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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. KBS will be available throughout Michigan starting on March 16 and released to the brewery's entire distribution footprint on March 30.


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 kbsweek.com.  

 

Hotel Package

Founder's KBS Release Package

March 09, 2015 – March 15, 2015
Comfort Suites Grand Rapids North

Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout KBS Release Package includes one night accommodation in a king or two queen bed suite, two KBS glasses, one official signed KBS poster, one bottle of Founders hot sauce, one stow ‘n go Founders tote bag and a whole lot of fun. (KBS tickets not included) Rates: $119

Booking Method
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KBS Package

March 09, 2015 – March 14, 2015
Country Inn & Suites East Beltline

Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout KBS Release Package includes one night accommodation, two KBS glasses, one official signed KBS poster, one bottle of Founders hot sauce, one stow ‘n go Founders tote bag and a whole lot of fun. (KBS tickets not included) Rates: $119-$169.

Booking Method
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Founders KBS Package

March 08, 2015 – March 13, 2015
Courtyard by Marriott

Founders KBS Package includes an overnight stay in a standard guest room and the Founders tote: 2 KBS glasses, a signed KBS poster and a bottle of Founders Hot Sauce. Tickets to KBS Week are not included in this rate.

Booking Method
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Founder's KBS Release Package

March 13, 2015 – March 15, 2015
Hampton Inn North

Enjoy a night at the Hampton Inn during Founders Brewing Co. second annual KBS Week. Accommodations include one night in a Standard King or 2 Queen bed room. You will have access to an indoor heated pool, free internet, 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. Rate: $159 for Standard Kings and 2 Queen bed rooms. No upgrades. KBS Release Package Package Dates: March 13 -March 14, 2015

Booking Method
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Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout KBS Release Package

March 09, 2015 – March 14, 2015
Holiday Inn - Grand Rapids Airport

Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout KBS Release Package includes 2 KBS glassware, one official signed KBS poster, one bottle of Founders hot sauce, and one stow n go Founders tote bag. Package does NOT include tickets to Founders KBS week. Rates: $144.95 March 9-12, $124.95 March 13-14.

Booking Method
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Founders KBS Beer Release Week

March 09, 2015 – March 15, 2015
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Grand Rapids North

Enjoy a night at the Newly Renovated Holiday Inn Express & Suites Grand Rapids North during Founders Brewing Co. second annual KBS Week 2015. Accommodations include one night in a king or two queen bed or suite all with a refrigerator, 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 glasses * 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. Rates: $149 (2) Queen Beds, $159 Kings or $169 Suites.

Booking Method
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Booking Code
Founder's Brewing Co. - KBS Beer Release Week

KBS Package 2015

March 09, 2015 – March 14, 2015
Holiday Inn Grand Rapids Downtown

Includes a $20.00 USD Breakfast credit at Pearl Street Grill, 2 KBS glasses, 1 official signed KBS poster, 1 bottle of Founder’s Hot Sauce, and one stow-n-go Founder’s tote bag. Package does not include tickets to Founder’s KBS Week. $189-$279. Bookable through website and hotel front desk.

Booking Method
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KBS Release Package

March 09, 2015 – March 14, 2015
Homewood Suites by Hilton

Enjoy a night at the Homewood Suites during Founders' 2nd annual KBS Week! Accommodations include one night in a One Bedroom Suite with 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 glasses. Note: the package does not include tickets to Founder’s KBS Week.

Booking Method
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Founder's Kentucky Breakfast Stout Package

March 09, 2015 – March 14, 2015
Hyatt Place Grand Rapids - South

Founders Brewing Company KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) Week 2015 Package includes - Overnight accommodations - KBS Package * (2) KBS glassware * (1) Official Signed KBS Poster * (1) Bottle of Founders Hot Sauce * (1) Stow-n-go Founders tote bag (NOTE the package does NOT include tickets to the Founder's KBS week)

Booking Method
Call Hotel Directly

Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout Package

March 09, 2015 – March 14, 2015
Residence Inn by Marriott Grand Rapids Airport

Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout KBS Release Package includes 2 KBS glassware, one official signed KBS poster, one bottle of Founders hot sauce, and one stow n go Founders tote bage. Package does NOT include tickets to Founders KBS week. Rates: Monday- Friday $169, Saturday $159.

Booking Method
Visit Their Website

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. Rates: $159

Booking Method
Call Hotel Directly

Founders Brewing KBS Week

March 09, 2015 – March 14, 2015
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Grand Rapids Airport

Founders Brewing Co KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) Week 2015 Package includes - Overnight accommodations - KBS Package * (2) KBS glassware * (1) Official Signed KBS Poster * (1) Bottle of Founders Hot Sauce * (1) Stow-n-go Founders tote bag (NOTE the package does NOT include tickets to the Founder's KBS week)

Booking Method
Visit Their Website