After approximately 20 years of producing beer in the same Grand Rapids, Mich. location, Founders Brewing Co. has announced the opening date of a second facility in Detroit: Dec. 4.
The 14,000-square-foot building will include a kitchen, a patio, more than 12 beer taps and a small brewhouse that will produce exclusive beers.
The city of Detroit and Founders have a lot in common – we hit rock bottom and we bounced right back. It took years of hard work, tenacity and a regret nothing attitude, but we did it and we see those struggles reflected in the struggles and ultimate triumph of Detroit. And the people that live there? Tough-as-nails, industrious, culturally diverse, passionate and incredibly vocal about their love for Founders. This taproom is for them.
The new brewery is located at 456 Charlotte St. in theformer home of Cass Corridor Food Co-op in close proximity to major sports arenas, music venues and the Detroit Masonic Temple.
In conjunction with the opening, Founders will be holding a special Canadian Breakfast Stout bottle release. Tickets will go on sale online at this link on Dec. 2, and the purchase price of $50 will include two bottles of CBS.
Update (Nov. 29, 2017) — This post was updated to include opening date and event details. It was originally published on April 25, 2017.