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Brewery releasing tickets for limited-edition brew

February 15, 2017
| By Pat Evans |
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Founders hosts Saturday tours, sells tickets for release of KBS specialty beer
Founders' KBS beer has been rated one of the top-10 beers of all time by BeerAdvocate. Photo via

The most-anticipated beer in Grand Rapids for many fans goes on sale this week.

Grand Rapids-based Founders Brewing Co. will release bottle tickets for KBS at 11 a.m. on Saturday.

All tickets for the release will be sold on Ticketfly, and there is a limit of one ticket per person. A ticket corresponds to one of six days customers can pick up their beers.

Founders anticipates all tickets for the beer will be sold out within minutes of the event beginning, but the process will not conclude for at least an hour.

There are two ticket packages Founders will offer this year: regular and junior options.

The regular option is $132 and includes four 4-packs of 12-ounce bottles and two 750-ml bottles of KBS. The junior option is $84 and includes two 4-packs of 12-ounce bottles and two 750-ml bottles of KBS.

Release week

KBS Week takes place across Grand Rapids from March 6-11.

Three daily tappings of the beer will take place daily from March 6-10.

Several restaurants and bars are included in the week: The Green Well; Big Bob’s Pizza; Rockwell Republic; Last Chance Tavern and Grill; O’Toole’s Public House; The Score; Uccello’s Ristorante Caledonia; Derby Station; Monelli’s; 84th Street Pub & Grille; Z’s Bar & Restaurant; The Old Goat; The Cottage Bar; and The B.O.B.

The week culminates with a Founders taproom release on March 11.

KBS will be sold throughout the Founders distribution footprint, including 42 states, in bottles and on draft beginning April 1.

The beer

KBS is brewed and released once a year.

The beer is an imperial stout with coffee and chocolate, then aged in bourbon barrels for a year.

KBS is regularly listed among the best beers in the world by websites such as and

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