Founders Brewing Co. announced that it will expand distribution to the United Kingdom with beers available across the nation beginning in June through a partnership with specialty beer importers James Clay. Both year-round and seasonal beers will be available in bottles immediately with draft expected to follow later in the year.
“We’ve been looking at export opportunities for a while now, and we’re excited to partner with James Clay in making the United Kingdom one of our first international markets,” said John Green, president of Founders Brewing Co.
“We are delighted to bring Founders Brewing beers to the UK market,” said Ian Clay, managing director of James Clay. “Founders is one of the most respected breweries in the world, brewing a truly world class portfolio of beers. Introducing beers of Founders’ caliber to the UK is a fantastic addition to an increasingly diverse and vibrant UK beer culture.”
Interestingly, the Founders portfolio includes many beers that represent their own take on classic British styles. Founders beers shipping for the launch will include the following: Porter; Pale Ale; Centennial IPA; Dirty Bastard; and All Day IPA.
James Clay is inviting wholesalers to place pre-orders for these Founders beers by contacting them via email.