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Founders Brewing Company

Founders Brewing Company, founded by Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers produced its first beer in November of 1997. Built out of a dream and a passion for home brewing, what started out as a hobby quickly became a thriving business. As the years have passed, Founders has built its brewery on the exploration of recipe development and brewing techniques. We are not the standard micro-brewery, rather we have traveled a path that breaks from the standard craft-brewer.

Carving a niche out of the craft industry, Founders Brewing Company has built its reputation on producing very unique beers. Our focus is to offer our wholesalers, retailers and consumers a product that stands alone on the shelf and offers a true drinking experience to our friends, the consumer. As the years have passed, Founders has built its brewery on the exploration of recipe development and brewing techniques. We are not the standard micro-brewery, rather we have traveled a path that breaks from the standard craft-brewer. Carving a niche out of the craft industry, Founders Brewing Company has built its reputation on producing very unique beers. Our focus is to offer our wholesalers, retailers and consumers a product that stands alone on the shelf and offers a true drinking experience to our friends, the consumer.

Why Only Craft Beers?

The number one reason is craft beer tastes better than the "beer water" that is mass produced and mass marketed by the big beer companies. Craft beer tastes better because craft brewers spend their time focusing the quality of their beer rather than focusing on their marketing campaigns and stock prices.

Oh yeah! Craft beers can pack a punch. Most craft beers range from 5-10% ABV, but some can reach 20%, 30%, and even 40% ABV.