Announcing Northern California and Nevada Distribution!

We are beyond excited to announce that we’re bringing our beers to the West Coast! We will start distributing in Northern California and Nevada starting in October 2015. “We’re thrilled to continue to expand our distribution in the West where there is such appreciation for craft beer.” said Co-Founder & CEO Mike Stevens. “Northern California and Nevada…

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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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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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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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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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New Bright Tank Installation

A bit of time-lapse photography documenting the installation of our second new bright tank (more tanks are coming in as I write this and likely as you read this). More beer is on its way, and soon! We love you all for your support, which has helped us get to this exciting point!

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Our New Mash/Lauter Tun

Check out our new mash/lauter tun! This photo is from the day it was delivered to our production facility. For those of you who don’t know, a mash/lauter tun is where the malted barley and water are incorporated and the starch converts to fermentable sugars. Our spent grain then goes to a farmer to use…

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Expansion: Part III

We are extremely excited to see a roof beginning to form on our new facility! And, as Mike Stevens commented on our last post, we are scheduled to complete construction on the manufacturing side by December 15. Come cheer these men and women along because the sooner it gets completed, the sooner we can start…

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