Founders Brewing 15th Anniversary Party
We’re throwing a birthday party as a thank you to all of you out there who have helped us to get to our 15th anniversary. If you’re reading this, then you’re invited!
Looking back, it’s pretty crazy that this thing has worked out for us. This article on MLive details how close we were to not making it to this day.
And now it’s time to celebrate.
- No reservations: first come, first served, as capacity allows.
- Ages 21+ ALL DAY
- Draft release of Bolt Cutter
- The FBC All-Stars, a star-studded Founders-employee-only band, will be performing their first gig outside of Founders Fest!
And there’s a story behind the name.
“Years ago,” says Co-Founder, President & CEO Mike Stevens, “when our brewery was located on Monroe, we were defaulting on our loan. Eventually, the bank called and threatened to chain our doors shut if we didn’t come up with the money that we owed them. We had seven days to come up with half a million dollars.”
“So I bought a pair of bolt cutters,” says Co-Founder, Vice President of Brand & Education Dave Engbers. “We were determined to keep our doors open and to keep brewing beer, no matter what it took. Luckily, we never had to use them.”
Engbers keeps the bolt cutters in his office as a reminder of how far we’ve come and the journey we’ve taken since brewing our first beer in November 1997.
To thank all of you in West Michigan and beyond for your years of support, we are throwing a free anniversary party on November 17 in our taproom. We hope to see you here so that we can all celebrate together.