Founders Presents: Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds

Our friends in the Brooklyn-based soul band Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds have a passion for music that has made them one of the best acts to ever grace our Taproom stage. Since our beginnings in the Brassworks Building, the taproom has nurtured the growth of local, national and international artists alike, along with being…

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What Does Founders Mean to Us?

Prior to our annual company party, we thought it’d be a good idea to ask employees what Founders means to them. The answers were spread across a pretty wide spectrum, ranging from “opportunity” to “shifties and camaraderie” with a few exercises in alliteration thrown in too. The number one answer, though? Family. Dysfunctional, yes, but…

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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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Love Our Beer Cheese Dip? Try it at home!

We sold a whopping 2,900+ beer cheese dips this past month and to celebrate this beloved Taproom deli dish, we’re sharing the recipe with you! Our head chef, Justin, was kind enough to break it down. Here’s what you’ll need: (1) 8 oz. block of cream cheese 2 oz. grated smoked Gouda cheese 1/2 cup Centennial IPA…

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Coming This Summer: Untombed Ale, Brewed in Honor of the King Tut Exhibit at the Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Discovery of King Tut, an exhibit that allows visitors to experience what it was like for Howard Carter and his team when they first discovered the tomb of Tutakhamun in 1922, is coming to the Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) this spring–and the museum has asked us to make a special beer in honor…

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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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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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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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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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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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