When Founders began distribution in South Carolina again in 2012 after a years-long hiatus, so too came the possibility that some of the brewery’s more highly sought after beers would also arrive. Since they’ve come back, we’ve seen the latest releases from the Backstage Series – Frangelic Mountain Brown and Bolt Cutter – and recently began seeing the sessionable All Day IPA arrive recently after being promoted to a national seasonal release.
While the official release date of KBS – their annual 11% bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout – isn’t until April 1, the beer can already be found on shelves in Charleston as the photo the Charleston Beer Exchange tweeted shows.
KBS is not one to sleep on. The beer is regarded as one of the planet’s best imperial stouts and one of the best beers in general. It also ages incredibly well, so you’ll want to pick up a couple of bottles. Which is good, because chances are wherever you find KBS – if you can – supplies and how much you can buy will be incredibly limited.