BEND, OR ... GoodLife Brewing is proud to announce a transfer of distribution rights in SW Washington to Kendall's Pioneer / Corwin Beverages. The transfer from Craig Stein Beverages was effective February 1st, 2017 and includes: Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Lewis, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties in SW Washington.
Kendall's Pioneer Distributing Owner and Business Manager, Heidi Schultz, says, “There is a way to make every outcome a win, even if it’s not what you originally pictured.” She was part of the Kendall's start-up hiring team and is proud of how much emphasis the company puts on the people side of the business. Heidi said “We work hard to make sure we have a great place to work where our employees are challenged and feel engaged.” Her favorite part about building Kendall’s is learning the stories of their suppliers. She says “Hearing each company’s story about how they found their passion and decided to follow it is something I think about every day. Their courage and passion is inspiring.”
GoodLife Brewing Co-Owner, Ty Barnett, says "We really try and seek to find the best fit for us in each market. Kendall’s, like GoodLife, is a smaller but quickly growing business that is built around its people. We really like the family feel of Kendall's and their passion for the beer and their business. They talk about each brewery they distribute personally and know their stuff when it comes to beer." GoodLife has been distributed in Washington State since 2013 and has seen steady growth.
Kendall's Pioneer Retail Brand Manager, Tom Calhoun, says “GoodLife Brewing is an exciting brand to add to our portfolio because their marketing appeals to the lifestyle of the craft beer consumer in the PNW and to those who love to celebrate life. Plus, they are fun people to work with and they make amazing beer. The Kendall’s team could not be more excited about this new partnership.”
GoodLife Brewing is distributed by Sound Distributing in NW Washington, Odom Corp. in the Greater Seattle area, as well as Eastern WA, Marine View Beverage for the peninsula and lower sound, Fort George Distributing on the SW Washington Coast and now Kendall's Pioneer for SW Washington.
About GoodLife Brewing Company
As brewers of hand crafted ales, we are outdoor enthusiasts who look forward to sharing our craft beers that are most balanced and of the highest quality. GoodLife Brewing Company has been making award-winning beers since 2011 in its home of Bend, Oregon. GoodLife's “Adventurous Ales” are Descender IPA, Sweet As! Pacific Ale and a selection of seasonal beers. In addition to making beer, GoodLife enjoys giving back to the community by supporting many local and national non-profit organizations. Play hard, live easy and enjoy GoodBeer for GoodLife! For more information, visit www.goodlifebrewing.com, or find us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter at @GoodLifeBrewing.