Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Founders Brewing Co. Announces Expansion into Additional Brewing Facility

Written by  Paul Starr
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Founders announced today that it will be expanding production to an additional facility in their hometown of Grand Rapids, MI.
“As we continue to grow, so too does the demand for space,” says co-founder and CEO, Mike Stevens. “We are excited to finally give our warehouse crew a new home, one that will be an efficient space to work in.”

This expansion is primarily intended to fulfill the growing warehousing and distribution needs of the brewery. Also, due to continued, high consumer demand for Founders’ world-class beer, the facility will include a brewhouse focused on creating specialty and experimental beers to include the broadening of their barrel aging program of which they have always been known for.

“We are very excited about this opportunity,” Mike added. “The plan is to build a secondary brewery that allows us to focus exclusively on specialty and barrel aged beers. This is the foundation of our company and what we are known for. It represents the very essence of Founders and it feels great to know that the very roots of our success will always have a primary focus.”

After months of searching, the 190,000 square foot space at 900 Hynes St. SW, listed by Collier International and located only a mile away from the Grandville Ave. location, has been secured and Founders will begin operation on January 29, 2016.

Along with providing additional warehouse space and a specialty-beer-focused brewhouse, this new facility will also result in the creation of new, full-time job opportunities in Grand Rapids. Founders looks forward to growing their team of dedicated employees in the city that they love.

About Founders Brewing Co.
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 ranks among the top 20 largest craft breweries in the U.S. and is one of the fastest growing. The brewery has received numerous awards from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival and RateBeer and BeerAdvocate users often rate its beers among the best in the world. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, Founders is a proud member of the Michigan Brewers Guild. For more information, visit foundersbrewing.com.
Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.