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    Founders Brewery

    KBS Week

    March 7 - 12, 2016

    Founders Launches KBS Week in Celebration of Beer City USA

    Founders Brewing Co. is happy to announce the third annual KBS week, in honor of the release of Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) this year. The beer will be available starting April 1 across the brewery’s distribution footprint, but visitors to and residents of Grand Rapids will be able to enjoy it March 7–12, 2016.

    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 (Feb 2014).

    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 13, 2016, at 11am EST, tickets and space are limited, and they will be available for pickup March 8-11. 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 7 and 11. KBS Week will culminate with the Founders taproom release party, where KBS will be poured all day on Saturday, March 12, 2016. KBS will be available throughout Michigan starting on March 16 and released to the brewery's entire distribution footprint on April 1, 2016.

    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 Certificate/Poster
    (1) Custom KBS Week Pin
    (1) KBS Week bag
    (1) BLiS Maple Syrup

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

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    KBS Hotel Packages