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    KBS Week

    Founders Launches KBS Week in Celebration of Beer City USA

    Please note: 2016 dates have not been released yet.

    Founders Brewing Co. is happy to announce the second annual KBS week, in honor of the release of Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) this year. The beer will be available starting March 30 across the brewery’s distribution footprint, but visitors to and residents of Grand Rapids will be able to enjoy it March 9–14, 2015.

    KBS is an imperial stout brewed with coffee and chocolates that ages in oak bourbon barrels for a year in the caves beneath Grand Rapids. users have ranked it the best beer in the world.

    Bottles of KBS available for pickup in the Founders taproom will be released using a pre-ticketed reservation process on EventBrite. Bottles can be reserved beginning on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 11am EST, and they will be available for pickup March 10–14. Ticket proceeds will go toward Grand Rapids Whitewater.

    For the initial KBS Week 2014, Founders decided to open up the release so that people coming to Grand Rapids for KBS could enjoy all of Beer City USA—and it was a success. Once again this year, fifteen Founders-supporting craft-beer-centric bars and restaurants in the Grand Rapids area will each tap a keg of KBS on a day and time of their choosing between March 9 and 13. KBS Week will culminate with the Founders taproom release party, where KBS will be poured all day on Saturday, March 14, 2015. KBS will be available throughout Michigan starting on March 16 and released to the brewery's entire distribution footprint on March 30, 2015.

    Area hotels will be offering KBS week packages—including discounted room rates, limited edition gear in rooms and more.

    All KBS hotel packages will include the following KBS limited edition gear:

    (2) KBS Glassware
    (1) Official Signed KBS Poster
    (1) Bottle Founders Brewing Co. Hot Sauce
    (1) Stow-n-go Founders tote bag

    *Note: the KBS Hotel packages do NOT include tickets to Founders KBS week. Must be purchased separately.

    For full KBS Week details, head to