Untappd Founders Hop Head Badge

We’re partnering with Untappd to do a special Founders Hop Head badge that Untappd users will be able to unlock for one month, from June 27 to July 27. What does this mean? For those familiar, it’s similar to becoming a “mayor” on Foursquare. Untappd is a mobile app that allows users to “check-in” to drinking…

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Inspired Artist Black IPA To Be Released in Honor of ArtPrize

We announced today that we will introduce Inspired Artist Black IPA, a powerhouse IPA brewed using malted midnight wheat and a unique variety of hops with tropical characteristics, this August. Proceeds from the sale of this new ale will benefit ArtPrize, the world’s largest art competition that takes place annually here in Grand Rapids, Michigan….

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Philly Beer Week 2013: Thank You!

A huge thank you to the people of Philly for showing Founders such a great time during Philly Beer Week 2013! Extra special thanks to the following spots for hosting us during the week: Uno Chicago Grill Kite and Key Blue Dog Tavern South Philadelphia Tap Room Jose Pistola’s The P.O.P.E. Isaac Newton’s TIME Good…

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Production Expansion Update

Over the last couple of months we have been tight on production, and we have watched warehouse inventories, including ours and those of our distributors, affected by a perfect storm of activity. The good news is we’ve watched sales in our existing markets continue well beyond the craft industry average, and thus we’ve had to…

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Mango Magnifico Is Our Summer 2013 Backstage Series Release

We plan to introduce Mango Magnifico con Calor [Magnificent Mango with Heat], a fruit beer brewed with mango and a touch of habanero, this August to mark the seventh installment in our Backstage Series. Like all Backstage Series beers, Mango Magnifico will be sold in 750mL bottles. It will have a suggested retail price of…

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Pure Michigan Beer Contest Winner

Announcing the beer that won the vote for the Pure Michigan contest that we closed out at the beginning of this month: Vanilla Stout! Thanks to the over 1,200 of you that voted for your choice! Vanilla Stout was in a close race with Apple Ale at the end and only won by a handful of…

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Urban Waters Federal Partnership Endorses Grand Rapids Whitewater

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of the Interior has announced that the Urban Waters Federal Partnership is including the Grand River is one of 11 new locations that they’ve pinpointed to restore waterways, help local economies, create jobs…

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Beer City USA Voting

Let’s get ready to rally! Beer City USA voting began today and ends on Saturday, May 11 at 2am EST. Our hometown of Grand Rapids, MI, shared the title with Asheville, NC, last year, a city that had held the title for three years running before we tied with them. Vote here: https://polldaddy.com/poll/7078031/.   Important…

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Help Us Choose a Pure Michigan Beer Style for the Taproom in July

Head over to the Pure Michigan blog to vote for a Pure Michigan beer that we’ll pour in our taproom during the month of July to celebrate Michigan Craft Beer Month. Now through Friday, May 3, you can vote on the beer style that you want to see available in our taproom: Vanilla Stout, Apple Ale or…

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North Cellar Expansion

A time lapse video of our north cellar expansion, which began in November 2012 and finished up at the beginning of this month. The video shows completion of an addition to the Founders cellar space both from outside of the building and from the interior, as well as adding new fermentation tanks and ripping down…

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