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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The Founders Barry-Roubaix Killer Gravel Road Race, March 22

Something fun for cyclists planning to come to town for KBS Week: We are once again partnering with Kisscross Events to host the annual Barry-Roubaix bicycle race, which is the largest gravel road race in the country. The event kicks off the region’s cycling season and challenges thousands of bikers against the Barry County elements,…

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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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Special Pale Ale Label Created for Christening of Gerald R. Ford Aircraft Carrier

We’ve created a special label for our Pale Ale in honor of the christening of the Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) aircraft carrier, named for the 38th President of the United States who grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan. During the week of November 3, this special label Pale Ale will be on draft, along…

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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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Brewer’s Grove Project: Taproom Beer to Benefit Friends of GR Parks

We will be participating in the Brewer’s Grove Project to benefit the Friends of GR Parks during the week of August 4-10: We will have a 100-Year Oak IPA (Centennial IPA aged on oak) on tap in our taproom only during that week, and we will be donating $1 from each pint sold to the…

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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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Urban Waters Federal Partnership Endorses Grand Rapids Whitewater

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, in partnership with the White House Council on Environmental Quality, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the U.S. Department of the Interior has announced that the Urban Waters Federal Partnership is including the Grand River is one of 11 new locations that they’ve pinpointed to restore waterways, help local economies, create jobs…

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Founders Is the Official Brewery of ArtPrize

ArtPrize, the radically open, international art competition, today announced that we have signed on as a premier leadership sponsor and will be the official brewery of ArtPrize for the next five years. The agreement will allow both us and ArtPrize to capitalize on our respective platforms and nationwide growth. “We approached ArtPrize because we love…

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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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