We’re Headed West: To Arizona

We’re headed west! We’re expanding our distribution territory to include the Grand Canyon State, with Hensley & Company slated to represent our brand across the entire state of Arizona beginning in April.

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“Arizona is our first truly western state of distribution,” said Co-Founder and CEO Mike Stevens. “There are a lot of Michigan natives in Arizona, and it’s a state with a developing craft beer scene, so it made sense for us to open it this spring.”

Residents of Arizona can expect to find our year-round and seasonal products, both in bottles and on draft, in the first shipment. The launch is set for the week of April 21. Specialty releases will follow our release schedule from there.

To recap, we’re opening five new states in April, including Oklahoma, Tennessee, Arkansas and Louisiana in addition to Arizona, bringing our total distribution footprint to 32 states. Here’s our updated distribution map:

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28 Comments on “We’re Headed West: To Arizona”
  1. Joe Pfeiffer

    I cried tears of joy. Thank you

    • Sarah

      Thanks for the support–we’ll be there soon!

    • Joe Pfeiffer

      I get your beer sent from family in Michigan to az all the time. Ty

  2. Kyle Corum

    AZ is VERY excited about this. This is some of the best news we have had in the craft beer scene. See you soon!

    • Sarah

      Thanks, Kyle. We’re looking forward to it. Stay tuned for our launch events!

  3. Mike McGreevy

    Dreams really do come true! Can’t wait for the launch events!

  4. Ryan

    Best news I have heard all day!

  5. Nate

    THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! For bringing your great brews to Arizona! Been waiting a long time!

  6. Matthew

    Oh my god did this make my day. I thought I lost you forever.

  7. This makes me so randy!

  8. JK

    Any idea which stores in AZ? I’m assuming Bev Mo, Total Wine, Whole Foods?

    • Sarah

      Not yet–stay tuned for launch events!

  9. This is awesome. I love your beer but it is hard to get in AZ. Not anymore!!!!

  10. Matthew Smith

    I’m glad to see “the entire state” as we love Founders in Tucson! I was just considering driving to Texas to pick some up, so I’m glad to save the gas money for beer money.

  11. Jim

    Any plans to get distribution in Nor Cal soon?

    • Sarah

      Maybe someday–stay tuned!

  12. Scott

    Montana please. That is all.

    • Sarah

      Maybe someday!

  13. Rob

    You’re making alot of Midwesterners very happy out here! We’ll be pouring whatever we can get our hands on at Boulders on Broadway in Tempe from open til close on Wednesday 4/23.

    • Sarah

      Love to hear that, Rob! Thanks for the support. We’re looking forward to getting our beer to AZ!

    • Rob

      Thank you Sarah! We’ve heard availability of year-round and seasonals right away. Your calendar shows Curmudgeon and KBS being out about now – any chance of those making their way to AZ for launch?

    • Sarah

      Maybe very small amounts of KBS. Curmudgeon should make it at some point, though perhaps not in the first shipment.

  14. ian

    ground control in litchfield park, az april 23rd. Going to be epic!

  15. Erik

    Can’t have a true launch party without kicking us off with some KBS!

  16. Erik

    Is there going to be a launch party anywhere?

    • Sarah

      Please stay tuned for launch party information!

  17. Adam

    Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! That is phenomenal news! Moved to AZ from Grand Rapids almost 2 yrs ago, and I’ve missed Founders so very much!

  18. Paul

    Great news! Can’t wait to try your beer. Known about it for a while and heard/read nothing but good things. Hopefully just in time for some KBS. Cheers!

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