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Our Detroit taproom taplist brings some of your Founders favorites together with Motown-only offerings.

PLEASE NOTE: All beers with an asterisk (*) are available exclusively at the Detroit taproom.

Tap selection subject to availability. Please call 313.335.3440 to confirm.

Detroit taproom as of April 20th at 11:22 am:

Class 1

  • Great Lakes Nitro Coffee <0.5 %
    Nitro cold brew features the effervescence of pressurized nitrogen infusion, thereby forming a creamy head and a shower of cascading bubbles. The result is creamy, mellowed coffee flavor with a smooth and silky mouthfeel.
  • 2 Chainz Black IPA 7.1 %
    This beer was brewed in memory of our friend and co-worker “2 Chainz” Jon Yarrington. Brewed using Midnight Wheat & Crystal malts, Amarillo, Chinook, Azacca & Mosaic hops and finished with a solid dry hop. Black IPA was his favorite beer so raise a glass in his honor.
  • All Day Vacay 4.6 %
    Take a well-earned respite from the mundane and let this session wheat ale whisk you away with its slight summery sweetness. Complemented by delicate notes of citrus, it’s the perfect companion for any type of adventure.
  • All Day IPA 4.7 %
    Session IPA
  • Centennial IPA 7.2 %
    The Standard by which all IPAs are measured...and most found wanting.
  • Dirty Bastard 8.5 %
    A Scotch Ale, dark ruby in color and brewed with seven varieties of imported malts. Complex in finish, with hints of smoke and peat, paired with a malty richness and a right hook of hop power to give it the bad attitude that a beer named Dirty Bastard has to live up to. Ain’t for the wee lads
  • Dunkelstiltskin 5.7 %
    German Dunkel with a rich, chocolate malt aroma and transforms into a clean, light bodied lager.
  • Echo Base ESB 6.3 %
    Brewed with English malts & Challenger hops, it lures with an aroma of tantalizing toasted caramel & pleasant fruity floral hops.
  • Fuzzy Stephanie Hefeweizen 6 %
    A mash-up recipe of a Bavarian Hefeweizen and a Wheat IPA. Brewed with wheat and caramalt then hopped and dry-hopped exclusively with Michigan Cashmere hops. Fuzzy Stephanie is fermented with Hefeweizen yeast for a unique blend of the aromas of berry mixed with traditional Hefeweizen tropical notes.
  • Grapefruit Seltzer 4.5 %
    Más Agave Premium Hard Seltzer is a refreshing foray into the future made with blue agave nectar, cane sugar, real fruit juice and a dash of sea salt for good measure.
  • Lime 4.5 %
    Más Agave Premium Hard Seltzer is a refreshing foray into the future made with blue agave nectar, cane sugar, real fruit juice and a dash of sea salt for good measure.
  • Moon Rambler IPA 6.4 %
    Moon Rambler IPA touches down with a big dose of Azacca, Mosaic and Cascade hops that provide a blast of tropical fruitiness, assisted by a classic foundation of wheat and oats. Milk sugar is added to create a sweet yet slight creaminess; giving it a round mouth feel, remarkably less bitter taste and fuller body than your typical IPA. Ramble on.
  • Red’s Rye IPA (Draft) 6.6 %
    The overwhelming Employee and Mug Club Favorite! This Red IPA brewed with Rye malt, showcases the absolute best the Amarillo hop has to offer
  • Solid Gold 4.4 %
    Our take on a classic, Solid Gold is a drinkable premium lager brewed with the highest quality ingredients.
  • Thing 1 6.5 %
    Brewed with an experimental hop variety yet to be named, this IPA was designed to showcase these fun new tropical hops against the backdrop of 2-row, crystal light and carapils malts. Bright, clean and crisp, Thing 1 has plenty of room to bounce around on your palate before calming down with a nice, dry finish.
  • $3 Pint Special - Thing 2 6.5 %
    Brewed with an experimental hop variety yet to be named, this IPA was designed to showcase a unique new hop never before consumed by man! Set against the backdrop of 2-row, crystal light and carapils malt, Thing 2 features eclectic notes of stone fruit, pineapple, grapefruit, vanilla, pomme and a hint of woody goodness.
  • Unraveled IPA 6.6 %
    Brewed with some of our favorite American hops, and dry hopped with traditional hop pellets along with lupulin powder, Unraveled IPA is incredibly flavorful and aromatic.

Class 2

  • Breakfast Stout 8.3 %
    The Coffee lover’s consummate beer. Brewed with flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and two types of coffee, it has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped by a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever.
  • Big Luscious 7.8 %
    A rich and robust stout serves as the foundation for this decadent dessert beer. Raspberries lend a tart and refreshing sweetness while the addition of dark chocolate takes it to an indulgent level. Big, yet balanced, Big Luscious is perfect for sharing with friends and family. Or you can keep it all to yourself. We won’t tell.
  • Hazy IPA - Mothership #17 8.2 %
    This is usually the point where we’d hit you with a ‘haze’ pun but we thought we’d keep it fairly straightforward – just like our Hazy IPA. A bold array of hops lends juicy citrus and tropical notes to every sip while 2-row malt, oat and wheat combine to create a creamy mouthfeel with reduced bitterness. As far as hazy puns go, we’ll leave that up to you – we’ll stay focused on the beer.
  • Imperial Stout 10.5 %
    Brewed with an abundance of malts, this stout is smooth as silk, yet complex and rich in body.
  • Nitro U.N.I.T.Y Mint Mocha Stout 5.6 %
    Our third annual Unite Brew in celebration of International Women’s Day is a collaboration between the women of Founders Grand Rapids and Detroit! This year’s theme is Compassion, so Founders has arranged to donate funds to support women in both cities through Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries, Pink Boots Society, and Women’s Resource Center in Grand Rapids. Brewers Laura Houser and Natalie Iseli-Smith came together to brew sister Nitro Oatmeal Coffee Stout recipes while each giving theirs a substantial twist: Natalie’s in Detroit is minty fresh and chocolaty sweet, made with real Andes mints, milk + dark chocolate liquor, lactose and Ethiopian coffee from Great Lakes Coffee Roasting Co…while Laura’s in Grand Rapids features smooth coffee character and a fun burst of Cinnamon from actual cinnamon roasted coffee!
  • Nitro Rubaeus 5.7 %
    Our Pure Raspberry Ale poured on Nitrogen for a creamy smooth finish! *5min pour* Promise it is well worth the wait!
  • Rubaeus 5.7 %
    Pure Raspberry Ale
  • Second Thought Apricot Wheat 5.9 %
    Playful and refreshing this American Apricot Wheat is simple and easy-going with an alluringly juicy apricot aroma, low malt sweetness, even lower Amarillo and Lemondrop hop presence and a nice clean finish.

Class 3

  • B.A. Black Rye 11.3 %
    Aged for 3 years in Bourbon barrels. Fresh hopped after wood with Cascade hops.
  • B.A. Dissenter IPL 10.8 %
    3 year aged Bourbon barrel aged Imperial Pale Lager fresh hopped after wood with Simcoe and Centennial hops
  • Better Half 12.7 %
    What tames an old ale like Curmudgeon? The tender embrace of oak and sweet maple, that’s what. The result is Curmudgeon’s Better Half, a harmonious matrimony of our deceptively smooth old ale brewed with molasses and time spent aging in bourbon barrels that have previously held maple syrup. Because all counterparts should be sweet, rich and utterly delicious.
  • Brandy B.A. Quad Pro Quo 13.2 %
    A Belgian Quad aged for 1 year in Brandy barrels. Sweet and candy-like aroma and flavor with a warming finish.
  • Blushing Monk 9.2 %
    The epitome of our love of fruit beer, Blushing Monk is brewed with a ridiculous amount of raspberries and Belgian yeast.
  • CBS 11.3 %
    Rich maple syrup, roasted coffee and velvety chocolate meld together in what can only be described as a transcendental drinking experience.
  • KBS 12 %
    The vintage, 2017 version of our famed Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Chocolate Coffee Stout. The Legend that put our barrel-aged beer series on the map.
  • Mothership #16 Maple Bourbon B.A. Frangelic Mountain Brown 11 %
    The beer that pushed the coffee beer envelope returns with a twist. The sweet and nutty coffee notes of Frangelic Mountain Brown soar after they’re introduced to bourbon barrels that previously housed maple syrup – adding complexity to an already sophisticated brown ale. Maple Barrel-Aged Frangelic Mountain Brown will once again change the way you view coffee beers.
  • Nemesis - Bottleshop Series Installment #1 11.2 %
    What’s your Nemesis? Ours is a barleywine-style ale brewed with roasted malts and no shortage of hops for a pleasantly bitter, booming flavor. Pouring with a slight and subtle mahogany hue and a multitude of flavors that melt on your tongue – this is one Nemesis you’ll feel good about keeping around.
  • Nitro Underground Mountain Brown 11.9 %
    Underground Mountain Brown is the harmonious drinking experience only achieved when our imperial brown ale, earthy Sumatra coffee and a year aging in caves below Grand Rapids come together
  • Panther Cub 9.2 %
    A robust porter, Panther Cub is aged in the finest bourbon barrels available along with a kiss of maple syrup and vanilla extract. The aroma of maple and vanilla combine with a surprisingly deep character to make this rare creature one to gaze upon fondly. Don’t let it fool you, this kitty has claws.

Class 4

  • Nitro CBS 11.3 %
    Rich maple syrup, roasted coffee and velvety chocolate meld together in what can only be described as a transcendental drinking experience while the addition of nitrogen imparts a soft, creamy mouthfeel.
  • KBS Espresso 12 %
    KBS gets an extra oomph by getting aged on espresso beans after being removed from barrels, resulting in a snappy coffee twist on our classic barrel-aged beer. Who says you can't start your day with a barrel-aged stout?

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( At least 21 years old )