Founders Brewing signs Aussie deal
North America’s Founders Brewing Co. is set to be distributed in Australia by Red Island, owner of local brand Quiet Deeds.
Established 20 years ago in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Founders is among the top 20 largest craft breweries in the U.S.
Previously distributed in Australia by Phoenix Beers, the Founders range will be available through Red Island fromMarch.
The portfolioincludesKBS, consistently one of the top rated beers in the world, as well as twobarrel-aged beers that have never been availablein Australia before: Frootwood, a barrel aged Cherry Ale and Lizard of Koz, a barrel-aged Imperial Stout with Blueberries, chocolate and Vanilla.
Known as the Backstage Series, Founders’ barrel-aged program will be amajor focus for Founders this year, with plansto release six barrel-aged beers in 2017.
“We are super excited to be distributing Founders,” saidRed Island co-founder, Patrick Ale. “Personally, it is one of my favorite breweries, and has an amazing range of beers – some of which we will be bringing into the country for the first time.”