Founders in all 50 States

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  1. jvgoor3786

    jvgoor3786 Poo-Bah (1,665) May 28, 2015 Arkansas
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  2. DoctorZombies

    DoctorZombies Poo-Bah (3,017) Feb 1, 2015 Florida
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    Great brewery and great distribution!
  3. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,233) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    Couldn't agree more, even if it isn't "craft." :rolling_eyes:
  4. Squire

    Squire Poo-Bah (2,242) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    I'm just glad I can get it.
  5. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (589) Mar 28, 2009 California

    It was a good day when I could buy their porter off the shelf.
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  6. beertunes

    beertunes Poo-Bah (6,083) Sep 24, 2007 Northern Mariana Islands

    Shrug. They make nice beer, but, there's so many options, I rarely buy their stuff.
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  7. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,554) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    I used to drink a lot of their beer when I first got into craft. Now I buy CBS, and try any new BA beers, but otherwise don't really buy much Founders anymore.
  8. stevepat

    stevepat Defender (690) Mar 12, 2013 California

    Cheers to their pricing and their relative freshness. All the way out here on the west coast we can get 15 packs for 15-17$ and they are usually 4-8 weeks old at the good retailers around here. And last year I scored a few 15 packs of mosaic promise for 13$ once they were 6 months old (for me, refrigerated the whole time they were at the retailer, still a fine beer)
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  9. FatBoyGotSwagger

    FatBoyGotSwagger Meyvn (1,327) Apr 4, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Next it will be founders in every continent.
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  10. Metnut

    Metnut Initiate (18) Dec 18, 2013 New York

    Carmudgeon, Backwoods Bastard, KBS, Breakfast Stout, Double Dancer, Barrel Runner and the classic Porter. All really good beers that I enjoy drinking and a cut above a most else you'll find that's nationally distributed. These guys are still killing it. The easier their beer is to find, the better.
  11. FBarber

    FBarber Poo-Bah (2,824) Mar 5, 2016 Illinois
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    I genuinely wonder how long this will last ... It seems like most breweries with wide to national distribution are pulling back given the constricting market.
  12. JimboBrews54

    JimboBrews54 Champion (856) Apr 22, 2018 Michigan

    All day IPA is where it is at for summer, folks!
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  13. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,094) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Founders seem to be a bit different from other larger, distributing breweries with a variety of 15-packs which are priced economically. And needless to say but All Day IPA is a big seller. Maybe Founders has the 'answer' here for how to best compete in today's hyper-competitive craft beer market?

  14. Sirnickatnite

    Sirnickatnite Initiate (195) May 20, 2017 Texas

    That barrel runner was a strange beer, not a bad beer .. but very strange.
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  15. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,678) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Fortunately, we're getting small drops of their beers, which helps with the freshness issue.
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  16. AZBeerDude72

    AZBeerDude72 Poo-Bah (1,742) Jun 10, 2016 Arizona
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    Founders has been in the AZ market for some time now. I have to give them credit, their products are always in code and tasty. For a larger outfit they seem to have decent controls in place, least in AZ (cannot speak for other states). Pricing is decent also.
  17. SpruceFish

    SpruceFish Aspirant (210) Jan 18, 2009 Washington

    More shelf turds!
  18. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,605) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    They only recently came to CO. It's tough to tell how most of their line-up is doing, but All-Day isn't moving here like it does in most places. KBS and CBS don't seem to be particularly hot sellers either. Pricing is high and uneven depending on where you shop.
    I'm glad to have Dirty Bastard and FBS, though. They both unique and the best or among the best in their respective genres.
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  19. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,094) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    And that is indeed the proper way for larger, distributing breweries to operate. More frequent but smaller in quantity drops to their partner Wholesale Distributors. I wonder if in your area it is because the Wholesale Distributor for Founders is prudently ordering in this manner? Or is Founders the wise progenitor of this business practice?

    #19 JackHorzempa, Jul 19, 2019
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2019
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  20. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,823) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Summer of 2015, anyway...:grin:
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  21. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (4,094) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    And for the entire year of 2017 apparently:

    “All Day IPA just had its most successful year ever, growing an incredible 50.3% in 2017. All Day is now the 3rd best-selling IPA in the nation, an incredible feat for any beer over such a small period of time. The crazy sales numbers of its stalwart beer have lifted Founders to new heights, with volume sales up 51%, but if you ask co-founder Mike Stevens about All Day, he’ll say that the session ale has only begun to reach its potential.”

    Do you have figures for calendar year 2018?

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  22. Lazhal

    Lazhal Devotee (465) Mar 13, 2011 Michigan

    It may not be much longer. The owners already sold a 30% stake a few years back.

    Founders seems to be getting big enough for Mike and Dave to pull a Calagione and retire to their their own private island.
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  23. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,823) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey

    Nope. Mine was merely a snarky comment on when _I_ was drinking a lot of All Day IPA, based on receipts. I did not and do not agree with the often repeated criticism that it was merely "hop water" :rolling_eyes: and I do like the concept of a hoppy ale in that alcoholic content range, but I eventually tired of it.
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  24. JimboBrews54

    JimboBrews54 Champion (856) Apr 22, 2018 Michigan

    Yes, it is growing stronger and stronger. I like this a lot!
  25. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,678) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Yeah, it wore on my palate as well. The Old Chicago has it on draught.

    On to the next beer that will make me tired of drinking it.

    Btw, I still drink beaucoup amounts of SNPA on draught. :wink: