Founders’ 2017 KBS released in Michigan

Melody Baetens
The Detroit News

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.

Founders' Kentucky Breakfast Stout is now available in Michigan

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.