Bourbon barrels filled with KBS have been aging in the caves beneath our fine city of Grand Rapids for a year and were delivered to our production facility yesterday (see above).
The official distribution release date for KBS is the Ides of March (3/15). However, we’re having our KBS release party in our taproom three days earlier, on Saturday, March 12. We’ll see you here if you want to be one of the first to try the 2011 batch of KBS (bottled and on tap). Doors open at 11am (as usual) and evening entertainment will begin at 9:30pm. Limit one case per customer, while supplies last.
Due to the blizzard-like conditions and concern for both your safety and ours,
The Founders Taproom and Deli will open today, Wednesday, February 2nd at 4pm. (Not 11am)
We apologize for the inconvenience.
All of our ingredients and processes for the beers we distribute are vegan friendly with two exceptions: Breakfast Stout and KBS both contain chocolate.
Our head brewer, Jeremy, does use some honey in taproom beers from time to time (e.g., Honey Wheat).
Image thanks to Phil Dokas, who added it to our Flickr pool.
The Taproom will be CLOSED on Sunday, January 16th, and will re-open on Monday, January 17th at 11am.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Alrighty folks, barring any unforeseen circumstances, it¬†appears as if our brand new deli will be up, running, and ready-to-go by the time we open on Wednesday, January 12th! All apologies for the¬†recent inconveniences; it has all been in the interest of bringing you a better Founders, and¬†we think you’ll like the changes: better equipment, new sandwiches (!), an order AND pick-up window… amongst other really cool things. Needless, to say, we’re very excited!
Hope to see you for lunch AND dinner!
Due to some unforeseen delays, our taproom deli will not be opening until the middle of next week (the week of January 9). Until it opens, you’re welcome to bring in your own food. We also have delivery menus available if you’d like to order some food (“Five pizzas to 235 Grandville Ave, please!”), and everyone’s favorite munchies‚Äîpeanuts and pretzels & cheese‚Äîwill still be on hand at the bar.
Thanks for your patience as we work to make a better Founders for everyone. We think you’ll like the changes we have planned.
As our internal expansion and improvements round third base, we’re happy to announce that the Taproom will be open at 4pm on Tuesday, January 4th.
Unfortunately, we will be without the services of our beloved delicatessen. It is tentatively scheduled to re-open at 11am on Thursday, January 6th. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Tuesday’s Open-Mic night with Nicholas James and Jason Heystek will proceed as regularly scheduled, and the weekend’s entertainment with Northern Skies (1/6) and The Fainting Generals (1/8) will not be affected.
In the meantime, feel free to bring in your own grub, and we¬†do have some delivery menus available for your perusal if you need to munch on something. (Deli closure does not affect the availability of bar munchies. Peanuts and pretzels & cheese will be available at the bar.)
Hopefully on Thursday the new deli will be fully operational and kicking out awesome sandwiches yet again.
As you may have noticed, we are knee-deep in¬†the process of our¬†expansion, and are currently undergoing a series of interior renovations. As a result of this, the Taproom will be closed Sunday, January 2nd and Monday, January 3rd. We will reopen on Tuesday, January 4th at 4pm and¬†will resume normal business hours, 11am-2am on Wednesday, January 5th.¬†
We apologize for the inconvenience, but we think you’ll like the changes.
Notes: On Tuesday, January 4th, we may be without the services of the Founders Delicatessen, and may have to work around the construction on Wednesday and Thursday, but will operate under our normal business hours on those days, 11am-2am.
Thanks to all of you for making 2010 one of our best years yet‚Äîlet’s raise a glass [of craft beer] to 2011!
Enjoy the holidays with your friends and family.
The Founders Family
Our Breakfast Stout has been quite the hit lately with foodies. We’ve compiled a few of the recent articles that mention it as an ingredient in a recipe or as a perfect pairing. All of these would work well for a holiday get together.
Please share your Breakfast Stout recipe and/or pairing in the comments!
We got our first new tank in this morning. Here are some photos (taken by co-owner Dave Engbers) of its delivery.
It just fit in through the doorway:
And the bright tank is now officially in our brewery:
More photos to come!