FAQ

Taproom and Brewery Visits

Unfortunately, we do not take reservations and do not hold tables for anyone, regardless of the occasion. We welcome you to call our taproom ahead of time if you have a big group, but there are no guarantees on seating. Here’s our taproom phone number: (616) 776-1195. We also have a private event rental space available for booking.

We do not do any coupon-ing or discounting in our taproom—other than our daily specials. This applies to all situations, including bar crawls.

Yes we do! Please click here to view available days and times and to make a reservation.

 

Community Support

Awesome! We love it when films and TV shows depict characters drinking craft beer, and are especially stoked when that beer is ours. Please contact sarah [at] foundersbrewing [dot] com with the following information:

  • Film synopsis
  • Script for only the scenes in which the beer will shown

 

Distribution

We have a beer locator that helps you find our beer in your area; it’s searchable by zip code. It isn’t foolproof—it’s fed by data from when our distributors sell our beer to retailers, and lists retailers based on sales in the past 60 days. However, it’s fairly reliable. We recommend calling the store/bar/restaurant before heading in if you’re heart’s set on a particular product, to make sure that it’s there.

*Also, please note that not all of our distributors provide data to this database. In that instance, please call them at the number provided on the beer locator page.

First of all, thank you for carrying our beer! Our beer locator is populated by data that we get from Vermont Information Processing and is based upon sales from our wholesalers to retailers, like yourself, within the past 60 days. If you have not purchased our beer within that time frame, or if our distributor in your region does not contribute data to VIP, that would be why you aren’t listed. Unfortunately, it’s an automatic process and there’s nothing we can do to override it. However, if something about your listing is inaccurate—say, your phone number or your address—please email sarah [at] foundersbrewing [dot] com to get it sorted out.

We are in a state of growth, but if you can’t find our beer in your area using our beer locator or looking at the states with phone numbers listed on that page, then we aren’t there yet. We are focusing on growing responsibly, and that means we are working to satisfy the demand for our beers at a rate that we can keep up with in our production facility. However, that doesn’t mean we won’t be selling our beer in your state someday—we want to share our beer with all of those that want it, so we do hope to continue our growth!

 

Beer Specs and Info

Sorry, but we do not share recipe information on any of our beers. A lot of folks here started as homebrewers, and we wish you luck in your endeavors!

We ran into a rights issue with the name “Nemesis”, so we will not be producing beers under that name any more. And Frangelic Mountain Brown and other Backstage Series beers are not on a set release schedule. We brew them once and release them once. See more information on our Backstage Series page. Regarding re-releases of all past beers and all beers in our Backstage Series…well, you never know what we may put into a bottle next…

Here is calorie information for many of the beers that we offer (per 12 oz. serving):

  • Centennial IPA: 224
  • Dirty Bastard: 273
  • All Day IPA: 147
  • Double Trouble: 278
  • Porter: 244
  • Red’s Rye PA: 211
  • Pale Ale: 163
  • Nitro Oatmeal Stout: 168

Here is carb information for many of the beers that we offer (in grams, per 12 oz. serving):

  • Centennial IPA: 20
  • Dirty Bastard: 26
  • All Day IPA: 14
  • Double Trouble: 24
  • Porter: 25
  • Red’s Rye PA: 19
  • Pale Ale: 14
  • Nitro Oatmeal Stout: 15

Here are Weight Watcher points for many of the beers that we offer (per 12 oz. serving):

  • Centennial IPA: 7
  • Dirty Bastard: 9
  • All Day IPA: 5
  • Double Trouble: 9
  • Porter: 8
  • Red’s Rye PA: 4
  • Pale Ale: 5
  • Nitro Oatmeal Stout: 6

All of our ingredients and processes for the beers we distribute are vegan friendly with two exceptions: Breakfast Stout and KBS both contain chocolate. Our brewmaster, Jeremy, does use some honey in taproom beers from time to time (e.g., Honey Wheat).

Being designated a gluten-free product requires special equipment and procedures that our facility is not equipped for. It also requires that all raw materials come from gluten-free facilities, which is something that we cannot do with our current offerings because of the grain that we use in our recipes. We do not currently have plans in place to make a gluten-free beer.

Not all of our products contain wheat. This is not to say that our beers are wheat-free; several beers in our taproom (they generally have the Wheat in the name) along with All Day IPA have wheat in their build up. Those with celiac disease should consult their doctor about drinking any of our products, and, again, please be aware that All Day IPA does have wheat in the mash bill.

Please note that while we do not often add nuts to our beers, with the exception of Cashew Mountain Brown, our facility is directly connected to our taproom, where peanuts are commonly consumed. The possibility of a cross contamination of peanut dust does exists. Because of the varying degrees at which people suffer from nut allergies, we would advise you to talk with your doctor about the risks of consuming our product. Founders does not label any of our products as “peanut-free”, and we can’t say whether our beer would be safe for someone with nut allergies. Also, it is important to note that several of our raw materials come from facilities that also package and produce nut products.

 

Purchasing

We can’t ship beer directly to consumers. We understand how beautiful it would be to have a case of beer show up at your doorstep, but it just can’t happen. At least not shipped from us. The only way to get beer directly from us is to visit our taproom and company store during our open hours (scroll to the bottom of this page to see those). But there are lots of wonderful Founders supporters out there that are willing to help you out: find one in your area using our beer locator!

Yes, on site in our taproom and company store.

You can purchase gift cards on our website for use on-site in Grand Rapids in our taproom, deli and company store. At this point, we do not have the capability to process payments for online orders using gift cards.

 

Contacting the Brewery

Please contact sarah [at] foundersbrewing [dot] com for interview requests, image requests, fact checking, etc.

Please email booking [at] foundersbrewing [dot] com and our team will get back to you promptly.

 

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