Canadian Breakfast Stout To Be the Second Release in Founders Brewing Company’s Backstage Series

Grand Rapids, Michigan, August 19, 2011—Founders Brewing Co. Vice President/Director of Marketing Dave Engbers announced today that the highly anticipated Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS) will be the second release in the company’s 750mL “Backstage Series”. It will be released to the market on October 3, 2011, with a taproom release party on October 1. There…

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Blushing Monk in 750mL

  You may have seen that we plan to release a 750 mL Backstage Series. Well, we recently announced that Blushing Monk will be the first in the series.   Partner and Vice President Dave Engbers explains, “We haven’t produced this product in over four years and people have been begging for it—so this is…

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750mL Bottles To Be Released This Year

As was announced in this MLive article, we are planning to release specialty beers in a 750mL bottle format later this year. Our new packaging line allows us to use this new bottle size—and we’re excited to be able to distribute some of our limited release beers, which were previously only available in kegs and…

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Help Us Pick a Label!

We’d been working on developing a cutting edge beer for two years or so, and we were able to perfect the recipe recently. Unfortunately, we ran into some rights issues with the working name we’d been using. But we’re brewers and craft beer geeks. When we run into obstacles, we see opportunities. We realized this…

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KBS 2011

Bourbon barrels filled with KBS have been aging in the caves beneath our fine city of Grand Rapids for a year and were delivered to our production facility yesterday (see above). The official distribution release date for KBS is the Ides of March (3/15). However, we’re having our KBS release party in our taproom three…

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Taproom Closed Sunday and Monday, January 2nd & 3rd

As you may have noticed, we are knee-deep in¬†the process of our¬†expansion, and are currently undergoing a series of interior renovations. As a result of this, the Taproom will be closed Sunday, January 2nd and Monday, January 3rd. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 4th at 4pm and¬†will resume normal business hours, 11am-2am on Wednesday,…

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Our New Mash/Lauter Tun

Check out our new mash/lauter tun! This photo is from the day it was delivered to our production facility. For those of you who don’t know, a mash/lauter tun is where the malted barley and water are incorporated and the starch converts to fermentable sugars. Our spent grain then goes to a farmer to use…

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Expansion Begins!

Our employees and local customers are sacrificing our parking lot in the name of producing more amazing beer! Yes, that crane and giant fenced-off area represents the first stages of our expansion. We are thrilled that more people are finding out about our beer and demanding it at their local restaurants, bars, and stores‚Äîit‚Äôs happening…

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