Down south, April can’t come quickly enough. Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas specifically are gearing up to celebrate spring by cracking open an icy cold craft brand from the Founders Brewing Co. Last week, Founders Brewing announced its expansion into new distribution territory and will start to show up on shelves and draft lines in these new markets in April.
“For the most part, these are states we’ve been looking at opening for a while now,” said Co-Founder and CEO Mike Stevens. “They’re 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. Regardless, we’re excited to be bringing our beer to enthusiasts across all of these three new states.”
Who’s doing that new distribution? Founders will be represented by: Quality Beverage in Oklahoma; Buquet Distributing, Schilling Distributing, Mockler Beverage, Southern Eagle Sales & Service, Champagne Beverage and Southwest Beverage in Louisiana; and Premium Brands of Northwest Arkansas, Coco Beverage and Golden Eagle of Arkansas in Arkansas.
Residents of these states 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. Opening these new states will bring Founders’ 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. To learn more about Founders Brewing’s cool story, watch the video above.