Taproom Construction Time Lapse: April To November 2013

Check out this video that The Scientist put together. It condenses over seven months of time lapse footage of our most recent building expansion, including our Centennial Room, beer garden, taproom expansion and new offices. Thanks to AOK Music for the track!

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Distribution in Kansas City, KS; Lincoln & Omaha, NE, Starting December 2013

We’re expanding our distribution territory to include greater Kansas City, Kansas, represented by Central States Beverage; Omaha, Nebraska, represented by Premier-Midwest Beverage; and Lincoln, Nebraska, represented by K&Z Distributing. We plan to launch in these three metro areas beginning the week of December 2, 2013. Kansas City, Omaha and Lincoln residents can expect to find…

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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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Company Store Downtime

Our on-site company store will be closed for remodeling starting Monday, August 12, so that the space out front of our taproom can be transformed into a beer garden (see below)! Our on-site store will reopen when the rest of our expansion is complete in September. We encourage you to visit our online store in the…

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Florida: We’re Coming!

This guy didn’t make it, but if you can hold on just a bit longer, we’ll be there for you, Floridians! (Thanks to Twitter follower @FLfreak for sending this cartoon our way, adapted from the original work by Funday Morning.) After multiple delays, due to the expansion of our production facility taking longer than we…

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Production Expansion Update

Over the last couple of months we have been tight on production, and we have watched warehouse inventories, including ours and those of our distributors, affected by a perfect storm of activity. The good news is we’ve watched sales in our existing markets continue well beyond the craft industry average, and thus we’ve had to…

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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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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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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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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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