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Who we are

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. After some initial challenges, Founders was on the verge of bankruptcy. It was at this point that the original team decided to make the kind of beer that got them excited about brewing in the first place: complex ales with huge aromatics, bigger body, and tons of flavor. They figured if you’re going to live life, you ought to live it without regrets.

We at Founders Brewing Co. have been lucky to rise from the ashes and evolve into one of the most recognized breweries in the United States. We have been ranked as one of the world’s top breweries by Ratebeer.com and we have several beers listed among the top beers on Beeradvocate.com. We’ve won medals at the World Beer Cup, European Beer Star and Great American Beer Festival.

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 thank our many customers for whom we work to provide world-class beers.

Our Beer

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.

All Day IPA

All Day IPA

The beer you’ve been waiting for. Keeps your taste satisfied while keeping your senses sharp. An all-day IPA naturally brewed with a complex array of malts, grains and hops. Balanced for optimal aromatics and a clean finish. The perfect reward for an honest day’s work and the ultimate companion to celebrate life’s simple pleasures.

  • ABV
    4.7
  • IBUs
    42
  • Ratebeer
    96
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Solid Gold

Solid Gold

Our take on a classic, Solid Gold is a drinkable premium lager brewed with the highest quality ingredients. Challenging what a lager can be? That’s something we won’t regret.

  • ABV
    4.4
  • IBUs
    20
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Centennial IPA

Centennial IPA

Get ready to bask in the glory of the frothy head’s floral bouquet. Relish the citrus accents from the abundance of dry hopping. This one’s sweet, yet balanced. Malty undertones shake hands with the hop character for a finish that never turns too bitter.

  • ABV
    7.2
  • IBUs
    65
  • Ratebeer
    99
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Dirty Bastard

Dirty Bastard

So good it’s almost wrong. Dark ruby in color and brewed with seven varieties of imported malts. Complex in finish, with hints of smoke and peat, paired with a malty richness and a right hook of hop power to give it the bad attitude that a beer named Dirty Bastard has to live up to. Ain’t for the wee lads.

  • ABV
    8.5
  • IBUs
    50
  • Ratebeer
    98
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Porter

Porter

Pours silky black with a creamy tan head. The nose is sweet with strong chocolate and caramel malt presence. No absence of hops gives Founders’ robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. It’s a lover, not a fighter.

  • ABV
    6.5
  • IBUs
    45
  • Ratebeer
    100
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Breakfast Stout

Breakfast Stout

The coffee lover’s consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and two types of coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever.

  • ABV
    8.3
  • IBUs
    60
  • Ratebeer
    100
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Rubaeus

Rubaeus

Optimizing the flavor of fresh raspberries, Rubaeus is Founders’ way of celebrating the joys of summer year-round. This stunning berry-red masterpiece is the perfect blend of sweet, tart and refreshing. No question about it, this beer is 100% Founders.

  • ABV
    5.7
  • IBUs
    15
  • Ratebeer
    97
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Azacca IPA

Azacca IPA

Named after the Haitian God of agriculture, the Azacca hop has an intense tropical aroma with hints of citrus and mango. A touch of caramel malt gives a sweet backbone to support the righteous fruit character of this beer. Pouring a burnt orange color and registering at 7.0% ABV, your taste buds will worship this heavenly, hopped delight.

  • ABV
    7.0
  • IBUs
    70
  • Ratebeer
    95
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Sumatra Mountain Brown

Sumatra Mountain Brown

This bold, imperial brown ale gets its body from a team of malts including Caramel malt for sweetness, flaked barley for dense foam, a bit of Chocolate malt for its deep color and Aromatic and Munich malts to add even more depth. German and Perle hops add a touch of bitterness to balance the malty sweetness. The addition of rich Sumatra coffee takes this perfectly balanced imperial brown ale to a decadent level.

  • ABV
    9.0
  • IBUs
    40
  • Ratebeer
    99
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PC Pils

PC Pils

Pleasantly crisp, perfectly clean and profoundly crushable, PC Pils is our take on the classic Pilsner style. While Noble hops have been the preferred choice of Pilsner brewers around the world, we went with some of our favorite American varieties. Piney Chinook, pleasantly citrus Cascade and punchy Centennial make this an easy-drinker with floral hop characteristics. Pretty cool, if you ask us.

  • ABV
    5.5
  • IBUs
    45
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Double Trouble

Double Trouble

An imperial IPA that was brewed to turn your world upside down. Hops will get you coming and going. Pungent aromatics up front pair with a malt-balanced backbone and a smooth, bitter finish.

  • ABV
    9.4
  • IBUs
    86
  • Ratebeer
    99
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Mosaic Promise

Mosaic Promise

Mosaic Promise showcases two unique ingredients: Mosaic hops and Golden Promise malt. The versatility of the hop’s pleasing aroma and flavor characteristics and the traditional barley’s depth of flavor comprise this clean, rich, golden beer. We can brew complex beers with the best of them, but we recognize that there is also beauty in simplicity.

  • ABV
    5.5
  • IBUs
    50
  • Ratebeer
    97
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Backwoods Bastard

Backwoods Bastard

Expect lovely, warm smells of single malt scotch, oaky bourbon barrels, smoke, sweet caramel and roasted malts, a bit of earthy spice and a scintilla of dark fruit. It’s a kick-back sipper made to excite the palate.

  • ABV
    11.2
  • IBUs
    50
  • Ratebeer
    100
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KBS

KBS

What we’ve got here is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Makes your taste buds squeal with delight.

  • ABV
    12.3
  • IBUs
    70
  • Ratebeer
    100
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Dankwood

Dankwood

What do you get when a big, bold imperial red IPA meets an oak bourbon barrel? A palate stunner that’ll send your senses spinning or, as we like to call it, Dankwood. Rich caramel notes emerge from the depths of the IPA, highlighting strong malt character while the bourbon barrel-aging develops the complexity. A dank, sticky and slightly sweet sipper, Dankwood is the perfect alchemy of wood and hops.

  • ABV
    12.2
  • IBUs
    65
  • Ratebeer
    97
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Barrel Runner

Barrel Runner

Inspiration for our barrel-aged beers can come from the most unexpected places and our latest release is proof of that. Sweet and hoppy, rich and bright – this rum barrel-aged imperial IPA brewed with Mosaic hops will make you believe you’re in the tropics.

  • ABV
    11.1
  • IBUs
    55
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Curmudgeon’s Better Half

Curmudgeon’s Better Half

What tames an old ale like Curmudgeon? The tender embrace of oak and sweet maple, that’s what. The result is Curmudgeon’s Better Half, a harmonious matrimony of our deceptively smooth old ale brewed with molasses and time spent aging in bourbon barrels that have previously held maple syrup. Because all counterparts should be sweet, rich and utterly delicious.

  • ABV
    12.7
  • IBUs
    50
  • Ratebeer
    99
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Barrel-Aged Series #6

Barrel-Aged Series #6

Savor the mystery…

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2018 Availability Calendar

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
All Day IPA
Solid Gold
Centennial IPA
Dirty Bastard
Porter
Breakfast Stout
Rubaeus
Azacca IPA
Sumatra Mountain Brown
PC Pils
Double Trouble
Mosaic Promise
Backwoods Bastard
KBS
Dankwood
Barrel Runner
Curmudgeon’s Better Half
Barrel-Aged Series #6

Imported By

Marston’s
Marston’s House, Brewery Road, Wolverhampton, WV1 4JT
Telephone: 01902 711811

Beer Hawk
Unit 16 Ash Way, Thorp Arch Ind. Est., Wetherby, LS23 7FA
Telephone: 01423 525750

The Bottle Shop
Unit 4, Blackwall Trading Estate, Lanrick Road, Canning Town, London, E14 0JP
Telephone: 02034 909252

Local Founders Contact: Tim Traynor

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