Founder’s Brewing Expanding Again – Adding Second Grand Rapids Location
Founder's Brewing Company has announced that they're expanding…again! The popular Grand Rapids brewery has been expanding their current location at 235 Grandville in Downtown Grand Rapids for years. The brewery currently fills a full city block and has no more space to grow into.
So, this time, they’re adding an additional building, located just a mile south of their current taproom and brewing facility.
The new location, located at 900 Hynes Ave. SW near downtown Grand Rapids, is intended to fulfill the brewery's growing warehousing and distribution needs. It will also be home to Founder's second Grand Rapids brewery, which will focus exclusively on the barrel-aged, experimental, high-gravity, and specialty beers that they have become known for over the years. Many of the limited, speciality, and Backstage Series beers will be brewed and packaged in this facility.
Founders co-founder Mike Stevens, said in a release:
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.
The new facility will be production-only and will not have a taproom. Operations will begin at the new facility on January 29, 2016.