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Founders heading to Texas, Florida and Maryland?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by tommyz, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. tommyz

    tommyz Advocate (580) Michigan May 28, 2007 Beer Trader

    Founders Brewing Co. (Official)
    UPDATE: We are under contract negotiations in three new states right now: Texas, Florida and Maryland. It is our hope and intent to get Founders beer on shelves and on draft in all three states in the month of April. Stay tuned.
  2. MADPolo

    MADPolo Savant (465) Alabama Dec 19, 2012

    Yup, been rumored for a while. It will be good not having to trade CCB for Founders! ;)
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  3. CulturedHick

    CulturedHick Aspirant (25) Texas Jan 1, 2013

    I hope it works out. The few Founders that I have had were pretty good!
  4. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Champion (845) Maryland Oct 15, 2011 Beer Trader

  5. Boilerfood

    Boilerfood Savant (445) Indiana Jun 5, 2012

    False, I LOVED trading Founders for CCB lol. I am running out of bullets in my Indiana gun.
  6. Florida boy here who's never had anything from Founders. I'm stupid excited right now!
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  7. stafford2

    stafford2 Savant (250) Maryland Nov 13, 2010

    Maryland boy thrilled by this news - now what about Bells?
  8. KillerBrews

    KillerBrews Aspirant (35) Texas Feb 3, 2013

    you should talk to the yeunglings family about that same thing
  9. icetrauma

    icetrauma Advocate (555) Texas Sep 7, 2004

    Yep. Good news for Texas plus, Firestone-Walker this month!
  10. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Champion (845) Maryland Oct 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    Hasn't Larry Bell said he'd never distribute to certain states? I think I'd be right in assuming MD is one of those (and given how shitty our distributors are, I can't really blame him).
  11. Qwest_35

    Qwest_35 Savant (310) Florida Feb 4, 2013 Beer Trader

    Great news! I've been waiting a long time for this rumor to come true.
  12. Lare453

    Lare453 Champion (975) Florida Feb 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    I emailed founders and they said they would be in Florida hopefully by April.
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  13. Thedrizzle

    Thedrizzle Advocate (625) Florida Sep 10, 2012 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Can't wait.
  14. And yet Michigan can't get Three Floyds.

    Damn you Three Floyds.

    I hate you, Three Floyds.

    I'm sorry. I love you, Three Floyds.
  15. Qwest_35

    Qwest_35 Savant (310) Florida Feb 4, 2013 Beer Trader

    I know Founders are known mostly for their stouts, but how are their IPAs? All I have ever had from them is of course is their Breakfast.
  16. Centennial IPA is very good.
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  17. Qwest_35

    Qwest_35 Savant (310) Florida Feb 4, 2013 Beer Trader

    Thanks I will definitely have to give that one a shot. I was reading the reviews for the Centennial and it sounds like a solid IPA.
  18. antilite

    antilite Savant (255) Florida Jan 1, 2012

    Great news for this Floridian. It will be interesting to see who gets the distribution service in the Tampa area, and what kind of cooler and shelf space Founders will be given in the retailers. Also, I have no idea of their pricing. What does a sixer of Founders Porter go for? Smutty and Anchor are around $9 in this area.
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    KVNBGRY Advocate (635) Florida Aug 1, 2012 Beer Trader

    Florida checking in. Can't wait to try this delicious nectar.
  20. adamant1912

    adamant1912 Savant (475) Michigan Jan 10, 2010 Beer Trader

    Not expecting it from Founders, but hoping quality isn't sacrificed with increased quantity.
  21. Hanzo

    Hanzo Champion (975) Virginia Feb 27, 2012

    Just when I thought it would be easier to find KBS and backstage beers I see this....

    Cool for you guys though.
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  22. California, please
  23. elNopalero

    elNopalero Advocate (740) Texas Oct 14, 2009 Beer Trader

    Second that! Now that I've moved away from Texas... Come to California.
  24. tommyz

    tommyz Advocate (580) Michigan May 28, 2007 Beer Trader

    Good for you guys IF it goes through..You never know what might happen...Someone mentioned their IPA's..I think they are fantastic! Centennial, All Day IPA, Double Trouble (Double), and Devil Dancer (triple) are all fantastic!

    Not that I wanna be a ****..But can we please stop with the, I hope the quality does not suffer stuff with every fricken brewery please.. Im sure once they expand, all their beers will be infected, or not the same quality, or they dont care anymore..:rolleyes:
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  25. n2185

    n2185 Advocate (715) North Carolina Apr 14, 2008 Beer Trader

    Considering that the expansion was completed a while ago (this year's KBS was done in their new facility before being thrown in the barrels for a year) and their quality has yet to change, I don't think you have to worry much.
  26. dsmil

    dsmil Aficionado (150) Maryland Oct 31, 2009

    This news makes my day, the days of driving to DC to get Founders are over
  27. FLBeerGuy

    FLBeerGuy Advocate (730) Florida Feb 6, 2007 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Awesome news, even though I just stocked up on their stuff here up in SC
  28. kmello69

    kmello69 Advocate (655) Texas Nov 27, 2011 Beer Trader

    Nice to see TX distribution slowly improving. In the last 6 months we've added Ballast Point, Firestone Walker, and now Founders. Rumor mill says Odells and Southern Tier are coming too. Things are getting better here, slowly.
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  29. All day is alright. I had a nitro ipa and it was good. Centennial is pretty good. I really like the reds rye pa even more amazing on tap.
  30. Lerxst

    Lerxst Savant (445) Florida Jun 17, 2005

    Finally Florida!!!!!

    Doing happy dance!!!!
  31. powpig2002

    powpig2002 Savant (400) Florida Jan 26, 2012

    as long we get harvest in fl. discovered it this year and HOLY SHIT !!!!
  32. Centennial and Red's Rye are terrific, as are Harvest and Double Trouble. I haven't had All Day yet.
  33. Dirty25

    Dirty25 Savant (390) Germany Jan 22, 2012

    I always liked using founders to get CCB. I have got some good CCB for boulevard and founders beers.

    This is bull crap they skipped over AR to get to TX...one day AR's beer sceen will get to have founders
  34. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Champion (845) Maryland Oct 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    Well, the rollout is supposed to happen in April for MD...

    So naturally, I can assume many liquor stores will order a massive shipment of their regulars (Centennial IPA, Porter, Dirty Bastard)...

    Which would mean that said stores could put themselves up for a chance to carry KBS...

    KBS popping up in a liquor store merely a few miles away from me would be a dream come true...
    It'll never happen, but still; things that make you go o_O
  35. +1 on that brush

    if, by the grace of God, KBS were to make its way here, I have a store that would hold it for me too
  36. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Champion (845) Maryland Oct 15, 2011 Beer Trader

    It's not out of the realm of possibility that State Line in Elkton could get a few cases of it. Perfect Pour might get some, too, but I hope you're prepared to pay out the ass for it. ;)

    I'm in podunk-ass St. Mary's County, which sees exactly ONE limited release trickle its way down here at any point in the year (Nugget Nectar). The chances of KBS appearing in a store around here - and not just for the potential 2013 rollout, either - are the same as me engineering a Higgs Boson particle. In other words, no chance.
  37. GFG

    GFG Savant (315) North Dakota Oct 24, 2012

    I want North Dakota on this list...
  38. Huhzubendah

    Huhzubendah Champion (860) District of Columbia Oct 29, 2007 Beer Trader

    This is great news.
  39. Huhzubendah

    Huhzubendah Champion (860) District of Columbia Oct 29, 2007 Beer Trader

    Or NoVa. Agreed, this is great news.
  40. russpowell

    russpowell Poobah (1,335) Oklahoma May 24, 2005 Subscriber Beer Trader

    Founders you want to impress me? Get your fine products into Oklahoma. Praise the beer Gods for Green Flash...
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