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Founders Brewing Co.

Founders Brewing Co.

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235 Grandville Ave. SW
Grand Rapids, MI, 49503
United States

616-776-1195

Year Established: 1997

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Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers both had steady jobs when they decided to chase their dreams and open a brewery—which meant writing a business plan, quitting their jobs, and taking out giant loans. They figured if you’re going to live life, you ought to live it hard, without regrets. After some initial challenges, due to making well balanced but unremarkable beers, we were on the verge of bankruptcy. It was at this point that the original Founders team decided to brew the kind of beer that got them excited about brewing in the first place: complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics, bigger body, and tons of flavor. The Founders Family, a group of passionate beer enthusiasts, has grown around this simple philosophy: “We don’t brew beer for the masses. Instead, our beers are crafted for a chosen few, a small cadre of renegades and rebels who enjoy a beer that pushes the limits of what is commonly accepted as taste. In short, we make beer for people like us.”

ID: 863 Last updated 5 days ago Added to database 19 years ago

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67

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653

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Beer | Style | ABV Score
Blushing Monk Belgian Razz
Fruit Lambic| 9.5 %
-
Founder's Backstage Series Double Barrel Bourbon IPA
IPA| -
3.225 (1)
Founder's Endurance Ale
IPA| 4.8 %
-
Founders Azacca
IPA| 7 %
3.571 (4)
Founders 10K IPA
Imperial IPA| 9.1 %
3.075 (1)
Founders 15th Anniversary Bolt Cutter Barleywine
American Barleywine| 15 %
3.520 (2)
Founders 4 Giants Double IPA
Imperial IPA| 9.2 %
3.100 (1)
Founders All Day IPA
IPA| 4.7 %
3.576 (26)
Founders Amber Ale
Amber Ale| 4.9 %
-
Founders American Black Ale
Porter| 6.5 %
3.250 (1)
Founders Backstage Series # 5: 15th Anniversary Bolt Cutter Barley Wine
American Barleywine| 15 %
3.200 (1)
Founders Backstage Series #11: Big Lushious
Imperial Stout| 7.8 %
3.375 (1)
Founders Backwoods Bastard
Scottish Ale| 10.2 %
3.821 (25)
Founders Bad Habit Quad
Abbey Quadrupel| 10.5 %
2.778 (6)
Founders Barrel Aged Series: DKML
Strong Lager| 14.2 %
3.125 (1)
Founders Barrel Runner
Imperial IPA| 11.1 %
3.225 (1)
Founders Big Lushious
Imperial Stout| 7.8 %
3.375 (1)
Founders Black Rye
Rye Beer| 7.5 %
3.830 (17)
Founders Blushing Monk
Fruit Beer| 12.3 %
3.823 (10)
Founders Bourbon Imperial Stout
Imperial Stout| 11 %
3.480 (2)
Founders Breakfast Stout
Coffee Stout| 8.3 %
4.168 (64)
Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout / Founders CBS
Imperial Stout| 9.4 %
4.140 (12)
Founders Centennial IPA
IPA| 7.2 %
3.776 (42)
Founders Cerise
Fruit Beer| 6.5 %
3.374 (12)
Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale
Old Ale| 9.3 %
3.745 (35)
Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half
Old Ale| 12.7 %
3.225 (1)
Founders DankWood
Strong Ale| 12.2 %
3.350 (1)
Founders Dark Penance
American Black Ale| 8.9 %
3.618 (8)
Founders Deca 10th Anniversary Ale
Spiced Beer| 13 %
3.140 (2)
Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA3
Imperial IPA| 12 %
3.708 (24)
Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale
Scottish Ale| 8.5 %
3.744 (58)
Founders Dissenter
Strong Lager| 8.7 %
3.320 (2)
Founders Doom (Backstage Series #6)
Imperial IPA| 10 %
3.240 (2)
Founders Double Trouble Imperial IPA
Imperial IPA| 9.4 %
3.800 (27)
Founders Frangelic Mountain Brown
Brown Ale| 9.6 %
3.750 (5)
Founders Frootwood
Fruit Beer| 8 %
3.260 (2)
Founders Green Zebra
Gose| 4.6 %
3.100 (1)
Founders Harvest Ale
IPA| 6.5 %
3.792 (10)
Founders Imperial Stout
Imperial Stout| 10.5 %
4.135 (34)
Founders Kaiser Curmudgeon
Old Ale| -
3.638 (5)
Founders KBS Espresso
Imperial Stout| 12 %
3.350 (1)
Founders KBS Maple Mackinac Fudge
Imperial Stout| 11 %
3.275 (1)
Founders Kentucky Breakfast Bourbon Aged Stout
Imperial Stout| 10 %
4.247 (40)
Founders Lizard of Koz
Imperial Stout| 10.5 %
3.517 (3)
Founders Mango Magnifico 2013
Fruit Beer| 10 %
3.150 (3)
Founders Más Agave
Gose| 10 %
3.175 (1)
Founders Mosaic Promise
American Pale Ale| 5.5 %
3.438 (5)
Founders Nemesis 2009
Wheatwine| 12 %
3.588 (5)
Founders Nemesis 2010
American Barleywine| 12 %
3.417 (3)
Founders Nitro Oatmeal Stout
Oatmeal Stout| 4.5 %
3.725 (5)
Founders Noble Lager
Lager| 4.9 %
-
Founders Pale Ale
American Pale Ale| 5.4 %
3.314 (19)
Founders Pale Joe
Spiced Beer| 5.4 %
3.025 (1)
Founders PC Pils
Bohemian / Czech Pilsener| 5.5 %
3.200 (2)
Founders Porter
Porter| 6.5 %
3.858 (32)
Founders Project PAM
American Black Ale| 10.8 %
3.325 (1)
Founders ReDANKulous 2015
Imperial IPA| 9.5 %
3.657 (4)
Founders Reds Rye
Rye Beer| 6.6 %
3.839 (43)
Founders Rubaeus
Fruit Beer| 6.9 %
3.536 (22)
Founders Smoked Porter
Porter| 8 %
-
Founders Solid Gold Premium Lager
Pale Lager| 4.4 %
3.000 (1)
Founders Sumatra Brown
Brown Ale| 9 %
3.778 (6)
Founders Sweet Repute
Wheatwine| 12.6 %
3.350 (1)
Founders Trigo
Pale Lager| 6.3 %
3.100 (1)
Founders Underground Mountain Brown
Brown Ale| 11.9 %
3.500 (2)
Founders Unraveled IPA
IPA| 6.6 %
3.125 (1)
Founders Weizenbier
American Wheat| 4.7 %
3.040 (2)

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