Founders coming to Ontario

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Founders coming to Ontario

Postby GregClow » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:25 pm

It's official... :D

FOUNDERS BREWING CO. EXPANDS DISTRIBUTION TO ONTARIO
Founders Beer Will Be Available in the Canadian Province beginning in February 2013

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 20, 2012 - Founders Brewing Co. announced today that it is expanding its distribution territory to include the nearby province of Ontario, working with Bruce Ashley Group to get their beer to the LCBO for distribution beginning in February.

“There is a growing craft beer scene in Ontario that we’re excited to be a part of,” said Co-Founder, President & CEO Mike Stevens. “Some great beer enthusiasts from our neighbor to the north have reached out to us over the past few years, and we’re looking forward to supporting that enthusiasm and to supporting recognition of the American craft beer scene internationally.”

Founders’ first shipment to Toronto consisted solely of Centennial IPA bottles. The brewery is hoping to add more beer brands to its Canadian distribution lineup in the next year.

For information on Founders’ new 2013 lineup and release calendar, visit www.foundersbrewing.com.
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Postby grub » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:37 pm

woohoo! it'll be nice to have this on hand without the road trip. though i do love the trip...
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Postby Cass » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:38 pm

Good on Bruce Ashley for securing Founders, I'm sure just about every agent in Ontario were chasing these guys!

Will be interesting to see if someone like Founders can start to change attitudes towards Ontario amongst US breweries. Clearly the paperwork and headaches will always be a pain, but possible tradeoff worth it with more and more craft drinkers here...
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Postby Belgian » Tue Feb 19, 2013 2:58 pm

You had me at 'Founders Centennial'.
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Postby cfrancis » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:04 pm

Hot DAMN!! Sweet news.
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Re: Founders coming to Ontario

Postby MatttthewGeorge » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:23 pm

GregClow wrote:Founders’ first shipment to Toronto consisted solely of Centennial IPA bottles.


To Toronto? Hopefully they just mean for testing/warehouse.

And hopefully this won't be as long on the shelves as the Green Flash.

And hopefully this will be in my belly soon!
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Re: Founders coming to Ontario

Postby GregClow » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:28 pm

MatttthewGeorge wrote:
GregClow wrote:Founders’ first shipment to Toronto consisted solely of Centennial IPA bottles.


To Toronto? Hopefully they just mean for testing/warehouse.


Yes. Full scale LCBO release planned for Centennial, as far as I know.
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Postby TheSevenDuffs » Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:47 pm

This is fantastic news!

Hopefully this get on to the shelves much quicker than that first batch of Green Flash IPA.
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Postby Weebay » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:03 pm

I wonder how will Breakfast Stout bottles would go over with the LCBO.
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Postby liamt07 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:14 pm

Never heard of these guys.
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Postby Hawks28 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:41 pm

sweet. Hopefully it doesnt take too long to get some other ones up here aside from the Centennial IPA. Love fresh Centennial.
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Postby phat matt » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:00 pm

Great news. Founders ipa is an excellent product with great shelf life.
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Postby cmadd » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:04 pm

Weebay wrote:I wonder how will Breakfast Stout bottles would go over with the LCBO.


Pregnant mothers will think it's baby formula. Somebody call the Social Responsibility people.
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Postby heebes » Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:50 pm

i wholly support this
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Postby zombi69 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:11 pm

Great news indeed!

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