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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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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