Bottle of Founders KBS
2019 KBS Release

We’re pleased to announce the release of 2019 KBS, one of our favorite and most-anticipated releases of the year. While our distribution has grown leaps and bounds over the years and our Barrel-Aged Series is available in more markets than ever, we want to ensure our local community has the opportunity to get KBS before anyone else.

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Various kinds of Founders beers
Michigan, We Love You

We love our state. Like really, really love it. It’s shaped like a mitten. That’s cool thing #1. It’s home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, complete with sand dunes and freshwater lakes, perfect for swimming. That’s cool thing #2. It has a ton of breweries that produce some of the best beer in the entire country. Cool thing #3. But there’s more:

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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 Recipes 2018

Our favorite food-centric holiday is just around the corner and we couldn’t be more thrilled. Because, you know, food. Our Culinary Director, Justin, created a spread of Thanksgiving sides made with – get this – our beer! And they are delicious. 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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