Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA Is Our Newest Specialty Release

We announced today that we’ll be releasing Dark Penance, an Imperial Black IPA, as a specialty release this October 2014 with availability through the end of the year. It’s replacing the TBA in our availability calendar that many of you noticed when we published it late in 2013. Dark Penance will be available throughout our…

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Mosaic Promise Brewed to Benefit ArtPrize

We’re excited to announce that we’re going to release Mosaic Promise, an ale brewed with a single malt and a single hop, this September. Proceeds from the sale of this new ale will benefit ArtPrize, the world’s largest art competition that takes place annually in Grand Rapids, Mich. Mosaic Promise will be sold in Michigan,…

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Founders at the American Homebrewers Association Conference

The Brewers Association has chosen our hometown of Grand Rapids as the location for the 36th Annual National Homebrewers Conference, taking place June 12-14, 2014. Slots are still available if you’re interested in attending!   The conference includes the following: 55 different seminars 80 expert speakers Keynote address by our co-founders, Dave Engbers and Mike…

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Dissenter Imperial IPL Is Our Summer Backstage Series Release

We plan to introduce Dissenter, an Imperial India Pale Lager (IPL) brewed with a wide variety of tropical, citrus-forward hops, this August to mark the tenth installment in our Backstage Series. Like all of our Backstage Series beers, Dissenter will be sold in 750mL bottles, with a suggested retail price of $11.99 per bottle. Dissenter…

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Founders All-Star Lineup at Philly Beer Week 2014

We announced our lineup of eleven Philly Beer Week 2014 events today, including an All-Star Road Show event on Sunday, June 1, from 4-11pm at World Cafe Live. “All-Star” refers to both the draft lineup and the FBC All-Stars, the official brewery band, who will be playing a live show that evening. The All-Star draft lineup for…

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#FoundersSession Sweepstakes

To celebrate the release of All Day IPA in 15-packs this month, we’re asking you to submit your session with All Day IPA using #FoundersSession via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. Entries are posted to our Facebook page. We’re picking weekly winners, who will each receive two All Day IPA can glasses. Then, we’re opening things…

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Announcing Founders Fest 2014 Lineup

We are very happy to announce the lineup for Founders Fest 2014! Founders Fest 2014: A Celebration of Beer & Music, June 21, 2014 3-11pm This year’s lineup includes: LETTUCE Modern Day Funk, Brooklyn, NY   CHARLES BRADLEY & HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Brooklyn, NY   BREAK SCIENCE Electric Duo, Brooklyn, NY  …

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We’re Headed West: To Arizona

We’re headed west! We’re expanding our distribution territory to include the Grand Canyon State, with Hensley & Company slated to represent our brand across the entire state of Arizona beginning in April. “Arizona is our first truly western state of distribution,” said Co-Founder and CEO Mike Stevens. “There are a lot of Michigan natives in…

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Announcing Tennessee Distribution

We’re expanding our distribution territory once again, this time to include the Volunteer State, with a network of distributors slated to represent our beer across almost the entire state of Tennessee beginning in April. “We’ve been distributing in most of the states surrounding Tennessee for years,” said Co-Founder and CEO Mike Stevens. “Beer enthusiasts in…

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The Founders Barry-Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race, March 22

Something fun for cyclists planning to come to town for KBS Week: We are once again partnering with Kisscross Events to host the annual Barry-Roubaix bicycle race, which is the largest gravel road race in the country. The event kicks off the region’s cycling season and challenges thousands of bikers against the Barry County elements,…

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Announcing Three New States of Distribution

We’re expanding our distribution territory to include three new states: Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas. Founders beer is expected show up on shelves and draft lines in these new markets starting in April. Founders will be represented by Quality Beverage in Oklahoma; Buquet Distributing, Schilling Distributing, Mockler Beverage, Southern Eagle Sales & Service, Champagne Beverage and…

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