Just got an e-mail from Founders Brewing that they will begin distributing to Louisiana in April. This is fantastic news for the Bayou State, as Founders was on my short wish list of brewers I want here. It will be fantastic to be able to get some of those beers from Michigan I love so much. Breakfast Stout, All Day IPA, Porter, Centennial IPA, are all wonderful beers that we should hopefully get here. And their Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) is an April release that I’m hopeful we will see here.
Read the full release here:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FOUNDERS BREWING CO. EXPANDS DISTRIBUTION TO LOUISIANA
Founders Beer Will Be Available in The Pelican State in April 2013
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., March 3, 2013 - Founders Brewing Co. announced today that it is expanding its distribution territory to include the Pelican State, with Buquet Distributing, Schilling Distributing, Mockler Beverage, Southern Eagle Sales & Service, Champagne Beverage and Southwest Beverage slated to represent the brand across the entire state of Louisiana beginning in April.
“We haven’t been talking about Louisiana distribution for all that long,” said Co-Founder and CEO Mike Stevens, “but when we started looking at the craft beer scene there, we realized it was a great fit for us. Louisiana is part of a new region for us that we’re calling the South Central region. It includes Texas, which we opened last year, as well as Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana, which we’re opening all at once.”
Residents of Louisiana can expect to find Founders’ year-round and seasonal products, both in bottles and on draft, in the first shipment. Specialty releases will follow the brewery’s release schedule from there.
The addition of Oklahoma, Arkansas and Louisiana to Founders’ markets brings the brewery’s total distribution footprint to 30 states. For a list of all the states in which Founders is available and the brewery’s 2014 availability calendar, visit foundersbrewing.com.
About Founders Brewing Co.
Established in 1997 by two craft beer enthusiasts with day jobs and a dream, Founders Brewing Co. has made a distinctive mark on the craft beer community by brewing complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics and tons of flavor. Founders is one of the fastest-growing craft breweries in the nation, currently ranking among the top 30 largest craft breweries in the U.S. The brewery has received numerous awards from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival, and its beers are often rated among the best in the world by RateBeer and BeerAdvocate users. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, Founders is a proud member of the Michigan Brewers Guild and the Brewers Association. For more information, visit foundersbrewing.com.