Established in 1997 by two craft beer enthusiasts—Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens—with day jobs and a dream, Founders brews complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics and tons of flavor. We rank among the top 20 largest craft breweries in the U.S. and are one of the fastest growing. We have received numerous awards from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival, and RateBeer and BeerAdvocate users often rate our beers among the best in the world. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, we are proud members of the Michigan Brewers Guild.
We respect and are cognizant of the positive and negative impacts of our work. It’s part of our jobs to promote a responsible beer culture. We will do everything we can to amplify the positive aspects of being a brewery in Grand Rapids—by giving back and supporting local environmental, recreational and arts organizations—and to minimize the negative environmental effects of brewing beer.
Number of Employees: 101 – 1,000
Primary focus (industry) of the organization: Food & Beverage / Manufacturing / Retail