The South Auckland-based Boundary Road Brewery announced just before Christmas that it had acquired the
Founders brand and would soon be distributing its products throughout New Zealand.
Founders Brewery, based in Nelson, was put on the market in June, along with the Founders Cafe, by brewery owners Carol and John Duncan. Under the terms of sale, the Duncans – whose family has been brewing in the Nelson region since 1854 – will continue as the owners and operators of the brewery and cafe. The new ownership agreement is simply designed to increase the distribution network and potential of the brand on a national scale.
Both breweries are reportedly very happy with the new deal and pleased to be working in partnership.