PEORIA — Local beer geeks soon will have an opportunity to try and/or purchase one of the most acclaimed and sought-after varieties nationally.

UFS Downtown Outlet Center is releasing its remaining inventory of 2018 Founders Brewing Co. KBS. The four-packs of 12-ounce bottles are to go on sale at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at UFS, 1800 SW Adams St.

Flights that include the 2016, 2017 and 2018 KBS vintages also are to be available for tasting, a UFS news release stated. The tasting is free.

The event is to run from 1 until 3 p.m. Limits are one tasting flight and one four-pack per person.

KBS is an acronym for Kentucky Breakfast Stout, among the foremost products of Founders, which is based in Grand Rapids, Mich.

The beer is an imperial stout cave-aged for one year in bourbon barrels. gives KBS a perfect mark, 100. Alcohol by volume in the 2018 KBS batch is 12.5 percent.

The 2019 release isn't until mid-March, according to UFS, which didn't list prices for its 2018 release.

According to multiple websites, a 2018 KBS four-pack is retailing currently for almost $50.