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Kentucky Breakfast Stout Launch

Founders Launches KBS Week in Celebration of Beer City USA

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.

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. RateBeer.com 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, 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.


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

Check back for package information at the end of January. 

For full KBS Week details, head to kbsweek.com.  

 

Hotel Package

KBS Release Package

March 09, 2015 – March 14, 2015
SpringHill Suites North by Marriott

Enjoy a night at the Award Winning SpringHill Suites North during Founders Brewing Co. second annual KBS Week. Accommodations include one night in a king or two double bed suite all with a refrigerator, microwave, wet bar and sofa sleeper, access to an indoor heated pool, complimentary hot breakfast and free onsite parking. Included per stay will be one Stow-n-go Founders tote bag, 1 bottle of Founders Hot Sauce, 1 official signed KBS Poster and 2 KBS glassware * the package does not include tickets to Founder’s KBS Week. Please call the hotel direct and ask for the KBS Package to reserve your package today.

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