We hope that you will join us for limited tours of our production facility on Saturdays at 11:15am and 11:45am and Tuesdays at 5:30pm. Tours are $10 each and include a Founders logo pint glass. We are also offering a combined tour and tasting experience on Saturdays at 12:30pm for $30. In addition to the tour of our production facility, you will participate in a guided tasting of all of our regularly distributed beers, as well as something special. (Don’t ask us what it will be—it will vary and may not be determined until the day of the tasting. Surprises are fun.)
We are humbled to have been voted the third highest rated brewery in the world in 2013, and we attribute these accolades to our team’s dedication to the craft of brewing and to our world-class production facility. Prior to 2013, we only opened the doors to see the inner workings of our production facility for our wholesale and retail partners. Now, we are excited to share our facility with you.
One of our education ambassadors will guide you through both of our brewhouses—our original 30 barrel system and our 2011 addition, an 85 barrel Steinecker Combicube B to which we added another mash tun and kettle in April 2013; our cellar, with fermenters and bright tanks of various shapes and sizes; our on-site warehouse; and our packaging hall, which includes a KHS kegging line, a Krones bottling line, a depalletizer and lowerator. a recently installed canning line and a new palletizer. All of this equipment helps us produce enough beer to be the 30th largest craft brewery by sales volume in 2012—and we continue to grow. Our education ambassadors will explain what is unique about our process and will answer any questions that you may have along the way.
Each tour is limited to 12 people and can last anywhere from 30-50 minutes, dependent on how much you want to know—so come armed with questions! All tours are nonrefundable. Please arrive on time as our tours will begin promptly at their specified start times. Tours are 21 and up. Closed toe shoes are required. Email us at tours [at] foundersbrewing [dot] com with any questions or concerns that you may have ahead of time. Also, please note that if a date is not listed as available in the drop down menu above, that means that it is either sold out or not available.