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Founder's Brewing Launch Begins August 19: Where to Get Your Fill

Hold onto your pints Floridians because Founder's Brewing finally makes its debut across the state, arriving to vendors beginning the week of August 19.

The Grand Rapids brewery chose Brown Distributing in Florida to bring their product to the masses. This is a full roll-out that includes taps and bottles to all major accounts across South Florida. A grand celebration, Founder's Friday, is being planned for October 4 at several locations carrying Founder's brew.

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Don't expect a simultaneous roll-out as Founder's slowly make its way to dining establishments and retail stores across Broward and Palm Beach counties, as well as the rest of Florida. The tap list includes All Day IPA, Centennial IPA, Dry Hopped Pale Ale and Dirty Bastard. Bottles are 12 ounces, in singles or 6-packs. No word on special releases.

Brown is distributing Founder's to over 300 accounts across South Florida, we cannot simply list them all here, but here is a partial list. Call your local pub or corner store, the benefit of doing so is greater than words could ever describe:


Palm Beach

Last April, Founder's announced they had intended to expand to Florida by July. But a brewery expansion, installation of several pieces of equipment and an addition to their brew house took longer than anticipated.

And just recently, Founder's Chief Executive Officer Mike Stevens had a few words to say about the so-called "craft beer bubble" looming over the industry right now. "I wouldn't want to be a startup brewery right now," he said in an interview with Draft Magazine earlier this week. We shall surely see more of this talk in years to the coming months.

This list isn't exclusive. Now that Founder's has planted its flag in South Florida, expect more places to start carrying the brew.

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