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Apr 2

KBS 2014 Launch Party

by Angela Breakfast Stouts, Craft Beer, KBS, KBS Launch Party, Launch Party

Yesterday was a great day to be a “Reg” at Timothy O’Toole’s, as we went down in craft beer history. The first KBS 2014 (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) keg in Chicago was officially tapped at 5:00 pm by none other than the Founder and CEO of Founders Brewing Co. himself, Michael Stevens. As awe inspired patrons stood, in what seemed to be wonder and amazement, the much anticipated KBS was finally flowing.

And a glorious sight it was...

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Good form, Stevens, good form.

 We enjoyed Stevens’ remarks on all things KBS, but we liked drinking it with him even more.  

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One event attendee switched his flight to make that Tuesday afternoon one he will remember for the rest of his life… The first time KBS touched his lips.
When asked why he made such a heroic move, he answered, “Everyone talks about this beer, and I have never gotten to try it. I was late to a launch party in the past and the KBS was emptied out, I had no choice but to make it this time.”

Needless to say, the beer was a major hit. So much, that Timothy O’Toole’s was “trending” on the popular social networking site aimed at crafted beer enjoyment, “Untappd”.10150535 10151966565085919 692555096 N

Event attendees Tweeted the following

@DrinkingCraft said: Absolute elite! - Drinking a Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) (2013) by @foundersbrewing at @timmyotooles

@Nikid7 said: The best beer in the world! - Drinking a Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) (2013) at @timmyotooles

Thanks to all who participated in a very kick-ass afternoon!

Ask your server or bartender about our 11 oz snifers available for purchase.

Mar 27

KBS Official Launch Party with Founders Brewing Co.

by Angela Beer, KBS, KBS Launch Party, Meet N Greet, Michael Stevens

Founders Brewing KBS Stout Tapping Party!

CEO/Founder Mike Stevens to Lead a Craft Beer Afternoon Tasting

Tuesday, April 1
3:30 p.m.  - 6 p.m.

$40 in advance; $50 at door 
Join us for a KBS Stout tapping party on Tuesday, April 1. KBS Stout was recently voted "Best Beer in the World" by RateBeer.com. The lineup includes 16 beers from Founders on draft, including Sweet Repute, Backwoods Bastard and Old Curmudgeon. In addition to Founders Brewing Co., draft selections from 18 other breweries will be available for sampling. The complete menu and full list of participating breweries are outlined below. Co-Founder and CEO of Founders Brewing Co., Mike Stevens, will be on hand to meet guests, discuss the brewery and hold a Q & A session. The pouring will begin at 3:30 p.m. and KBS Stout will be tapped at 5 p.m.

Craft beer aficionados and novices alike may purchase tickets to the tasting and tapping party for $40 in advance ($50 at the door) which includes 9, five-ounce beer samples of any draft beer, one KBS sample and a commemorative snifter glass. A Founders-inspired food menu will be available for purchase,

Limited Release, KBS Stout 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: 11.2%; IBUs: 70; Availability: April

For tickets go to: http://www.timothyotooles.com/chicago/store/

Cheers Chicago!

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