Well over a month ago, word broke that Green Flash and Founders Brewing were collaborating on Linchpin White IPA. As that news surfaced, rumors and wishes were flying of Founders Brewing entering the California market, or at the very least, Southern California.
This years Craft Brewers Conference was in San Diego, CA, and low and behold, many of Founders Brewing flagship beers showed up around town for the conference at various events and functions. To further support the notion, Firesone Walker has Founders billed as a participating brewer for their June 9th Invitational Beer Festival. Add up all these clues and one could conclude that Founders Brewing has landed in CA, and we’ll be able to horde cases of KBS in our garage just like our friends in the midwest.
Well, unfortunately as of now, Founders Brewing does not have a distribution agreement in place for California. What they do have is a 60 day temporary license, which will end shortly after the Firestone Walker event in June.