20 Years Over Beers – Episode 4: Brewed for Us

A couple years in and Mike and Dave were brewing beers they thought people wanted – amber ales, pale ales, wheat beer – but things were not going well. The brewery was quickly losing money and they had to make some drastic changes or they would have to close the doors.

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New Beer Release: Green Zebra, Brewed For ArtPrize 2017

For the fifth year, we’re brewing a beer to benefit ArtPrize, an art competition hosted in our hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Previous ArtPrize series beers include Mosaic Promise, Pale Joe, Spectra Trifecta and more. This year, we’re looking forward to exercising our creativity again with a style new to our lineup.

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Tribute on the Grand 2017

We’re excited to once again host Tribute on the Grand, a fundraising event to benefit Grand Rapids Whitewater, on Saturday, August 19, 2017 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids. The musical lineup will include Saved by the 90’s (you guessed it, a 90’s cover band) and Hotel California (an Eagles tribute band), Sweet Diezel Jenkens,…

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KBS Week 2017

Hey there! KBS Week will take place March 6-11, 2017 in Grand Rapids, MI. For details regarding KBS bottle ticket sales, tappings around town, exclusive hotel packages and more, head to KBSWeek.com. Hope to see you there! Note: The Michigan release of KBS will take place on March 13. Our remaining distribution network will see KBS…

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ArtPrize Nine: Show Your Art in Our Taproom

ArtPrize Nine (September 20 to October 8, 2017) may be months away, but we cannot stop envisioning what beautiful work will adorn our taproom walls come fall. Which got us to thinking…. what if we asked our incredibly talented artist/imbiber community what artwork they would create for our taproom or beer garden if they had the chance? With a space as large and…

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Founders Film Series at Celebration! Cinemas

Join us at Celebration! Cinemas this spring for the Founders Film Series, where we pair our favorite movies alongside beers from our lineup. Movies are chosen for different reasons: sometimes the titles pair nicely or there’s a unique character reference. Often, it’s simply because we love the beer and the movie and want the pleasure of enjoying ’em at the…

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Tribute on the Grand Success

This past Saturday, September, 10, we partnered with FOX17 to host the very first Tribute on the Grand, a fundraising event in support of Grand Rapids Whitewater. Despite the inclement weather early in the day, the event was a huge success, raising $200,000 (our initial goal was $25,000!) for Grand Rapids Whitewater and their efforts…

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2016 Australian International Beer Awards

We are proud to announce that six of our beers won some hardware at the 2016 Australian International Beer Awards! The AIBA is the largest annual beer competition in the world that judges both packaged and draft beer. In 2015, it amassed 1,699 entries from over 311 breweries across the world! Needless to say, amongst such a high volume…

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Volunteer at Founders Fest 2016!

Want to volunteer at Founders Fest 2016? Here’s how to secure your spot: 1. All volunteers must be 21+ with a valid ID. No exceptions. 2. Attend our Mandatory Volunteer Meeting: Held on Sunday, June 5th from 12:30-1:30pm in the Centennial Room (235 Grandville Ave – second level above the taproom, accessible through the Company…

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Bring Me To Black Party Weekend Recap

Two months ago, we launched a first-of-its-kind contest asking you, our beloved fans, to submit your favorite Founders Brewing Co. memory for the chance to win a trip to the Black Party, the annual celebration of our darkest beers. After meticulously sifting through nearly 2,000 entries, we somehow managed to name ten winners. Not an easy task…

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