Taproom Happenings: Ales for ALS and Grandwich 2014

We’ve brewed a new taproom one-off, the Ales for ALS IPA, which is now on tap. Founders is one of nearly seventy participating breweries, who are all brewing their own unique beer for this campaign. A proprietary hop blend (featuring Citra, Mosaic & some experimental hops) was provided to each participating brewery to use in…

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Mosaic Promise Brewed to Benefit ArtPrize

We’re excited to announce that we’re going to release Mosaic Promise, an ale brewed with a single malt and a single hop, this September. Proceeds from the sale of this new ale will benefit ArtPrize, the world’s largest art competition that takes place annually in Grand Rapids, Mich. Mosaic Promise will be sold in Michigan,…

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Founders at the American Homebrewers Association Conference

The Brewers Association has chosen our hometown of Grand Rapids as the location for the 36th Annual National Homebrewers Conference, taking place June 12-14, 2014. Slots are still available if you’re interested in attending!   The conference includes the following: 55 different seminars 80 expert speakers Keynote address by our co-founders, Dave Engbers and Mike…

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Founders All-Star Lineup at Philly Beer Week 2014

We announced our lineup of eleven Philly Beer Week 2014 events today, including an All-Star Road Show event on Sunday, June 1, from 4-11pm at World Cafe Live. “All-Star” refers to both the draft lineup and the FBC All-Stars, the official brewery band, who will be playing a live show that evening. The All-Star draft lineup for…

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Announcing Founders Fest 2014 Lineup

We are very happy to announce the lineup for Founders Fest 2014! Founders Fest 2014: A Celebration of Beer & Music, June 21, 2014 3-11pm This year’s lineup includes: LETTUCE Modern Day Funk, Brooklyn, NY   CHARLES BRADLEY & HIS EXTRAORDINAIRES Rhythm & Blues, Soul, Brooklyn, NY   BREAK SCIENCE Electric Duo, Brooklyn, NY  …

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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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Sweet Repute Taproom Release Details

Tickets for Sweet Repute, our next Backstage Series release, go on sale on Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 11am EST! Sweet Repute is a high-gravity wheat wine aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels, and is the 8th installment in our popular Backstage Series. Like others in our Backstage Series, Sweet Repute is available in 750mL…

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Taproom Closed Sept. 3 – 15 for Construction; Reopen Sept. 16

As we’re nearing the end of our expansion completion, we’re seeing changes happen and happen quickly. The trailers that we were using for our company store and bathroom have been removed from our “front yard” to make space for our construction team to finish up work on our beer garden. Because of this, our store…

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Philly Beer Week 2013: Thank You!

A huge thank you to the people of Philly for showing Founders such a great time during Philly Beer Week 2013! Extra special thanks to the following spots for hosting us during the week: Uno Chicago Grill Kite and Key Blue Dog Tavern South Philadelphia Tap Room Jose Pistola’s The P.O.P.E. Isaac Newton’s TIME Good…

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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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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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