There are few things that our Microbiologist, Wade, will leave his Yeast Lab for and, lucky for us, writing about yeast is one of them! Educate yourself below on the magic that is cryogenic yeast storage from the man himself:
“I kiss her – I say I’ll be back – and I walk down the hill to start selling beer in the craft beer industry and my first kid is born.”
Join us at Celebration! Cinemas this fall for the Founders Film Series, where we pair our favorite movies alongside our favorite beers. This latest series may be our best one yet – check it out below!
From Beer City USA to the Motor City, Founders is coming for YOU, Detroit!
Rubaeus defies subtlety and is the perfect accompaniment to those long days, no matter the season, with a friend by your side and adventure out in front of you. Enjoy summer year-round with Rubaeus.
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.
Summer is in full swing and there is no better beer to enjoy it with than All Day IPA. And, now through August 15, you can unlock our Untappd ‘Session Boldly Summer’ badge when you check in one All Day IPA!
Who doesn’t love a good crab cake? Probably no one after they try this recipe for All Day IPA Crab Cakes by our very own Culinary Director, Justin Golinski. From the chef, “The citrus notes in the All Day IPA pair beautifully with the mild flavor of the crab. Couple that with the Matcha-Lime Mayo and you have an appetizer or even a quick dinner option ready to go. Cool? Cool.”
Each September, we return to Yakima, WA, for what is probably every brewer in the U.S.’s favorite time of year – the annual hop harvest. Throughout the course of just a couple of weeks, our brewing team will select new, experimental hop varieties from the many farms scattered across the valley, re-up contracts for some of our heavy-hitting favorites (i.e. Amarillo, Simcoe, Cascade) and meet with the growers who make it all happen, most of whom we call friends. Learn more about exactly what goes on during those weeks here.
On August 19, we are preparing to host our second annual Tribute on the Grand event on the banks of the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids! Because the event is in direct support of Grand Rapids Whitewater, we thought we’d check in with GRWW’s Matt Chapman to see how the project is progressing. Last year’s event raised over $200,000 for the cause!
“I never brew a beer to style. I brew to taste. And this beer tastes really good.” -Jeremy Kosmicki
We are pleased to announce the next beer in our Barrel-Aged Series and, get ready, because this one is a 14.2% ABV doozy:
We are happy to debut our updated packaging!
We can’t get enough of our perfectly crisp American-hopped pilsner, PC Pils, especially now that summer has (pretty much) arrived. And, now through July 5, we’ve partnered with Untappd to give you even more of a reason to pick some up – introducing the Profoundly Crushable, Pleasantly Crisp badge!
We’re counting down the days until the 10th annual Founders Fest, our annual celebration of beer and live music! We’ll be shutting down the streets surrounding the brewery, bringing in some kickass live music, local food vendors and artists – and, of course, we will be pouring beer. A lot of it. Advanced tickets are now available for a discounted ticket price of $40 – get yours here.
This year’s lineup is one of the best yet, with headliners Umphrey’s McGee and Blues Traveler setting the tone. Hear a few tracks from each of the live acts we’ll be hosting on our stage come June 17, 2017:
In a lot of ways, All Day IPA is the ultimate “jack of all trades” beer. Full of flavor yet light in body, it satisfies an array of palates, moods, adventures and more.
And, it’s also damn good when used as an ingredient in dessert. Seriously. Case in point: our Culinary Director’s recipe for All Day IPA Lemon Bars. Creamy, citrusy, bright and buttery, these will convince even the most skeptical of friends that beer belongs in dessert. The recipe is relatively easy to execute too, so you may even convince yourself that you’re a pretty good baker.
UPDATE – Our winners have been chosen!
Join our education team this summer for our upcoming Palate Exploration events:
On May 11, we’re thrilled to have Jenna Arcidiacono, owner and chef of Amore Trattoria Italiana back for our first-ever veggie palate exploration! If Chef Jenna is at the helm we’re willing to wager that even the most devout carnivore will walk away satisfied.
On June 1 we’re going NUTS! We’re going to be pairing different varieties of nuts with our friends at Ferris Coffee. We’ll be trying a few different varieties as well as seeing what happens when you add various flavorings to the mix.
Dave and I have always considered our taproom the heart of the brewery, the place where the Founders culture and spirit is most alive, the thing that consistently reminds us of why we embarked on this journey in the first place. It is there where titles are checked at the door and you can rub elbows with some unlikely characters (and find you have more in common with them than not). It is a place where a love of great beer, delicious food and a good time is all that’s needed to enjoy. It’s our home and all are welcome in it.
What has more coastline than our home state of Michigan, over half of the world’s glaciers and a thirst for quality beer? Well, Alaska, of course, and we are happy to announce we are headed that way come May 2017!
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