Founders KBS NoVa Hostage Drama – THE WAIT IS OVER!

Posted: June 6, 2010 in Stuff about beer
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BREAKING NEWS FLASH: I guess I should have checked the Virginia ABC website last night before I posted this, but INDEED Founders KBS has received label approval in the Commonwealth, meaning that the distributor, Hop & Wine Beverage, LLC, should be able to start shipping to NoVa retailers within the next day or so.

BTW, the official name of the beer in Virginia is: KBS HIGHLY ACCLAIMED FLAVORED STOUT ALE BREWED WITH CHOCOLATE & COFFEE IN BOURBON BARRELS. Ahhhhh, bureaucracy!

You heard it here first (probably)!


(The following was originally posted 11:30 p.m., Sunday, June 6, 2010)

Is that light we see at the end of the tunnel concerning the long-awaited release of Founders KBS in Northern Virginia or is it just a steam engine racing toward us to dash our dreams to bits?

A knowledgeable source informed me late last week that officials at the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) has given the green light to whatever was holding up KBS on their end and that the Virginia ABC officials should be able to take action soon to allow the sale of the Michigan bourbon-barrel-aged, chocolate-oatmeal imperial stout formerly known as “Kentucky Breakfast Stout” in the commonwealth in the very near future.

When will that be, you may ask? Well, the Beermudgeon got out of the prognostication game a long time ago, especially when it deals with predictioning when (or how) a governmental bureaucracy will act. But we’ve got our fingers crossed.

Meanwhile, think of it this way — the beer’s distributor, Hop & Wine Beverage, LLC, is aging the beer for us in their lovely, temperature-controlled warehouse in Sterling, Va., at no added cost (we hope). When we finally get it, it should be quite lovely.

  1. Julia Taylor says:

    Just got the call. My 4-pack is being held at Total Wine. WooHOO!

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