A Brief History On Why Founders is Called Founders

Ever wonder why Founders is called ‘Founders?’ Years and years (and years) ago, when Mike and Dave decided to open up a brewery, their first step was securing a location. They had their eye on a historic building in downtown Grand Rapids, MI and, after speaking with the property developer, they learned some interesting information about the space.

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Detroit Taproom

The city of Detroit and Founders have a lot in common – we hit rock bottom and we bounced right back. It took years of hard work, tenacity and a regret nothing attitude, but we did it and we see those struggles reflected in the struggles and ultimate triumph of Detroit.

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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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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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