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Grand Rapids, MI

Est. 1997

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.”

We at Founders Brewing Co. have been lucky to evolve into one of the highest recognized breweries in the United States. We have been ranked in the top breweries in the world by for the last five years, and we have several beers listed in the top one hundred beers of the world on We’ve won six World Beer Cup medals, four European Beer Star medals and three Great American Beer Festival medals—thirteen medals total across eight different beers.

We are proud to be doing what we’re doing. We give credit to our staff for continuously working to reinvent what beer can be and thanks to our many customers for whom we work to provide world-class beers.


Available in

Adams, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Franklin, Lackawanna,
Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Schuylkill,
Susquehanna, Wayne, Wyoming, York counties

Beer NameBeer StyleABV%Available SizesRelease Dates
All Day IPASessional IPA4.712oz NR, 12oz. Cans, 19.2oz. Cans, 1/4BBL, 1/2BBL
Solid GoldPremium Lager4.412oz. Cans, 1/4BBL, 1/2BBL
Centennial IPAAmerican IPA7.212oz NR, 12oz. Cans, 1/4BBL, 1/2BBL
Unraveled IPAJuicy IPA6.612oz Cans, 1/4BBL, 1/2BBL
PorterAmerican Porter6.512oz NR, 1/4BBL, 1/2BBL
Breakfast StoutAmerican Double/Imperial Stout8.312oz NR, 1/4BBL, 1/2BBL
Dirty BastardScotch Style Ale8.512oz NR, 1/4BBL, 1/2BBL
Backwoods BastardBA Scotch Ale/Wee Heavy11.212oz NR, 1/4BBL, 1/2BBL
Red's RyeIPA6.61/4BBL, 1/2BBL
RübæusFruit Ale5.712oz. Cans, 1/4BBL, 1/2BBL
KBSBA Double/Imperial Stout11.812oz NR, 750ml NR, 1/4BBL
Oatmeal StoutOatmeal Stout4.51/2BBL
RubaeusFruit Ale5.71/4BBL, 1/2BBL
Civilized Brut IPABrut IPA612oz Cans, 1/4BBL, 1/2BBLDecember
PilsnerAmerican Hopped Pilsner5.512oz. Cans, 1/4BBL, 1/2BBLApril
Mosaic PromiseAmerican Pale Ale5.512oz NR, 15pk 12oz. Cans, 1/4BBL, 1/2BBLAugust
Frangelic Mountain BrownCoffee Brown Ale912oz NR, 1/4BBL
4 Giants IPAImperial IPA9.212oz NR, 1/4BBLApril
Big LusciousStout brewed with Chocolate & Raspberries7.812oz NR, 1/4BBLOctober
Harvest AleFresh-Hopped IPA7.612oz NR, 1/4BBLOctober
Mas AgaveBA Imperial Lime Gose1012oz NR, 1/4BBL
Mas Agave GrapefruitBA Imperial Grapefruit Gose9.7 12oz NR, 1/4BBLMay
Underground Mountain BrownImperial Brown Ale brewed with coffee and aged in Bourbon Barrels11.912oz NR, 1/4BBLSeptember
TBA----12oz NR, 1/4BBLNobember
StrawberryStrawberry Hard Seltzer4.512oz Can
LimeLime Hard Seltzer4.512oz Can
15 Pack VarietyStrawberry, Lime, & Grapefruit Hard Seltzers4.512oz Can