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Founders Brewing Co. loves to keep people guessing each year with their popular Backstage Series release, not revealing specifics as to which beer will be released or on what date until the last possible minute. The recipes often evolve from various taproom-only releases made available throughout the year and their new pilot small batch system has served as an incubator as of late for many of these new test-run brews. This year’s earlier release of Smoked Porter is an example. Also this year, the taproom featured a new series of “SpyPA” released which included such favorites as Sleeper Cell and Infiltrator leading up to and hinting at this year’s second Backstage Series release Dissenter.
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Monday, June 30, 2014

Recap of Founders Fest 2014

A beautiful Saturday afternoon in downtown Grand Rapids, and Founders Taproom, even the Beer Garden is closed? Well, of course, this must be Founders Fest 2014 with the streets closed down surrounding the brewery filled with street performers, art, food, non-stop music, and of-course Founders world-renowned beer!
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Festival of the Sun and Moon starts tonight with the Festival of the Moon. Take advantage of one of the shortest nights of the summer at the 10th annual Festival of the Moon and on Saturday for the 15th annual Festival of the Sun!
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For those who didn’t get enough during KBS week, Founders tapped plenty more along with a variety of their darkest offerings for their annual Black Party celebration. The $10 admission included commemorative pint glass and a pint of any of the Class 1 offerings. Special menu items included Dirty Bastard Brats, and the evening featured performances from Nathaniel Rateliff, Caroline Rose, and the annual “Black Set” from Oracle.
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Founders Brewing Co. promoted this year’s KBS release with a full week long celebration. Similar to last year, the bottle release was spread throughout the week with pre-ticketed online sales; However, the draft release party for the pub was saved up for an end of the week release party. Something new for this year, prior to the tapping 15 local restaurants and pubs received the privilege of being the first to each receive one keg of KBS to be tapped at various times throughout the week.
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Saturday, March 01, 2014

Recap of Founders Firkin Freezeout

 Recap of 2014 Founders Firkin Freezeout

Just as nothing beats an ice cold lager after a hot summer day of yard work, Michigan’s long cold winters are best paired with a strong and flavorful locally brewed craft beer, and what better way to appreciate a locally crafted ale then straight from a firkin? Founders Firkin Freezeout featured 50 different firkins tapped in their new beer garden where thirsty patrons gathered for an afternoon of fun, food, and beverage which included a live ice carving and smoked kielbasa kabobs.
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Founders has decided to shake things up again for 2014 with the year’s first Backstage Release.
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 The Buck hosts Barrel-Aged Beer Fest on Jan 29th & Jan 30th

The weather forecast for the end of January is still calling for below freezing temperatures. Stay warm and join us at The Buck on January 29th and 30th from 4:00 PM to close for the First Annual Barrel Aged Beer Fest, where the temperature even on the heated, outside deck will be nice and toasty warm. Make sure to mark this event on your calendar, and remember that there is no entry fee.
Friday, January 03, 2014

The Top 25 Michigan Beers

The Top 25 Michigan Beers

A top 25 list is quite the challenge, I can't emphasize that enough. It was a very difficult process for me to get a solidified list because there is so much amazing beer in this state!
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 Founders Sweet Repute Bottle Release

As has been recent practice, Founders released the latest in it’s line of Backstage Release series beers via a week-long ticketed release via the Founders Company Store.
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