KBS Week 2016!

We are pumped to announce the third annual KBS Week, in honor of the release of Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) this year! KBS Week will be taking place from Monday, March 7 through Saturday, March 12 with the taproom KBS release party capping off the week on March 12 from 11am-2am. KBS will be released across the…

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Vote for Us for Best Brewpub/Beer Label/Beer Scene in the U.S.!

USA Today is looking to name the Best Brewpub in the U.S. and, darnit, we’d like to be on the receiving end of that award! The award will go to the best establishment that brews their own beers and serves them alongside a stellar menu. If you’ve ever looked around our taproom while enjoying a beer,…

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Backstage Series Release: Mango Magnifico is Coming Back!

We are happy to introduce our first Backstage Series beer of 2016: Mango Magnifico con Calor! The release of Mango Magnifico will mark the 15th installment in our popular Backstage Series and it will be the second time Mango Magnifico has graced the stage, the first time being in 2013. Mango Magnifico is a high-gravity fruit beer…

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We’re Expanding!

We’re excited to announce that we’re expanding…again! We’ve been expanding our current 235 Grandville location for years, but we’ve grown to fill a full city block and have no more space to grow into. This time, we’re adding an additional building, located just a mile south of our current taproom and brewing facility. So, what’s happening…

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Brewed for Film: A Film Series – Spring 2016

We are happy to announce the spring run of Brewed for Film: A Film Series. The series will now be showing at: Celebration! Cinema North (Grand Rapids) Celebration! Cinema in Mount Pleasant Celebration! Cinema in Portage Studio! C (Okemos) Cinema Carousel (Muskegon) This ten-week series, for those ages 21 and older, is on Wednesdays at 8pm and tickets are just…

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Introducing First Seasonal of 2016: Azacca IPA

Please join us in welcoming Azacca IPA, an IPA brewed with just one, relatively new, experimental hop as our first seasonal offering of 2016! Azacca IPA will be available across our entire distribution footprint on draft and in 12oz. bottles beginning in January 2016 through March with a suggested retail price of $9.99/six-pack. Azacca IPA is…

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Dirty Bastard to be Released in 12-Pack Cans

We’re thrilled to announce the addition of Dirty Bastard Scotch ale in a 12-pack of 12 ounce cans, affectionately known as the “Dirty Dozen”. These 12-packs will be available in our taproom on 11/4 and across our entire distribution footprint starting in November. Like our other can packages, the suggested retail price for the Dirty Dozen is…

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2015 ArtPrize Artists at Founders

Each fall our home city of Grand Rapids hosts ArtPrize, an open art competition decided by public vote and expert jury.  162 locations throughout the city, including our Taproom, display works of art by artists from across the world.  More than $50,000 is awarded to the winning artists each year. We’re thrilled to present work by…

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Announcing New Mexico Distribution!

We’re excited to announce that we’ve partnered with Premier Distributing Co. to offer our beers throughout the state of New Mexico beginning in October 2015! “We’re thrilled to work with Premier Distributing Co. to offer Founders for the first time in New Mexico,” said Co-Founder & CEO Mike Stevens. “The addition of new markets is always exciting, and New…

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New Markets of Distribution: The Dakotas and Western Minnesota!

We’ve partnered with Johnson Brothers to offer our beers across the Dakotas and in Western Minnesota beginning in June 2015. Beer enthusiasts in these markets will now have the opportunity to enjoy Founders’ world-class products without having to leave their hometowns. “We’re looking forward to getting our beer to all of the Midwestern states with…

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KBS Week 2015

We’re happy to announce the second annual KBS Week, in honor of the release of Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) this year. The beer will be available starting March 30 across our distribution footprint, but visitors to and residents of Grand Rapids will be able to enjoy it March 9–14. KBS is our most infamous beer….

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An Update from Our Co-Founders

Dear Beer Enthusiasts, Founders was first dreamt up about 20 years ago, when my fellow co-founder Dave and I were in college, imagining what we wanted to do with the rest of our lives. We were admittedly a bit foolhardy back in those days. The first chapter of our story was marked by years of…

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