Thomas Kemper Soda Announces Expansion into Fountain Soda

PORTLAND, OR. May 15, 2012 – Thomas Kemper Soda, a Portland, OR based maker of super premium craft brewed soda, announces the expansion into fountain soda with the launch of new Bag in Box Thomas Kemper Root Beer.

“Thomas Kemper Draught Root Beer had been a mainstay in better restaurants and delis in the West for years,” said Bill Germano, President of Thomas Kemper Soda. “But availability in only traditional kegs has always limited our customers. Thomas Kemper is an iconic Craft Root Beer. Our conversion to a Bag in Box fountain package will enable many more customers to serve our unique and special craft Root Beer than we were able to reach before.”

Initial plans are to launch in the Pacific Northwest and Northern California markets in May, using the existing Thomas Kemper distribution network as well as specialized foodservice distributors. Further expansion into key western markets is planned for this summer.

Thomas Kemper Soda plans to continue to expand the Thomas Kemper line of hand-crafted super premium sodas, in glass bottles as well as fountain, to strategic retailers and foodservice operators in the Midwest and Eastern U.S. throughout 2012.

About Thomas Kemper Soda Co.

Thomas Kemper Soda is a Division of Big Red, Inc, and produces super premium craft-brewed bottled soda. The company got its start in the explosive microbrew scene of 1980’s Seattle. Today, Thomas Kemper maintains the same Northwest spirit at its Portland, OR, headquarters and continues to bottle its soda in small batches using cane sugar and the finest ingredients. Thomas Kemper products are available at finer retailers and restaurants in the Western U.S. with growing availability across the remainder of the country. For more information, visit www.tksoda.com.  ###