Midwest Craft Beer Favorite Founders Brewing Is Heading To SoCal
In case you feel there aren't enough new breweries in L.A. to explore lately, a popular craft brewery from Michigan is bringing their brews to SoCal for you to enjoy in the new year. Founders Brewing—one of the top 20 largest craft breweries in the country—will begin selling a variety of their seasonal and regular-production beers in shops and bars around Southern California come January, reports the L.A. Times. The arrival of Founders—based in Grand Rapids, Michigan—will offer Midwestern transplants a hoppy taste of home and the rest of us the chance to enjoy their fan-favorite offerings.
Founders' eight year-round beers include the popular Centennial IPA, a classic hoppy ale, a porter, and the excellently named Dirty Bastard, which according to the Times, is "a rich and malty scotch ale with a hint of peat-smoke." Another big seller likely to make the trip out West is the seasonal Breakfast Stout, which, according to Founders, is "brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and two types of coffee."
The beers of Founders Brewing arrived in Northern California in October, but SoCal will have to wait until January when the brewery has several special release events already in the works. Though according to the Times, K&L Wines in Hollywood—one of our favorite shops for booze—may have a small selection available already. So if you're looking to impress any Michiganders at a holiday party, you might want to hurry over there.
Founders' arrival in California follows several other popular, Midwestern craft breweries that have recently expanded West, including Bell's and Boulevard.