About Founders Brewing Company

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.”

Beers made by Founders Brewing Company

4 Giants IPA

Limited Release American Double / Imperial IPA

Green Zebra

Limited Release Gose

Harvest Ale

Limited Release American IPA

Palm Reader

Limited Release American Pale Ale (APA)

All Day IPA

American IPA

Backwoods Bastard

Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Blushing Monk

Belgian Pale Ale

Centennial IPA

American IPA


American Malt Liquor

Dirty Bastard

Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy


American Double / Imperial IPA


Fruit / Vegetable Beer


American Stout

Nitro Pale Ale

American Pale Ale (APA)

Nitro Rubaeus

Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Pale Joe

American Pale Ale (APA)


American Porter


Fruit / Vegetable Beer

Solid Gold Premium Lager

American Adjunct Lager

Azacca IPA

Seasonal American IPA

Breakfast Stout

Seasonal American Double / Imperial Stout


Seasonal Old Ale

Imperial Stout

Seasonal American Double / Imperial Stout

KBS Espresso

Seasonal American Double / Imperial IPA

Mosaic Promise

Seasonal American Pale Ale (APA)


Seasonal Märzen / Oktoberfest

PC Pils

Seasonal American Pale Lager


Seasonal American Amber / Red Ale

Sumatra Mountain Brown

Seasonal American Brown Ale

Brewery Contact

Phone Number

+1 (616) 776-1195

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