS. I will not waste hours, days, weeks, searching-SEARCHING for the elusive whale. Every year, it's gets harder. This year, I figure I'll have to sell off my first born to find a bottle for $13.99 in the Chicago area. It's not worth it anymore. Anyone else feel this way?
    radio2525, RacerX5k, Rekrule and 4 others like this.
  13. ufmj

    ufmj Initiate (168) Feb 15, 2013 Florida
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    But they make a fine meal...
  14. WagonCircler

    WagonCircler Initiate (131) May 15, 2011 New York
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    Its a pretty good beer...How much do you like your first born?
    broodog, ufmj and Centennial like this.
  15. kbuzz

    kbuzz Champion (834) Jan 22, 2011 North Carolina
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    Agreed...simply not worth it.
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  16. cmmcdonn

    cmmcdonn Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2009 Virginia

    I took this stance last year. I just wait for it to come on tap in DC.
  17. Revenant

    Revenant Aspirant (280) Aug 8, 2012 Minnesota

    Komplete Bull Shit.
  18. hash_tagger

    hash_tagger Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013 Texas

    We (Texas) FINALLY get Founders on the 8th. I'm skeptical for bottles of this though I did score 2x Sucabas & a 16 from FSW's release here in February. So hopefully Founder's will be kind enough to bring a few bottles of this later this week when they bring the kegs.
  19. willbm3

    willbm3 Initiate (0) Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Never had it so I don't know. Did some calling around Boston today and was met with a bunch of no's so it's looking like I may never try it. There's other beer out there. Fuck it.
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  20. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    Some do.
    BlastBeats, alysmith4 and ufmj like this.
  21. atomic

    atomic Disciple (328) Sep 22, 2009 Illinois
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    paid $10 for one bottle today, and $6.50 for another. I can understand why the first shop charged so much though... they only got 4. Thats 4 bottles, not cases. Not sure how they got only 4 bottles, maybe they lied to me.
  22. spookyspeeg

    spookyspeeg Initiate (150) Feb 18, 2013 Connecticut

    Thanks for the info
  23. MarriedAtGI

    MarriedAtGI Initiate (111) Feb 26, 2013 Illinois

    Delighted to get 2 bottles today. Have to keep searching for two more to give to two very good beer buddys. If I am unsuccessful, I'll just have to arrange drinking sessions with them! :-) (Which means i can't open them yet. :slight_frown: )
    Revenant likes this.
  24. alysmith4

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

    You had me at wings.

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  25. alysmith4

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

    Like times a thousand.
  26. RacerX5k

    RacerX5k Disciple (340) Feb 11, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    Looks like I'm not and you know what? I'm ok with it. Last year i paid $10 for one stinking bottle, and imho it was just ok. I would like to get a 4 pak, dig in and see if my opinion changes. I, for one, wish they wouldn't even distribute to my area. I'm sick and tired of this limited production and distribution bullshit, look at what GI accomplished this year. I have been able to purchase BCBS and variants (I even picked up a Rare for $75) since it hit the area mid September 2012 and just got more BCBCS this Monday. So it's been available for 8 months now, that's amazing. Yes I know this was on AB's dime, I don't care. All that's happened is the best beer I've had, the best beer, by far, in the world is now readily available. And I look forward to the day when BCBS is distributed everywhere so all can try. Tonite I celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday with a BCBCS.
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  27. patkorn

    patkorn Initiate (0) Aug 30, 2007 California

    Just gonna have a Siva Stout instead.
  28. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    Im on vacation, but I called Total Wine back in Durham. Got one for me. MIght just hide it for a while.
  29. bunique686

    bunique686 Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2013 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    The store I go to told me they would have it April 22nd. Never going their again.
  30. KhakCane

    KhakCane Initiate (190) Apr 15, 2010 North Carolina
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    What?!?! I thought Total Wine would NOT do holdsies. At any rate, I just swung by the Total Wine on Capital Blvd (Raleighwood). They have about 10 bottles left.
  31. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Sounds like your mad at yourself.

    Your purchase of BCBS gives money to AB/inbev, who then turns around and puts pressure on distributors not to carry the competition. http://www.newser.com/story/142953/flailing-anheuser-busch-tries-new-beers-intimidation.html

    As such, the possibility exists that Founders is having a difficult time getting KBS to you because you continue to fund the group that is making it difficult to begin with.
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  32. ressling

    ressling Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2011 Georgia

    Thanks to my wife being on spring break and her staycation, I was fortunate enough to get nine bottles this year (she had 3 friends in town, and they all pitched in to help). I hit up two spots after work, in which they each sold me two bottles. Another store sold me one bottle.

    It's a grind but it's worth it in my opinion. Needless to say, I didn't really have a productive day at work. I drank my first bottle last night. Amazing.
  33. kdb150

    kdb150 Devotee (467) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    This. I have one bottle shop that will get a bottle to me with no hassle, and another I can walk into and buy a bottle at because of the way they handle their releases. Beyond that, I simply can't be arsed. I have far too much great beer in my fridge and cellar to go to the ends of the Earth for a few more bottles.
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  34. kdb150

    kdb150 Devotee (467) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    If you think that craft brewers don't have ways of squeezing out the competition, then you don't know much about how the business works. Beers like KBS give Founders great leverage when it comes to getting their product in prominent locations on store shelves, and other beers off of them. Just because ABI can do it on a wider scale and with more resources doesn't make them worse. Just bigger.
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  35. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    my friend who works there bought it with my name on it.
  36. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I didn't say craft companies don't do it and I didn't say that one being bigger than the other makes them worse. I simply pointed out an interesting connection between his behavior and his anger.
  37. kdb150

    kdb150 Devotee (467) Mar 8, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I don't think there is much of a connection there. KBS means major foot traffic for any store, and believe it or not, stores do have the ability to get products they want if their management is on the ball. I doubt ABI has much influence over the kinds of stores that have access to KBS.
    CMUbrew likes this.
  38. Vitacca

    Vitacca Devotee (450) Sep 15, 2010 Wisconsin
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    Made one phone call to my local shop back in WI. I was able to secure one KBS, a sixer of their porter and a 4 pack of imperial stout. All Founders if anyone asks and all firsts for me. Now I just have to get it shipped to MT.
  39. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Aspirant (217) Feb 20, 2013 Florida
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    Florida gets Founders next month. Wondering what we'll be getting but not having any luck finding out. Which offerings did Texas get right off the bat?

    Sorry, this probably should have been a BM. Staying on subject, I'll be getting ZERO KBS this yr.
  40. kylelenk

    kylelenk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Michigan


    Heavy afternoon......
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