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2018 Founders KBS plus 2017 & 2016 Vintage AND CBS Release | Monday April 2nd.

Darkness is coming!  Get to the Bevie on time so you don’t miss out on your share of Founders Kentucky Breakfast Stout!

Monday, April 2nd, 10 AM Founders KBS & CBS & Vintage KBS Release Details:

  • 2018 Founders KBS – Four 4packs per person! | $21.99/4pk
  • 2017 Founders KBS – One (12oz) bottle to the first 48 people
  • 2016 Founders KBS – One (12oz) bottle to the first 48 people
  • 2017 Founders CBS – One (750ml) bottle to the first 12 people


From foundersbrewing.com:

What we’ve got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Makes your taste buds squeal with delight.

  • ABV: 12.4%
  • IBUs: 70
  • RateBeer Rating: 100
  • Beer Advocate Rating: 100


Buy Founders CBS | Canadian Breakfast Stout | FRI 12/01 & SAT 12/02

The rumors are true… Vermont is SCHEDULED to get Founders CBS – Canadian Breakfast Stout!

Rest assured, we want you to have the best information and we want to get the beer out to the people as quickly as possible!

Here is EVERYTHING we know:

Friday 12/01 – Sold out!  It lasted until 12:30 PM!!

Saturday 12/02 – 10 am release!  One (1) bottle to the first 24 people in line.  WE CANNOT GUESS HOW EARLY YOU NEED TO ARRIVE TO BE ONE OF THE FIRST 24 PEOPLE IN LINE 🙂

One (1) per person, $22.99/750ml


Q:  Can a bottle be saved for me?  I can bring something to trade!
A:  We cannot save any bottles, it is first come, first served.  Also, we cannot trade any beers in our store.

Q:  How much is going to be released Friday?
A:  We don’t know until the truck arrives and won’t have time to post online exactly how much is going out.  We want to get it out for sale ASAP!

Q:  Who else is getting it?
A:  We are not sure , however you can increase your chances by checking out Founders beer finder: https://foundersbrewing.com/find-our-beer/

Q:  How long will it last after the release?
A:  We believe demand will exceed supply and there will be nothing left after we open boxes and start handing out beer.

Q:  How many bottles can I buy?
A:  CBS is a 750ml bottle (unlike KBS which is a 12oz 4pk) and the limit is one (1) 750ml bottle per person who is aged 21+ years and can provide identification.

Q:  How can I get more than one bottle?
A:  Bring as many friends, husbands, wives, etc. that are over 21!  You can pay for all the bottles at the same time if that is best for you.  During the release, we will be handing out one (1) bottle to each person in line while they last.

Q:  What does it cost?
A:  $22.99 / 750ml bottle

Q:  Can you message me when the truck arrives?
A:  We cannot message, call, or email anyone – we’ll be too busy trying to get beer out for all of the people waiting for it 🙂

Q:  How can I get more information?
A:  We hopefully covered known and unknown release times, limit, pricing, special favors, how long it will last, etc… please refer to questions above and if we didn’t cover something you think we should have, email us so we can respond and also add your question to our Q&A list to help other beer seekers!


From https://foundersbrewing.com/our-beer/cbs/


CBS was born when we stumbled upon some bourbon barrels that had previously housed maple syrup. We opted to put the same base beer as KBS, an imperialized version of Breakfast Stout, in the maple barrels and, after one taste, we knew we had something special. Rich maple syrup, roasted coffee and velvety chocolate meld together in what can only be described as a transcendental drinking experience.

  • ABV: 11.7%
  • RateBeer Rating: 100
  • Availability: December


Fifty Fifty Eclipse 2016 | Guide

The 10th Anniversary 2016 Fifty Fifty Eclipse barrel aged imperial stouts are here!

Fifty Fifty Eclipse Imperial Stout brewed with honey, aged in oak barrels | 11% ABV | $27.99

  • Sapphire Blue | Apple Brandy
  • Bright Yellow | Buffalo Trace
  • Red | Cherry Blend – Did not come to VT
  • Lavender (Lt. Sparkle) | Coffee
  • Burnt Orange | Cognac Barrel
  • Purple (Matte) | Elijah Craig 12yr
  • Black | Evan Williams
  • Gold | Grand Cru
  • Metallic Purple (Dk Sparkle) | Old Forester
  • Dark Olive Green | Rye Cuvee – Did not come to VT
  • Metallic Green | Templeton Rye
  • Ivory | Vanilla Blend
  • Blue Pearl | Woodford Reserve

From fiftyfiftybrewing.com

What happens when you take an award winning Imperial Stout, put it in oak bourbon barrels, and then age it for six months? One of the most epic beer tasting experiences you will ever have: ECLIPSE™.

     Imperial Stouts are noted for being very rich substantial beers, and FiftyFifty’s Totality Imperial Stout does not disappoint on this fact. Brewed in small 300 gallons batches, our brewers lovingly craft this masterpiece once a year. Made with the finest malts, hops, fresh mountain water and yeast, over 18 separate ingredients lend their unique character to this beer.

     To become Eclipse, Totality is then aged for a minimum of 180 days in oak bourbon barrels. This time spent adds a plethora of flavors to the already rich Imperial Stout. At first taste there is a large presence of dark chocolate, espresso and warmth from the alcohol of the beer. Oak barrel character then comes into play with hints of vanilla and coconut, followed by mild bitterness from the hops, and then a nice long lingering finish with hints of tobacco, dark dried fruit and more chocolate. Eclipse is a wonderful companion with dessert. A beer meant for contemplation best enjoyed in a snifter and with a friend.

     Because of the extensive brewing and aging process, Eclipse is only released once a year.
March-April: Brew Totality
Mid April:Futures available
May: Begin aging in oak barrels
November: Bottle and keg
December: Official Release & Party