$22 per four-pack
Each spring, arguably one of the craft beer world’s most prized offerings rears its delightful head: Founders’ Kentucky Breakfast Stout or, better known by its initials, KBS.
>> This incredibly limited release from the Grand Rapids, Mich., brewery is an extremely sought-after brew across the East Coast with most establishments selling out within minutes of its arrival.
Founders’ co-owners Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers both had reliable jobs when they decided to open a brewery. This meant writing a business plan, quitting their jobs and the possibility of falling deep in debt.
After some initial challenges, which included creating balanced beers but nothing earth-shattering to separate them from the norm, the brewery was on the verge of bankruptcy. It was at this point that the team decided to brew the kind of beer that got them excited about brewing in the first place: complex beers blossoming with flavor.
KBS is a perfect example. It’s a delicious imperial stout overflowing with a tremendous amount of chocolate and coffee intensity that will leave any beer lover craving more. Founders, however, doesn’t stop there when creating this highly-anticipated beer. KBS is aged in oak bourbon barrels for a year resulting in a satisfying bourbon taste that lingers on with each sip.
KBS has held the #4 spot on Ratebeer’s Best Beers in the World for several years running and currently holds a rating of 100. So keep on bugging your local fine craft beer establishment to find out when they plan to shelve this gem. KBS comes in four-packs and typically retails around $22. Because of its high demand, some stores may sell it per bottle to help spread the love to more eager beer drinkers.
/ Writer Aaron Fowler is a bit of craft beer geek. Though he may deem himself a bonafide hophead, he never passes up a well-defined stout.