KBS Week 2014

We’re doing something a little bit different for the KBS release in Grand Rapids this year. Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) is our most infamous beer. It’s included in lists of the best beers in the world published by sources ranging from RateBeer to Men’s Fitness. It’s inherently a limited release because it ages in bourbon…

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All Day IPA Wins Good Food Award

We’re honored to announce that All Day IPA was selected as a 2014 Good Food Award winner. The Good Food Awards celebrate the kind of food we all want to eat: tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. They grant awards to outstanding American food producers and the farmers who provide their ingredients. They host an annual…

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Grand Rapids-Area Breweries To Dedicate Brewers Grove and $8000 to Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

Seventeen Grand Rapids-area breweries, including Founders, will host a dedication party for the Brewers Grove being planted at Riverside Park on Thursday, Oct. 17. The Brewers Grove is made of 30 trees, all sponsored by sales of tree-inspired beers sold in Aug. at the participating breweries. Ours was called 100-Year Oak IPA—those of you who…

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2013 European Beer Star Awards: Two Medals!

We’re honored that two of our beers were awarded medals from the European Beer Star 2013 competition:   Mango Magnifico con Calor won a gold medal in the herb and spice beer category.   And our Porter won a bronze medal in the Baltic-style porter category.   The Brewers Association calls the European Beer Star…

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Centennial IPA Cans in the Works

Following the recent release of All Day IPA in cans, our team is preparing to put Centennial IPA in 12-pack cans, as well, likely to go on shelves at some point early in 2014. We have designed the packaging and are in the process of determining what this new package will require from us in…

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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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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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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 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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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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July is Michigan Craft Beer Month!

Please check out this information from the Michigan Brewers Guild about Michigan Craft Beer Month! Michigan Brewers Guild Celebrates 15 Years With Annual Summer Beer Festival, “15th Anniversary Ale” Collaborative Brew & Craft Beer Month Designation (LANSING, Mich) – July 2012 is a big month for craft brewers in the Great Beer State as the…

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