Founders KBS – 2018 vs 2019 Vertical Tasting under Different Conditions

Today I’m taking a look at Founder’s KBS a few different ways in this vertical tasting. I’m taking a fresh 2019 KBS, a cellared bottle from 2018, and a chilled 2018 bottle that has been kept at or around 45 degrees Fahrenheit since it’s purchase in early 2018. Does chilled vs. cellared vs. fresh make a difference? That’s what I’m hoping to find out in this video. Stay tuned to the end for something I’ve never done before, too!

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Founders 2019 KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)

KBS from Founder’s Brewing Company is the second in their Barrel Aged series for 2019, this year, KBS (or Kentucky Breakfast Stout) weighs in at 12.2% ABV, and is still cave-age in oak bourbon barrels. The next two in the Barrel Aged series are still unknowns, but We know the final release is CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout). KBS release date in the taproom is March 8th, and should be hitting national distribution on Friday, March 15th, just one week after the taproom release.

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Founders Blushing Monk Belgian Style Ale (2019)

Blushing Monk is a Belgian Style Raspberry Ale from Founders Brewing Company. Founders Blushing Monk is making it’s return in 2019 after a 4 year absence from the market, and is considered by Founders themselves to be “Rubaeus’ Older Sibling”, having a more mature and robust flavor. If a 9.2% ABV Belgian Style Ale brewed with raspberries sounds up your alley, then stay tuned!

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Founders 2018 Barrel Aged Series in Review

Happy Thanksgiving everyone, hopefully you can get a break from the family and watch something you’re interested in – like videos about beer!  Know anyone in your family who likes beer too?  Watch this with them.  This is my end of year retrospective on Founders 2018 Barrel Aged Series. I cover the six beers of Founders Barrel-Aged series and pick my favorites and least favorites. The six beers in this series are Founders KBS, Founders Backwoods Bastard, Founders Dank Wood, Founders Barrel Runner, Founders Curmudgeon’s Better Half and Founders CBS.

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Founders CBS – Canadian Breakfast Stout 2018

CBS (or Canadian Breakfast Stout as it’s sometimes known) from Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids Michigan is Founders final release of their “Barrel-Aged” series for 2018. CBS is aged in Maple Bourbon Barrels, which like it’s close cousin KBS, both stem from the base beer of Founders Breakfast Stout. CBS is preceded by 5 other barrel aged series beers, including KBS, Dank Wood, Barrel Runner, Curmudgeon’s Better Half and Backwoods Bastard. These beers all top over 11%, and they pack a wallop. Founders is known for this barrel aged series and CBS is the culmination of a lot of suspense and hype being built up around these secretive releases. But wot do I think? Watch to see!

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