An Update from Our Co-Founders

Dear Beer Enthusiasts, Founders was first dreamt up about 20 years ago, when my fellow co-founder Dave and I were in college, imagining what we wanted to do with the rest of our lives. We were admittedly a bit foolhardy back in those days. The first chapter of our story was marked by years of…

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We’re Bringing Blushing Monk Back in March 2015

We plan to re-release Blushing Monk, a decadent Belgian raspberry ale, in March 2015 to mark the twelfth installment in our popular Backstage Series. Blushing Monk was the original Founders Backstage Series beer, released in July 2011; prior to that, it hadn’t been bottled for four years. Like all of Founders’ Backstage Series beers, Blushing…

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Reintroducing Black Rye in 2015

We plan to reintroduce Black Rye, a dry-hopped dark ale brewed with copious amounts of rye malt, as a seasonal release in January 2015 with availability through March. Black Rye will be available throughout our distribution footprint both on draft and in 12 oz. bottles with a suggested retail price of $10.99 per 4-pack. We…

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Thanks to Beer Enthusiasts, We’re Growing!

We announced today that we plan to expand our brewery production facility at our current site, 235 Grandville Ave SW. Pending approvals, we expect to break ground on this expansion in late October. The expansion will take place in two phases: the first phase will involve the addition of approximately 37,000 square feet comprised of…

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Big Lushious Will Be Released for the Holidays

We plan to introduce Big Lushious, a chocolate raspberry stout, this December to mark the eleventh installment in our Backstage Series. Like all of our Backstage Series beers, Big Lushious will be sold in 750mL bottles, with a suggested retail price of $14.99 per bottle. Big Lushious is a deep, rich stout that’s packed with…

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Fall Releases

Fall is around the corner, and it’s a good time for beer. We’ll be releasing the following four beers over the next couple of months, so be on the lookout. Mosaic Promise is our single malt, single hop beer brewed in honor of ArtPrize. It will be released starting on September 13 in Michigan, Wisconsin,…

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Hop 2 It Untappd Badge

We’re teaming up with Untappd to offer the Hop 2 It badge for the month of August! Badge Description Interpretations of IPAs range far and wide—and we’ve interpreted the style in many ways. Our IPAs vary in taste, strength and color, from the crimson of Red’s Rye IPA (draft only right now) to the golden…

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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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