Founders Brewing Company Available in Florida The Week of August 19th, 2013

NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2013
FOUNDERS BREWING COMPANY AVAILABLE IN FLORIDA THE WEEK OF AUGUST 19, 2013

Founders Brewing Company of Grand Rapids, Michigan, will be available throughout Florida (for the first time) on August 19th. Brown Distributing Company will exclusively distribute Founder’s products in the state, working side by side with their team to introduce and educate Floridians about this innovative brewery. Founder’s Brewing Company is one of the highest recognized breweries in the United States, ranking in the top four breweries in the world by Ratebeer.com for the past four years in a row (4th in 2010, 2nd in 2011 and 2012, 3rd in 2013), and have several beers listed in the top one hundred beers of the world on Beeradvocate.com. Their philosophy is, “We don’t brew beer for the masses. Instead, our beers are crafted for a chosen few, a small cadre of renegades and rebels who enjoy a beer that pushes the limits of what is commonly accepted as taste. In short, we make beer for people like us.”

The initial product offering will include their full year-round lineup including: Centennial IPA, All Day IPA, Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale, Dry Hopped Pale Ale, Porter and Red’s Rye. Florida will also receive seasonal and limited release offerings throughout the year.

Beginning the week of August 19, these products will become available in HUNDREDS of retailers around the state of Florida. Join representatives from Founders who will be travelling around the state introducing retailers and beer drinkers to their portfolio of hand-crafted beers by holding off-premise samplings and previews of their full draft lineups at accounts in each major metropolitan area of Florida:

Monday, August 19th: Tampa, 4pm-close
Event at Cigar City Brewing Company (3924 W Spruce St Tampa, FL 33607)

Tuesday, August 20th: Tampa, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale

Samplings 4-6pm
Tampa Sampling at Total Wine (1720 N Dale Mabry Hwy Tampa, FL 33607)
Orlando Sampling at Total Wine (2712 E Colonial Dr Orlando, FL 32803)
Miami Sampling at Total Wine (11960 Mills Dr Miami, FL 33183)

Events 7pm-close
Tampa Pour House (1208 E Kennedy Blvd #112 Tampa, FL 33602)
Orlando Redlight Redlight (2810 Corrine Dr Orlando, FL 32803)
Miami Wood Tavern (2531 NW 2nd Ave Miami, FL 33127)

Wednesday, August 21st: Tampa, Orlando and Miami

Samplings 4-6pm
Tampa Area Luekens Liquors (944 Patricia Ave, Dunedin, FL 34698)
Orlando Area ABC Fine Wine & Spirits (980 Rinehart Rd Lake Mary, FL 32746)
Fort Lauderdale/Oakland Park ABC Fine Wine & Spirits (3355 North Federal Highway,
Oakland Park, FL 33306)

Events 7pm-close
Tampa Area Willards Tap House (12500 Starkey Road Largo, FL 33773)
Orlando Frank & Steins (150 South Magnolia Avenue Orlando, FL 32801)
Fort Lauderdale Tap 42 (1411 South Andrews Avenue Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316)

Thursday, August 22nd: West Palm Beach, Tampa and Jacksonville

Samplings 4-6pm

Tampa Area ABC Fine Wine & Spirits (1845 Bruce B Downs Boulevard Wesley Chapel,
FL 33544)
West Palm Total Wine (11221 Legacy Ave Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410
Jacksonville Total Wine (4413 Town Center Pkwy Jacksonville, FL 32246)

Events 7pm-close
Tampa Area The Independent (5016 North Florida Avenue Tampa, FL 33603)
West Palm Beach Brass Tap (550 Rosemary Ave West Palm Beach, FL 33401)
Jacksonville Kickbacks Gastropub (910 King St Jacksonville, FL 32204)

Further details of events and “Beerfinder” to locate these beers can be found at Brown.com

For inquiries and additional information, please contact Alyssa Badalamenti at 7277412466, or at
alyssa.badalamenti@brown.com
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About Brown Distributing Company’s Specialty Division: Brown Distributing Company has been family owned since 1919. Our Specialty Division has operational bases in Orlando and West Palm Beach, and is focused on being the premier statewide distributor of artisanal beverages with sales of over 1 million cases annually. Its mission is to foster craft beer culture through consumer education and interaction.

Contact Info

Company: Brown Distributing
Contact: Alyssa Badalamenti
E-mail: alyssa.badalamenti@brown.com