Starting this week, Founders Brewing Co.’s 2017 Kentucky Breakfast Stout is widely available in Michigan. The popular aged stout will be available April 1 everywhere Founders’ distributes.

KBS is an imperial stout brewed with coffee and chocolate, then aged in oak bourbon barrels inside former gypsum mines beneath Grand Rapids.

“KBS is a reflection of who we are as a company and the mark we hope we’ve made with extreme brewing,” said Founders’ co-founder and president Dave Engbers in a press release. “Fifteen years ago it debuted as an experiment with no agenda; a beer that no one asked for and initially, one that no-one wanted. The impact of KBS on brewing culture has always exceeded anything we imagined. It’s a perfect example of the innovation that people love about craft, and to labors of love like our Barrel-Aged series that have attained real recognition as a result of KBS.”

Some bars around Metro Detroit will be celebrating KBS’s release with special events. It’ll be tapped at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Basement Burger Bar (33316 Grand River in Farmington), 4 p.m. Wednesday at 8 Degrees Plato (3409 Cass, Detroit) and 4 pm. Thursday at the West Bloomfield Whole Foods Market.

At noon Saturday, Ferndale’s M-Brew (177 Vester) will host a KBS brunch with a flight of five beers paired with Michigan-inspired small plates. The event is sold out.

Sunday Lockhart’s BBQ (202 E. Third, Royal Oak) will host a Founders Brewing Co. brunch 10 a.m.-2 p.m. featuring KBS and other Michigan beers, plus bottomless mimosas and Bloody Marys.

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