Cans of Founders All Day IPA
Contract Brewing at Avery

As our volume continues to grow, so does our need for production solutions outside of our Grand Rapids facilities. In finding a solution, we worked with our friends at Avery Brewing Co. in Colorado to make this happen!

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Yeast on microscope disk
Our Beer, Our Yeast

Beer wouldn’t be possible without yeast, and no one knows that better than our very own Microbiologist, Wade Begrow. Not many are aware of the integral role yeast plays in the beer we brew (and drink) so, in the name of education, we sat Wade down and asked him some burning, yeast-related questions.

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Bottle of Founders Backwood's Bastard with glass and carrots
Thanksgiving Beer Recipes

Our favorite food-centric holiday is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Because, you know, food. Friend of the brewery and culinary genius, Justin, created a spread of Thanksgiving sides made with – get this – our beer! Check them out below:

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Can of Founders Solid Gold with onion rings
Solid Gold Battered Onion Rings Recipe

Our Culinary Director, Justin Golinski, is at it again with his latest hit: Solid Gold Battered Onion Rings. Not only do they represent all four food groups (beer, onions, oil, batter) they’re also dang delicious! Grab the recipe below and don’t forget to share with us on social media tagged with #brewedforus!

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Harvesting hops
Harvest Ale 2018

Every fall, we get the privilege of making our wet-hopped ale, Harvest Ale. We take wet hop cones exclusively from Michigan hop farms, they’re picked in the morning and used as soon as possible that day. That freshness really makes a difference.

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Can of Founders Trigo
Trigo: Brewed for ArtPrize 2018

For our 2018 ArtPrize beer Trigo, we reached out to our immensely talented Founders Family to create a piece of original work for the label. This year, that honor went to culinary team member Cody Levon, an incredible kitsch painter whose work emulates the beautiful methods of the old masters.

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