I can’t stand Spring. It’s probably my least favorite season of the year. I get why people like it though. It starts to get warmer out, they can do more things outdoors and the days get longer. All of that sounds great unless every time you walk outside your eyes start itching and you start sneezing uncontrollably or you just really aren’t that interested in doing things outside in general.
There are a couple things that I do look forward to each Spring though. First, it signals the beginning of a new baseball season and secondly, I know that with each Spring comes the release of one of my favorite beers, Founders Brewing Co. Kentucky Breakfast Stout.
Kentucky Breakfast Stout Week
Starting next week Founders will release their wildly popular and extremely limited Kentucky Breakfast Stout across their distribution footprint. If you’re unfamiliar with Kentucky Breakfast Stout or KBS as it is more commonly called, it is an imperial stout brewed with chocolate and coffee then aged in oak bourbon barrels in underground caves in Grand Rapids, MI for over a year. It is also a beer that causes beer geeks to hyperventilate and sends them into a frenzy each Spring trying to hunt down at least one 12 ounce bottle.
I have to admit though the excitement is justified.
KBS is my favorite Founders release each year and in my opinion a hair better than what many consider to be the holy grail of beer, Founder’s Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS). If you want to track down some of this black gold known as KBS, be prepared to do some searching for it. It gets bought up quickly and there usually is not much to go around unfortunately. Luckily, Founders typically sends out a decent amount of KBS in kegs, so if you miss out on the bottle release, keep an eye out for it to show up around town on draft. It will be well worth the effort to seek it out.
Founder’s Uber Stout Flight Night – Barley’s Brewhaus
If you don’t have time to drive around town next week or to scour the internet all day trying to find out when and where KBS will be available, Barley’s Brewhaus is going to make it easy for you to try and track some down.
On Wednesday April 1st, Barley’s Brewhaus located at 11924 W. 119th St. in Overland Park, KS will have 2015 KBS on draft as part of their Founder’s Uber Stout Flight Night. Pretty simple, right?
Well there’s more to it. Since a typical flight usually consists of 4 or more sample sized beers and this is a Flight Night event, you may be asking yourself what are the other beers included in this flight?
Not only will you get to try this year’s release of KBS but the flights will also include the aforementioned Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS), 2014 KBS and Breakfast Stout.
On top of this you will have a chance to enter to win bottles of 2013 KBS during the event, plus Barley’s will have additional Founders beers available for purchase all day long.
Now this is a ticketed event so you will need to purchase a ticket in order to get one of these amazing Founder’s flights. Tickets will go on sale at Barley’s starting at 4:30 PM the day of the event and will be limited to one per person. Beginning at 6:30 PM that night, you will be able to redeem your ticket for the flight. This method of ticketing will allow you to be able to sit back and relax and have a couple beers knowing you can visit the bar any time after 6:30 PM to pick up your flight instead of shoving your way through a crowd hoping to get the bartender’s attention before you see the keg blow.