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Sunday Beer Relaxing

Sunday, June 6th, 2010

It isn’t all that often that I have a day to get stuff done and actually relax besides. Luckily today is one of those days.

What exactly do I mean? Well, that is easy. I have done work around the house: picked weeds, hoed the garden, sprayed weeds, and hung up my hop plant (Centennial and more to come this week). I have also gone shopping to about three or four stores with the wife and kids to get our weekly groceries among other things. Vacuuming is still on the docket.

That’s the work, now the play. I am currently on my fourth beer and the temperature outside (about 70 with low humidity) is perfect for just about any beer. So I started the day with a New Glarus Unplugged Cranbic, which is so damn refreshing it took me about five sips to put it away. My palate still desired a refreshing beer. So I opened a bottle of Firestone Walker Union Jack IPA.

While appreciating the Union Jack, the wheels started to turn and as another front went through, with the temperature dropping into the 60s, I thought it was time for something with a little bit of size to it. Founders KBS you say, perfect! That didn’t last long but damn that is mighty tasty. What beer can out do a KBS?

Not many, but along came Pliny the Elder by Russian River. Oh, I think I am about a sliver away from heaven.

I see that Rich is doing some reviewing of his own, so after PLE, it is time for some serious reviews and a great finish to Sunday. Enjoy!

Founders KBS Reviewed

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

After 20 phone calls to some local and some not so local beer stores, I got my hands on Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) from Founders. As with some short run, highly touted beers I didn’t know what to expect as I have had a few that just weren’t up to my levels of expectations.

The guy at the beer store I purchased it from said that this beer, this year, was heavenly. That is a tough comparison, especially since he has never been there. Oh well, it is easy to assume it was damn tasty.

After Rich and I spoke on the phone ten times or so trying to Three Floyds Dark Lord Days golden tickets, we decided that we should get together to have a fresh version of KBS. Good call.

KBS poured with a nice thick, brown foam over the top of the opaque and midnight black liquid. Retention was average at best with some disheveled lacing throughout. The aroma is your first indication that the beer is complex and possibly worthy of the high accolades that it has received. Coffee, chocolate (bitter), vanilla, oak, alcohol, and more are all there for the nose to fancy. Seven or more wafts wasn’t enough as I inhaled until the last drop. The taste was just as fantastic. Similar to the nose with a nice bourbon heat on the way down, while being so well balanced. A nice creamy and viscous mouth that made a big appearance while the carbonation is on the slight side. The complexities of the beers can easily keep the senses amused. 10/10

I plan on sharing a few of these with friend while putting one or two aside to taste and compare as the beer ages. Enjoy!

Founders KBS Release March 13th

Friday, February 26th, 2010

With March right around the corner, we all know what that means: Founders KBS release. We all anticipate it, we all thoroughly enjoy it, and we all hope to get our hands on some. The rumor has it that this will be released at Founders on Saturday, March 13th. Of course I believe no one unless I here it directly from the source, so I emailed Founders. This is pretty much the entire reponse I received on the topic from Mark Dorich, Director of Retail Operations at Founders Brewing Company.

Each year, Founders KBS is released to the marketplace on the Ides of March (15th). nike lebron 11 Here at the brewery, we host a release day on the closest Saturday to the Ides. This year, that magical day falls on March 13th.

Beginning when we open at 11am, KBS will be flowing on draft, and KBS Bottles will be available for to-go purchase on a first come – first served basis. There will once again be a limit of 2 cases per person.

Later that night, the party starts, where we will be featuring some great live music from Boston’s Rubblebucket Orchestra, and Kalamazoo’s Funktion. Both are phenomenal bands that play a diverse mix of music. A couple of local hotels are offering preferred rated to Founders customers for those who want to stick around and make a night out of it: The Holiday Inn on Pearl St (formerly the Days)(616) 235-xxxx; as well as the Radisson Riverfront on Ann St (616) 363-xxxx. To get the preferred rate, make sure you mention Founders when booking your room!

We look forward to enjoying 2010’s batch of KBS with you!

Anytime I get this kind of wonderful information from a brewery, I have to offer my kudos for their quick turn around and the useful information. Thank you Mark.

Now I just have to convince the wife to allow me to make the trip. Enjoy!