Bottle of Founders Endurance Ale and All Day IPA
A Brief History of All Day IPA

It started in 2009. Our Brewmaster, Jeremy Kosmicki, wanted a beer that was easy to drink, light in alcohol, yet just as flavorful as a full-bodied IPA. Try as he might, he just couldn’t find one to fit that specific criteria. So, he did as any good brewer would, and set out to brew the beer he wanted to drink.

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Cans of Founders beer sitting on ledge
Happy Pride Month!

When we opened our doors in downtown Grand Rapids, MI almost 21 years ago, we made a commitment that all would be welcome in our taproom, no matter class, race, gender or sexual orientation. Beer brings people together and we wanted our taproom to reflect that.

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Can of Founders All Day IPA in backpack
A Message From Our Sustainability Coordinator: Leave No Trace

Hey y’all, Liz Wonder here, Founders’ Sustainability Coordinator and outdoor enthusiast!

I love going for long hikes and enjoying all the beauty the Mitten State has to offer, but it can be really disappointing to see litter or old bonfire remnants in the middle of an otherwise pristine view. Luckily, there is an awesome organization dedicated to training and educating folks on how to enjoy nature without leaving lasting negative impacts.

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Can and glass of Founders Pc Pils and plate of crackers and dip
PC Pils Recipe: PC Pi(ls)mento Cheese

We’ve long been proponents of cheese and beer pairings – in fact, we don’t remember a time where our taproom’s Beer Cheese Dip wasn’t the top-selling item. As nicely as a hunk of sharp cheddar pairs with a pint of Rubaeus or some hearty blue cheese with a glass of Breakfast Stout, we also think there’s plenty of room for beer and cheese to coexist in one, fantastic dish. 

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