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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Founders Beer Distributed in Texas

Our Beers Will Be Available in the Lone Star State in April 2013 We’ve partnered with Ben E. Keith Beverage Distributors to offer our beers across the Lone Star State beginning April 2013. Texans will now have the opportunity to enjoy Founders ales without having to leave the state. “Texas is an up-and-coming market, and…

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Next Steps for Expansion

We announced the second phase of our $26 million expansion today, to include more equipment; an educational facility; additional offices; enlarged taproom, deli and company store; and an outdoor beer garden. The facility will expand entirely on our current site, at 235 Grandville Ave SW, extending our building’s footprint by approximately 5,500 square feet. We…

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KBS 2013 On-Site Release Response

We’d like to apologize to all of you that had difficulties with purchasing tickets for our on-site KBS release this past Saturday. Please see this statement from Brown Paper Tickets in regards to their server issues:   Brown Paper Tickets would like to apologize to Founders Brewing Company, and its customers, for a 25-minute delay…

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