Founders Brewing Co. is opening a whopping five new states in April, including Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana and (now!) Arizona, bringing the brewery’s total distribution footprint to 32 states. Founders Brewing announced this week that it is expanding its distribution territory to include the Grand Canyon State, with Hensley and Co. slated to represent the brand across the entire state of Arizona beginning in April.
“Arizona is our first truly western state of distribution,” said Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Mike Stevens in the press release. “There are a lot of Michigan natives in Arizona, and it’s a state with a developing craft beer scene, so it made sense for us to open it this spring.”
Residents of Arizona can expect to find Founders’ year-round and seasonal products, both in bottles and on draft, in the first shipment. The launch is set for the week of April 21. Specialty releases will follow the brewery’s release schedule from there. For a list of all the states in which Founders is available and the brewery’s 2014 availability calendar, visit foundersbrewing.com. In honor of the announcement, we decided to post this construction time lapse video above, which shows the addition of beer garden, taproom expansion, new offices and rental space to the breweries Grand Rapids, Mich., home. Enjoy