Founders is coming to Florida!!!

Discussion in 'South-Atlantic' started by Lerxst, Mar 23, 2013.

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  1. Lerxst

    Lerxst Defender (608) Jun 17, 2005 Florida

    From the Jacksonville newspaper:

    Founders Brewing beers coming to Florida

    Founders Brewing of Grand Rapids, Mich., will be shipping its beers into Florida soon.
    The maker of popular beers such as Breakfast Stout and Centennial IPA will be distributing some of its brews statewide via Brown Distributing within about a month. No statement was released, but the annoucement was made to Brown employees Friday, according to a source.
    Founders recently announced an expansion into Texas beginning in April. The brewery's beers currently are available in Georgia.
    Founders is in the middle of a $26 million expansion at its Grand Rapids taproom and production facility, according to MLive Media Group in Michigan. The expansion will give the brewery an additional 165,000 barrels of annual production capacity, which would boost Founders’ total annual beer output to about 340,000 barrels per year, MLive reports.
    Founders is also negotiating with distributors in Maryland, with Delaware, Tennessee and West Virginia previously eyed for 2013 expansion as well.
    The brewery recently signed a distribution deal to ship its Centennial IPA to Ontario, Canada.

    Man, does this get my weekend started right!
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  2. Nicolay3535

    Nicolay3535 Initiate (195) May 1, 2012 Florida
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    Cant wait to drink FBS silly this year, thanks Founders.
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  3. ewright

    ewright Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2007 North Carolina

    So KBS will be spread even thinner next year... 8)

    Mostly j/k... Additional capacity is great for Founders but they still need more barrels for their limited brews. Good thing bourbon is hot right now!
  4. kpanter

    kpanter Aspirant (201) Nov 25, 2012 Florida
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    This is amazing news! Thanks for sharing, excited to have some Founders on the shelves around here
  5. John_M

    John_M Moderator (5,590) Oct 25, 2003 France
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    "and West Virginia previously eyed for 2013 expansion as well."

    LOL! Well, at least they're eyeing us. :-)
  6. Lasering

    Lasering Disciple (301) Mar 19, 2013 Florida
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    awwwww yeah!!! this is awesome news!. that all day ipa is what I'm looking forward to!
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  7. Rainier

    Rainier Initiate (0) Dec 20, 2012 California

  8. polisanl

    polisanl Initiate (0) Aug 6, 2010 Florida
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    I'll take WnB over FBS any day...I'll welcome KBS with open arms, though.
  9. Nicolay3535

    Nicolay3535 Initiate (195) May 1, 2012 Florida
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    To each his own, not a fan of WnB. FBS on the other hand I can get down with on the regs.
  10. Nicolay3535

    Nicolay3535 Initiate (195) May 1, 2012 Florida
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    Moat water smashes them all!
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  11. jcb7472

    jcb7472 Devotee (499) Jul 13, 2011 Florida
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    I read in another article that Brown will be distributing Founders around Florida beginning in May. I am looking forward to this, having never tried any beers from Founders but heard so many good things. Just curious, about how much does Founders charge for their beers in most retail stores?
  12. chardlogic

    chardlogic Aspirant (270) Feb 18, 2011 Florida
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    I wonder how long before we start seeing KBS and their Backstage releases? Will we be getting this year's in time for distro?
  13. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    my trading stock with Founders beers in FL just got shot to hell.
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  14. joshodonn

    joshodonn Initiate (108) Jan 21, 2011 Florida

    I wouldn't count on FL seeing any KBS this year, but who knows. I think there's a much better chance for us to see whatever Backstage release(s) they put out later this year.
  15. dbelcher5761

    dbelcher5761 Initiate (51) Jul 23, 2011 Florida
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    I just hope we get double trouble!
  16. GameFreac

    GameFreac Disciple (371) Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    Most 6 and 4 packs are $9.99
  17. Mavajo

    Mavajo Zealot (572) Feb 10, 2007 Georgia

    Oh goodie, even less KBS to go around.
  18. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Aspirant (217) Feb 20, 2013 Florida
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    Any idea what they'll be releasing in the state next month?
  19. gunhaver

    gunhaver Initiate (0) May 27, 2007 Florida

    i hear Brown placed the order Monday. a few truckloads
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  20. kirbmeist

    kirbmeist Initiate (0) Mar 16, 2012 Florida
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  21. brewbetter

    brewbetter Initiate (0) Jun 2, 2012 Nauru

    Anyone seen any official news confirming or denying KBS coming?
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  22. joshodonn

    joshodonn Initiate (108) Jan 21, 2011 Florida

    I have some pretty high level contacts within Brown. I have been trying to get some info but so far they've been tight-lipped. I will be at an event with a few of their folks next weekend and will try to get some more info.
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