All Day IPA Release Begins February 6 in Limited Markets

Check out the first addition to our lineup in six years:


Grand Rapids, Michigan, January 6, 2012—Founders Brewing Co.’s Co-Founder and Vice President of Marketing, Dave Engbers, announced today that All Day IPA would be the next addition to the brewery’s year-round lineup, with availability limited to Michigan, Ohio, North Carolina, and the greater Chicago area beginning on February 6, 2012.

All Day IPA is a session ale that has the traditional qualities of an India Pale Ale with significantly lower alcohol. At 4.7% ABV, the beer is highly drinkable, but maintains the intense tropical aromatics and complex flavors consistent with Founders’ portfolio.

This beer was in development for nearly three years before the brewery perfected it. Then, the All Day IPA recipe won the silver medal at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival. Due to capacity constraints and multiple expansions, Founders Brewing Company now feels they are prepared to launch their first year-round product since 2006. Limited distribution is due to the soft hop harvest. “We will never compromise a recipe in order to increase sales,” explains Engbers.

“It’s the beer that almost wasn’t,” says Co-Founder, President & CEO Mike Stevens. “It’s tough to brew and gave us more than one problem throughout its development. But then we realized that this is the beer we’d all been waiting for.”

Engbers adds, “We pride ourselves on only putting beers in bottles that we would pick out on the shelves ourselves—and we’re picky beer drinkers…it would be just wrong not to be bottle All Day IPA.”

The last beer that Founders added to its year-round six-pack and draft lineup was Red’s Rye PA in 2006.

Founders Brewing Company opened their doors in 1997 with the vision of creating some of the most unique craft beer in the world. Today, Founders has a loyal following, with several beers lauded nationally and internationally as award winners in their respective categories. They are currently rated the second highest brewery in the world by ratebeer.com.

Founders Brewing Company, 235 Grandville Avenue SW in downtown Grand Rapids, is a proud member of the Michigan Brewers Guild and the Brewers Association.

 

10 thoughts on “All Day IPA Release Begins February 6 in Limited Markets”

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  2. Will All Day be given full distribution in the future if the hop harvest is sufficient to do so, or will it always be limited to these initial markets?

    Thanks.

    • It’s going to be dependent on a number of factors (the hop harvest is a big one), but we do hope to distribute All Day IPA more widely as time goes on. Cheers!

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  4. Do you guys have a list of locations (grocery/liquor stores) that this beer will be distributed to? I live in North Chicago and know a couple places that sell your beer, but this seems to be a limited release (to begin with).

    • We do not, but it will be widely available in the Chicago area–you should be able to find it where you’re able to find our other year-round beers. Feel free to call our distributor there, Louis Glunz Beers, with any questions: (847) 676-9500. Cheers!

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