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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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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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 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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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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Doom Is Our Next Backstage Series Release

**Updated 3/4/13** We plan to introduce Doom, a bourbon-barrel-aged Imperial IPA, this April to mark the sixth installment in our Backstage Series. Like all Backstage Series beers, Doom will be sold in 750mL bottles. It has a suggested retail price of $12.99 per bottle. Doom is unleashed when our award-winning specialty Imperial IPA, Double Trouble,…

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2013 Availability Calendar

We are excited to announce quite a few changes that we’ve made to the Founders brand calendar for 2013. Our new calendar is summarized graphically here:     Red’s Rye PA Most noticeably, Red’s Rye PA will only be available on draft year-round, beginning in March or April of 2013. Our bottle release will be…

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Bolt Cutter Release Ticket Proceeds Go to Grand Rapids Whitewater

We announced yesterday that we are going to donate over $5,000 in proceeds from the sale of our 15th anniversary beer reservation tickets to Grand Rapids Whitewater (GRWW). As you may recall, we used a ticketed reservation system for people to reserve their bottles of Bolt Cutter for purchase during the week leading up to…

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Company Store Hours for Bolt Cutter Bottle Pick-Up

If you’ve purchased a ticket for the Bolt Cutter bottle release, then you already know what day you’re coming in to pick up your bottles. But do you know what time? Bolt Cutter bottles can only be picked up during our Company Store’s regular hours.   Here are the business hours for our Company Store…

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