(Grand Rapids, MI) – Founders Brewing Co. announced today that it is expanding its distribution territory to include Southern California with the help of both the Reyes Beverage Group-West and Pacific Beverage Company. Starting in January 2016, Founders year-round and seasonal beers in bottles, cans (as applicable) and kegs will be available to the 20,000 retailers serviced by Harbor Distributing (East LA, Orange), Crest Beverage (San Diego), Gate City Beverage Distributors (San Bernardino and Riverside), Unique Craft Solutions (Downtown LA, West LA) and Allied Beverages-Sylmar (LA). Pacific Beverage Company based in Santa Barbara will service the counties of Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Louis Obispo.
Select limited release beers may also be available at craft retailers following the launch.
“Southern California is home to some phenomenal brewers who have cultivated one of the most passionate beer enthusiast regions in the United States,” said Co-Founder and President Mike Stevens. “We’re confident that the partnerships with the Reyes Beverage Group and Pacific Beverage Company will be a strong and fruitful opportunity for the Founders brand to reach one of the most enthusiastic beer markets in the country and we’re excited to introduce our entire portfolio of products to a new audience.”
Tom Reyes, President, Reyes Beverage Group – West, said, “Founders is a brewery we have long admired. Christmas has come early for us this year being able to announce this partnership.”
Jeff Jordano, President, Pacific Beverage Company said, “We are thrilled to be partnering with such a well-respected craft brewery.”
Stay tuned to Founders website (foundersbrewing.com) and Twitter handle (@foundersbrewing) for launch event information. Fans in California can visit foundersbrewing.com/california for information on launch events and more.
To see all of the states in which Founders is available, as well as review information on the Founders line-up and release calendar, visit foundersbrewing.com.
About Founders Brewing Co.
Established in 1997 by two craft beer enthusiasts—Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens—with day jobs and a dream, Founders Brewing Co. brews complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics and tons of flavor. Founders ranks among the top 20 largest craft breweries in the U.S. and is one of the fastest growing. The brewery has received numerous awards from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival, and RateBeer and BeerAdvocate users often rate its beers among the best in the world. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, Founders is a proud member of the Michigan Brewers Guild. For more information, visit www.foundersbrewing.com.