OT: Founders Nemesis and KBS in Ann Arbor

Submitted by patol8 on October 25th, 2010 at 9:50 AM

Anyone know where I can get either of these two great beers in the Ann Arbor area? I've been looking and haven't had any luck.



October 25th, 2010 at 9:56 AM ^

have you tried the Beer depot at the corner of East William and Main? You could also try Hillers and Busches. Your last resort maybe Whole Foods on Eisenhower. 


October 25th, 2010 at 10:03 AM ^

I know there's a store about 20 minutes north of Ann Arbor in Canton that has a TON of beers from all over the world.  Also, if you tell them you want a specific beer, they will order it for you and let you know when it comes in.  I can't remember the name of it though.  Possibly Crown Liquor? Can anyone confirm?


October 25th, 2010 at 10:05 AM ^

Agree on Main Street Party Shoppe... fine selection there.

But my favorite (and better prices, too) is a place on S. State, just south of I-94 in a little strip mall with Mark's Midtown Coney Island. Sorry I don't know the name of the place, even though I go there frequently! Huge selection, organized by state/country it came from.  Give it a shot.


October 25th, 2010 at 10:23 AM ^

Awesome, thanks. The way you turn in to the place off State... you kinda just whirl in there into a parking spot, so I've never really noticed what their sign says.

They are the only place in town I've ever been able to find Paulaner Oktoberfest, my fave of the O'fest beers.


October 25th, 2010 at 10:58 AM ^

Everybody's got their version of Oktoberfest. I like the Sam Adams product on its own... it just doesn't taste much like a true Oktoberfest beer to me. Having been to O'fest in Munich, I'm picky. Paulaner is my fave but Hacker Pschorr is good, too. Point being, when you buy those, you're drinking the very thing they serve at the biggest party in the world.


October 25th, 2010 at 10:10 AM ^

Nemesis was released in September and you have to be quick on the ball to get it, or know the right people.  Most stores get a couple cases each at most and even then a good amound of inventory is snatched up by employees first. 


October 25th, 2010 at 11:02 AM ^

They are both very hard to find to begin with.  KBS is a march brew, after April, you would be pretty darn lucky to find a 4 pack anywhere.  Even in those places listed, normally they set them aside for regular customers.  Nemesis is random and very limited upon release.

Basically, with these two brews, you need to develop a relationship with the beer stores to get them. 


October 25th, 2010 at 11:13 AM ^

I believe the place used to be called the Big Ten Party Store.  It had a good beer selection the last time I  was there, which was some time ago.  Yelp has this: 

Morgan & York

1928 Packard St
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
(734) 662-0798 

"I'm looking forward to getting to know this place better. Others have covered most of the bases pretty well, and I haven't tried those yet. But I did want to note they have a decent-sized, excellently chosen, excellently priced beer selection in addition to their main wares.

They are the only place in town I can find that has Stroh's. They have a good selection of German, Czech, and British pints than run from $2.50-$5. They have a smart selection of Belgians, and some of the rarer items from Goose Island. They have an excellent deal on the Jolly Pumpkin 750ml bottles. I've never seen them for less than $14; they were going here for $11. I'll be back. This place caters to all of my vices."

Horace Prettyman

October 25th, 2010 at 12:43 PM ^

Another place to try is Super Liqour IV.  It's on State Street just south of 94, pretty big selection of microbrews and craftbrews.  Good prices too.

But really Beer Depot is the place.  They can sometimes put in orders if the beer is still being produced.


October 25th, 2010 at 1:21 PM ^

There is a place at Packard and Eisenhower, but the name escapes me right now.  They have a pretty large selection of beer, and a decent to deli to boot.  I'd recommend checking in there.