Our Brewer’s Playlist

We recently received some copies of Locally Brewed to sell in our company store. The writer, Anna Blessing, profiles 20 breweries in the Midwest, including Founders. It’s a beautiful book, and we think Anna has represented us and many of our friends well. One of our favorite features is the “Brewer’s Playlist” included for each…

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Download Our New App!

Head to this page to download our new app! The main purpose of this first version of our app is a beer locator (modeled after our website’s beer locator) that allows you to find our beer in your area, wherever you are. It includes a comprehensive beer menu, with beautiful photos and beer availability information,…

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KBS Week 2014

We’re doing something a little bit different for the KBS release in Grand Rapids this year. Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) is our most infamous beer. It’s included in lists of the best beers in the world published by sources ranging from RateBeer to Men’s Fitness. It’s inherently a limited release because it ages in bourbon…

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All Day IPA 15-Packs Coming This Spring

We’re excited to announce 15-pack cans of All Day IPA will begin shipping to our distributor partners in March, replacing All Day IPA 12-pack cans without raising the suggested retail price. This is the first time a major craft brewery has put out a 15-pack. “We are able to offer 15-pack cans due to production…

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All Day IPA Wins Good Food Award

We’re honored to announce that All Day IPA was selected as a 2014 Good Food Award winner. The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. They grant awards to outstanding American food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients. They host an annual…

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Taproom Construction Time Lapse: April To November 2013

Check out this video that The Scientist put together. It condenses over seven months of time lapse footage of our most recent building expansion, including our Centennial Room, beer garden, taproom expansion and new offices. Thanks to AOK Music for the track!

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Smoked Porter: Small Batch Release, February 2014

We plan to introduce Smoked Porter, brewed with a combination of beech wood–smoked barley and oak-smoked wheat malt along with a generous helping of chocolate malt, on shelves and draft lines beginning in February 2014. Like all of our Backstage Series beers, Smoked Porter will be sold in 750mL bottles, with a suggested retail price…

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2014 Availability Calendar

We’re excited to announce quite a few changes that we’ve made to the Founders brand calendar for 2014. Please see below for a graphic that shows everything all in one place (click here to see a larger version): The Lowdown Nitro Series We’ve been pouring nitro beers in our taproom for some time now. For…

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Special Pale Ale Label Created for Christening of Gerald R. Ford Aircraft Carrier

We’ve created a special label for our Pale Ale in honor of the christening of the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) aircraft carrier, named for the 38th President of the United States who grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During the week of November 3, this special label Pale Ale will be on draft, along…

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Distribution in Kansas City, KS; Lincoln & Omaha, NE, Starting December 2013

We’re expanding our distribution territory to include greater Kansas City, Kansas, represented by Central States Beverage; Omaha, Nebraska, represented by Premier-Midwest Beverage; and Lincoln, Nebraska, represented by K&Z Distributing. We plan to launch in these three metro areas beginning the week of December 2, 2013. Kansas City, Omaha and Lincoln residents can expect to find…

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Grand Rapids-Area Breweries To Dedicate Brewers Grove and $8000 to Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

Seventeen Grand Rapids-area breweries, including Founders, will host a dedication party for the Brewers Grove being planted at Riverside Park on Thursday, Oct. 17. The Brewers Grove is made of 30 trees, all sponsored by sales of tree-inspired beers sold in Aug. at the participating breweries. Ours was called 100-Year Oak IPA—those of you who…

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Sweet Repute Is Our Winter 2013 Backstage Series Release

We plan to introduce Sweet Repute, a wheat wine aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels, this December to mark the eighth installment in our Backstage Series. Like all Backstage Series beers, Sweet Repute will be sold in 750mL bottles. It has a suggested retail price of $17.99–$19.99 per bottle. Our brewing team painstakingly choreographed each…

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