According to a spokesperson at Founders Brewing Co., we now know the date that retailers nationwide will be releasing next year’s incarnation of KBS: March 30, 2018.
As in years past, Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) will be an imperial breakfast stout that has been brewed with “a massive amount” of both coffee and chocolate before being aged in Kentucky bourbon barrels for an entire year in old gypsum mines 85 feet under the ground at a temperature of 38-40 degrees fahrenheit. The stout was first released in 2004 and has historically come in between 11 and 12.5 percent ABV.
It will once again be offered in both four-packs of 12-ounce bottles and 750ml bottles. Beginning this year, Founders added both packaging options for the beers in its Barrel Aged Series. Previously, KBS was limited to just 12-ounce bottles.
In addition, the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based brewery will once again be holding its KBS Week, a “week-long celebration of the annual release of KBS” that is taking place at both of Founder’s breweries located in Grand Rapids and Detroit from March 5-10, where attendees will be able to purchase multiple bottles of the stout before the nationwide release.