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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Founders Is the Official Brewery of ArtPrize

ArtPrize, the radically open, international art competition, today announced that we have signed on as a premier leadership sponsor and will be the official brewery of ArtPrize for the next five years. The agreement will allow both us and ArtPrize to capitalize on our respective platforms and nationwide growth. “We approached ArtPrize because we love…

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Founders Fest 2013: A Celebration of Beer & Music

We’re officially announcing Founders Fest 2013, which will take place on the streets of downtown Grand Rapids once again, from 3-11pm on Saturday, June 22. This is our sixth annual outdoor festival celebrating two of the things we love most: beer and music. We’re expecting 6000 or more beer and music lovers to gather on…

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New Beer Garden Renderings

If you’ve visited (or driven by) our taproom lately, you’ll notice that construction on the next stage of our expansion is currently underway. We’re excited to be able to share with you some renderings of what our new space will look like. Please note that these are just renderings. Details, such as surfaces and furniture, may…

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In Support of Brewers for Clean Water

The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) announced their Brewers for Clean Water initiative today. We are actively in support of this program. Please see this official media release from the NRDC for more information: Great Beer Needs Clean Water: NRDC Partners with Craft Brewers to Protect the Clean Water Act CHICAGO (April 9, 2013) –…

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Founders Beer Distributed in Florida

We’ve [finally] announced today that we are expanding our distribution territory to include the Sunshine State, with Brown Distributing slated to represent our brand across the entire state of Florida (yes, the whole state) beginning in May. “Florida has grown tremendously in terms of craft beer savvy and awareness in the past couple of years,”…

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Founders Texas Launch Locations

We are excited to announce that the following locations will be tapping the first kegs of Founders beer to be poured in Texas during the week of April 8 (grouped by metro area): Austin Flying Saucer Easy Tiger Draught House Whip In Whole Foods Lamar (6th and Lamar) Red’s Porch Brew Exchange 24 Diner Banger’s…

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All Day IPA Coming in Cans

    We’ve just announced that we plan to release our craft beer in cans for the first time in our fifteen-year history. We will put our warm weather seasonal, All Day IPA, in 12 oz. cans that will be available in 12-packs across our distribution footprint this summer. “Especially in our recreational home state…

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Founders Bike Team Trains for Barry-Roubaix

Reminder: The 5th annual Barry-Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race is set for Saturday, March 23! You can find more details about it on an older blog post here. Be sure to note that our beer will be poured at the official after party on the streets of Hastings, Michigan, for racers and non-racers alike. Check…

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