Founders Brewing to Enter California, Nevada


Founders Brewing today announced plans to expand its western footprint with new distribution throughout Nevada and Northern California.

The company has signed on with multiple wholesalers for coverage in both markets and launches are set for October.

In northern California, the brewery has entered partnerships with Matagrano Inc., Markstein Beverage Co., Delta Sierra Beverage LLC Modesto, Eagle Distributing Co., V. Santoni and Co., DelReka Distributing, Sequoia Beverage Co., Elyxir Distributing, and Foothill Distributing.

It marks the Michigan-based company’s first foray into the state.

In Nevada, Founders has inked deals with Morrey Distributing, Capital Beverages Inc. Blach Distributing, Valley Distributors Inc. and Nevada Beverage Co.

“We’re thrilled to continue to expand our distribution in the West where there is such appreciation for craft beer.” said Mike Stevens, co-founder and CEO of Founders, in a press statement. “Northern California and Nevada are hubs for beer enthusiasts and we’re excited to add Founders to their list of choices.”

Founders, the nation’s 17th largest craft brewery by volume, according to the Brewers Association, sold 193,000 barrels in 2014, up 74 percent over the year prior.