*Select Photos Courtesy of Founders Brewing Co.

*Select Photos Courtesy of Founders Brewing Co.


Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Founders Brewing Co. ranks among the top 20 largest and fastest growing craft breweries in the U.S. Established in 1997 by two craft beer enthusiasts—Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens—with day jobs and a dream, Founders Brewing Co. brews complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics and tons of flavor.

Founders’ mission statement is “Brewed for Us,” a message we have embraced to shine a light on product creativity, business innovation and consumer appeal.

Over the past five years, we have driven media relations and digital communication efforts that have helped shape the face of American brewing, including the rise of Founders’ bestseller All Day IPA to take the #1 spot in all session and craft brewing; the expansion of the Barrel Aged Series from the iconic release KBS to over 20,000 barrels and a record six releases in one year; and the opening of the brewery’s second taproom in Detroit, showcasing a commitment to great beers and community revitalization in their home state.

The momentum continues! We started this year with the debut of Solid Gold, craft’s answer to premium lager, and The Big Pitcher, Founders’ partnership with The Conservation Alliance to preserve and protect America’s wild places.

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