Thomas Kemper Soda Expands Distribution in Utah

PORTLAND, OR. October 3, 2012 – Thomas Kemper Soda, a Portland, Ore. based maker of super premium craft brewed soda and Division of Big Red, Inc., announces a new distribution partnership with Golden Beverage Co., LLC in the state of Utah.

“Thomas Kemper Soda has enjoyed a strong consumer following in Utah in recent years” said Bill Germano, President of Thomas Kemper Soda. “Golden Beverage is a pre-eminent distributor of craft soda and beer in the state. As the market for premium craft soda continues to grow we’re excited that our partnership with Golden Beverage Co. will help make it easier for Thomas Kemper fans to find us”.

Thomas Kemper Soda was acquired by Big Red, Inc in September 2011. Plans are to continue to expand the Thomas Kemper line of hand-crafted super premium sodas to strategic retailers and new markets 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.

About Golden Beverage Co, LLC

Golden Beverage Company is a full service Miller/Coors distributor based in Ogden UT, and sells a diverse portfolio of craft beer, premium soda, and energy drinks throughout the state. For more information visit www.goldenbeverage.com