There are a lot of beer geeks that turn their nose up at it but I for one love KBBA. I think all the bourbon flavor and aroma is a love/hate thing. The Live Free of Die state has a problem with the label on the Founders?
I have some Fred from the Wood coming in the next week or so and I'm looking forward to it. The regular Fred was a pretty big departure from the "normal" stuff I drink but I liked it alot.
I'm a Stout beer lover. I could go the rest of my life drinking nothing but Stouts...until I had KBBA. Good Lord that's delicious. Definitely the winner of the day. And it's even cheaper than my (now) second favorite beer - Troubadour Obscura.
I found out from the guy that runs "the beer store" here in NH, is that all States have their rules with regards to what can be sold in their State. Most of them have to do with the process and recipe and is to protect the consumer. i.e. if you say you're an IPA, you better be following an IPA process and have IPA like ingredients. You can't just taste like an IPA to have that on your label.
The Founders label thing was because it has a baby on it. I guess they were afraid someone might mix it up with formula or something. It isn't just NH that had an issue with it either. I think he said there are 13 States that had an issue with that one.
There's also Lagunita's WTF beer. From the Lagunita's site:
"We planned to release the 2010 Recovery Ale as a follow-up to our 2009 Correction Ale, but we weren’t quite recovering….WTF! So we tried to label it the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot to abide by Army call-letters, but we were told that we couldn’t use the word ‘Whiskey’ on a beer label…WTF!"
The beer dude told me you can't have "Whiskey" on the label of a beer product unless there is whiskey in it. The have great names for beer though.