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2012 imperial stoutFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial Stout
11% ABV
A fine companion to end a meal or relax in front of the hearth with, this robust ale will cellar well for years. Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley this stout is extremely smooth, complex and rich in body. We recommend serving at cellar temperature. Sit back and enjoy its richness and complexity, you’re about to drink the ultimate winter warmer.
2013 Imperial StoutFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial Stout
10.5% ABV
2013 backwoods bastardFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Barrel Aged
10% ABV
2014 Imperial StoutFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial Stout
10.5% ABV
2015 KBSFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial Stout
12.4% ABV
All Day IPAFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
IPA
4.7% ABV42 IBU
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.
AzaccaFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
IPA
7% ABV70 IBU
A new ’tropical’ IPA starring Azacca hops, an experimental hop variety from Roy Farms!
Backwoods BastardFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Scotch Ale
10.2% ABV50 IBU
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.
Barrel Aged Red's RyeFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Rye
9.2% ABV
It’s Red’s Rye, aged 4 months in 10-year oak bourbon barrels.
Barrel Runner DIPAFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Barrel Aged
11.1% ABV55 IBU
Mosaic Hopped Imperial IPA aged in Rum Barrels
Big LushiousFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Stout
7.8% ABV
Big Lushious is a deep, rich stout that’s packed with flavor: roasted malts, all-natural dark chocolate, a subtle suggestion of burnt coffee grounds and a kiss of tart raspberries. At 7.8% ABV, it’s big, sumptuous and extravagant, but also balanced.
Black RyeFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Rye IPA
7.5% ABV78 IBU
a big hop flavor and a toasty sweet aroma. Pours black from the chocolate and de-bitterized black rye malts. This ale is medium bodied and is well flavored with hints of toffee, nutty undertones and a dry crisp finish.
Blushing MonkFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Fruit
9.2% ABV
Blushing Monk is brewed with a ridiculous amount of raspberries and with a Belgian yeast strain that keeps our head cellar operator from sleeping for a week. It pours a stunning deep berry red and, at 9.2% ABV, has a surprising kick. The perfect dessert beer, it can be enjoyed on its own or paired with fresh cheeses, fruit, cakes and more. First released in July 2011, rereleased in 2015.
Breakfast StoutFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Stout
Breakfast StoutFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial Stout
8.3% ABV60 IBU
The coffee lover’s consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and Sumatra and Kona coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever.
Breakfast Stout (2012)Founders
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial Stout
8.3% ABV60 IBU
The coffee lover’s consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and Sumatra and Kona coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever.
Breakfast Stout (Nitro)Founders
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial Stout
8.3% ABV
CBSFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial Stout
10.6% ABV
Ale Brewed with Chocolate and Coffee, aged in Maple Syrup-Bourbon Barrels.
Centennial IPAFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
IPA
7.2% ABV65 IBU
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.
CurmudgeonFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Old Ale
9.8% ABV50 IBU
Think classic seafaring ports, local pubs, and weathered old fishermen. This old ale is brewed with molasses and an insane focus on the malt bill, then oak-aged. The result is a strong, rich, malty delight that’s deceptively smooth and drinkable.
Curmudgeon's Better HalfFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Old Ale
12.7% ABV
DKMLFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial Stout
14.2% ABV
DankwoodFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial Red Ale
12.2% ABV
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.
Dark PenanceFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Black Ale
8.9% ABV
A heavy malt foundation includes Crystal malt for sweetness and just enough Midnight Wheat malt to push the color to black. The bitterness is huge, but balanced by malt sweetness and alcohol burn. The hop flavors and aromas range from citrus to floral to pine thanks to a delicious blend of hand-selected Chinook and Centennial hops.
Devil DancerFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial IPA
12% ABV112 IBU
When you dance with the Devil, the Devil don’t change. You do. Massive in complexity, the huge malt character balances the insane amount of alphas used to create it. At an incredible 112 IBUs, it’s dry-hopped with ten hop varieties.
Dirty BastardFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Scotch Ale
8.5% ABV50 IBU
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.
Dissenter Imperial IPLFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Pale Lager
8.7% ABV
Dissenter is the first lager we’ve brewed since Noble Lager, a beer that hasn’t been in our production cycle for twelve years. Dissenter is our argument in favor of the potential for complex lagers.
DoomFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial IPA
10% ABV
Doom is unleashed when Founders’ award-winning specialty Imperial IPA, Double Trouble, is aged in bourbon barrels for four months to create a distinct flavor experience. So, while Double Trouble is brewed to turn your world upside down, Doom is brewed to tear it apart: pungent hops conspire with boozy bourbon notes to send your senses spinning.
Double TroubleFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial IPA
9.4% ABV86 IBU
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.
FrootwoodFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Fruit
8% ABV
Cherry ale aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels
Fuzzy SweaterFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Wheat Ale
6.6% ABV
Green ZebraFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Green ZebraFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Gose
4.6% ABV10 IBU
Subtly sour & slightly sweet, this lightly-hopped ale is a refreshing take on the German Gose style w/ watermelon providing a hint of satisfying juiciness. The soft mouthfeel & dry finish is the result of the addition of the sea salt, a traditional Gose ingredient.
Harvest AleFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
IPA
7.6% ABV
Harvest AleFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
IPA
6.5% ABV70 IBU
This liquid dream pours a hazy golden straw color with a white, two-finger head. Your first sip rewards you with a super juicy hop presence bursting with fresh citrus, then finishes to introduce toasted malt undertones.
Imperial Mountain Brown (Nitro)Founders
Grand Rapids, MI
Strong Ale
9% ABV40 IBU
Imperial Brown Ale, featuring Sumatra coffee, w/ notes of vanilla, caramel, dark chocolate & coffee on a creamy mouthfeel.
Imperial StoutFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial Stout
10.5% ABV90 IBU
Brewed with ten varieties of malted barley, this stout is smooth as silk, yet complex and rich in body. Serve this guy at cellar temperature. Put another log on the fire, sit back and enjoy the friendship of this ultimate winter warmer.
Imperial Stout 2014Founders
Grand Rapids, MI
Stout
10.5% ABV
Imperial Stout 2015Founders
Grand Rapids, MI
Stout
10.5% ABV
KBSFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial Stout
12.3% ABV
KBSFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial Stout
11.2% ABV70 IBU
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.
KBS 2016Founders
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial Stout
11.2% ABV
KBS 2017Founders
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial Stout
11.8% ABV
Lizard of KozFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Barrel Aged
10.5% ABV
Imperial stout brewed with blueberries, chocolate, and vanilla aged in bourbon barrels
Mango MagnificoFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
10% ABV
Mosaic PromiseFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Pale Ale
5.6% ABV
In April 2013 we inked a deal with ArtPrize that made us the official brewery of the competition for the next five years. The premier leadership sponsorship deal included offering our beer at all official ArtPrize events, signage, promotion, merchandise, specialized glassware and other items. It also included permission for us to use the ArtPrize identity marks (logo and graphics) on any co-packaged items, including beer. We plan to release a new beer for each year of our five-year partnership with ArtPrize under the name “Artist Series”. This is year two. Last year’s release was Inspired Artist Black IPA. “Making a unique beer in honor of ArtPrize has become a fun challenge for our brewers,” said Dave Engbers, our co-founder and vice president of brand and education. “This year’s release just fell into place. Ninkasi—a stained glass ArtPrize submission that showed in our taproom last year—became a permanent part of our taproom when we purchased it last year. We knew right away that it would make a perfect label for Mosaic Promise, a beautifully simple beer that we had been experimenting with for some time.” Mosaic Promise showcases a single malt—Golden Promise—and a single hop—Mosaic. The traditional barley’s depth of flavor and the versatility of the hops’ bittering, flavor and aroma characteristics are the strong pillars that comprise the structure of this clean, rich, golden beer. We can brew complex beers with the best of them, but we recognize that there’s also beauty in simplicity. Proceeds from the sale of Mosaic Promise will support the future programming of the ArtPrize organization. ArtPrize is an international art competition, open to any artist and decided by public vote. Its mission is to promote critical dialogue and collaboration through new, creative ideas among a large and diverse population of people. As an innovator in redefining what beer can be, we believe that experimentation is central to the human experience—whether one experiments with grains and hops or colored glass and light—and that sharing one’s creation with the public is a brave act worth celebrating.
Nitro Centennial IPAFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
IPA
7.2% ABV
Nitro Pale AleFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Pale Ale
5.4% ABV
Our dry-hopped Pale Ale takes on a completely different attitude when infused with nitrogen. The medium body and malty sweetness remain strong, with an intensified creaminess that gives the citrus of the Cascade hops a smooth allure all its own.
Nitro RubaeusFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Fruit
5.7% ABV
The creamy, nitro version of our Raspberry Ale.
Oatmeal Stout (Nitro)Founders
Grand Rapids, MI
Oatmeal Stout
4.5% ABV
A Founders take on a classic style, brewed with a generous amount of flaked oats, chocolate malt, roasted barley and a healthy helping of Nugget hops, Founders Oatmeal Stout is nitrogen-infused to give it an extra smooth and creamy mouthfeel. An attractive cascade effect gives this beer its forthright visual appeal—and the body and clean flavor delivers on that initial promise.
PC PilsFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Pilsner
5.5% ABV45 IBU
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.
Pale AleFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Pale Ale
5.4% ABV35 IBU
A testament to Cascade hops in a bottle, this medium-bodied pale ale has a refreshing citrus flavor and a distinctive floral hop aroma due to the aggressive addition of hops during fermentation. You’ll notice a slight malty sweetness with a balanced hop finish. Perfect to enjoy anytime, anywhere.
Pale Ale (Nitro)Founders
Grand Rapids, MI
Pale Ale
5.3% ABV
Pale JoeFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Pale Ale
PorterFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Porter
6.5% ABV45 IBU
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.
Project PamFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Barrel Aged
10.8% ABV
Black IPAs have long been a staple in our Taproom and at our annual Black Party – a celebration of experimental, dark beers – and Project PAM combines this with our deep, abiding love for barrel-aging. It’s an invitation to venture into the shadows of our brewers’ minds and discover their mad genius. In development under a shroud of secrecy for years, Project PAM is brewed with an abundance of hops including, Chinook, Nugget, Centennial, Amarillo, El Dorado and Mosaic. It’s balanced with Crystal and Midnight Wheat malts and finally aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels to add complex oaky bourbon notes and the sweetne
Red's Rye PAFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Pale Ale
6.6% ABV70 IBU
Serious hop bitterness, along with an unyielding grapefruit bouquet from the Amarillo dry hop, balances the malty richness of four varieties of imported Belgian caramel malts. Pours a spectacular crimson with a creamy tan head. A generous addition of rye malt accentuates a spicy, crisp finish.
RubaeusFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Fruit
6.9% ABV5 IBU
Not another boring summer wheat beer or lemonade shandy—Rübæus is Founders’ way to celebrate the season’s warmest months. Optimizing the flavor of fresh raspberries added at multiple stages during fermentation, this stunning berry red masterpiece is the perfect balance of sweet and tart. No question about it, with a hefty malt bill and 5.7% ABV, this beer is 100% Founders.
Smoked PorterFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Porter
8% ABV
Porter brewed with beechwood-smoked malt and oak-smoked wheat malt.
Solid GoldFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Lager
4.4% ABV
Spectra TrifectaFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Kolsch Ale
5.9% ABV20 IBU
This bright, golden beer is brewed with a trifecta of natural ingredients: earthy, floral and slightly sweet chamomile; a touch of citrusy lemongrass; and a hint of spicy fresh ginger.
Sumatra Mountain BrownFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial Stout
9% ABV40 IBU
Imperial Brown Ale brewed with Sumatra coffee. The best of malty sweetness balanced by the bitterness of the coffee, all on a silky smooth mouthfeel, thanks to the nitro pour.
Sumatra Mountain Brown (Nitro)Founders
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial Stout
9% ABV40 IBU
Malty sweet against a coffee bitterness, all smoothed out by the nitro treatment. One helluva tasty slow pour.
Sweet ReputeFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Barleywine
12.6% ABV
It’s not always a good thing when your reputation precedes you. But the complexity of this powerful wheat wine will give it a Sweet Repute no matter where, when or how your paths meet. Our brewing team painstakingly choreographed each layer of this beer’s characteristics, starting with a healthy wheat and roasted malt base and adding clean, fragrant hops. It’s one-hundred percent barrel aged in maple syrup bourbon barrels and bourbon barrels over the course of sixteen months, then blended using carefully calculated ratios for the ultimate final product. The resulting 12.6% ABV liquid pours a bright warm russet with a stubborn ivory head and an intoxicatingly sweet nutty aroma. Take your time allowing the layers of flavors to unfold… Because it’ll only get better.
TrigoFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Lager
6.3% ABV
reDANKulousFounders
Grand Rapids, MI
Imperial Red Ale
9.5% ABV90 IBU
reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA is a no frills, bold 9.5% ABV India Pale Ale. It pours a pleasing burnt amber with some sweetness due to the Caramalt and roasted barley used in the malt bill. But hops are the true headliner in this elaborate sensory experience. The spicy, piney, tropical complexities of Chinook, Mosaic and Simcoe hops hit you right away with their dank aroma—and they stick around. Take a sip to have your palate simultaneously walloped and caressed in all the right places. Combined, the hops take the beer to 90 IBUs. It’s not just ridiculous. It’s reDANKulous.