Topic Archives: Founders Inspired Artist Series

Posted in Founders Brewing, Seasonal Return

Founders Green Zebra Watermelon Gose makes a spring return

Founders Green Zebra cans

Founders Green Zebra returns to cans in April.

For more than five years, Founders has brewed a beer for the ArtPrize competition hosted in the brewery’s hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Previous releases in the lineup include Pale Joe, Spectra Trifecta, and Mosaic Promise.

Founders Green Zebra, is a goes-style ale brewed with watermelon and sea salt. A new packaged style for Founders, as well as being the first ArtPrize release that has been canned.

“We love playing with expectations when it comes to brewing our ArtPrize beers and Green Zebra is the perfect example of that. The gose style is very unique and pretty unknown, even amongst craft beer drinkers, and we wanted to bring our version of it to a larger audience. For the first time ever, our ArtPrize beer will be available across our entire distribution network so even more of our fans can get to know this style we’ve fallen in love with.” – Dave Engbers, Co-Founder and President

Jacob Wiseheart, an employee of Founders taproom created the label artwork.

Founders Green Zebra will be available again in 12-ounce cans and draft again starting April 13th.

Style: Gose (w/ Watermelon. Sea Salt.)
Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft.
Debut: 8/15/17
Latest Return: April 2018

4.6% ABV, 10 IBUs

Image: Founders Brewing 

Posted in Founders Brewing, Coming Soon

Founders Mosaic Promise will be canned in 2017

Founders Mosaic Promise will be promoted to a canned offering in 2017. The beer was originally an ArtPrize series offering in 2014. ArtPrize is the largest art competition in the world that is held in Grand Rapids, Michigan,

Mosaic Promise is brewed with a just one malt (Golden Promise), and  a single hop (Mosaic).

Mosaic Promise showcases two unique ingredients: Mosaic hops and Golden Promise malt. The versatility of the hop’s pleasing aroma and flavor characteristics and the traditional barley’s depth of flavor comprise this clean, rich, golden beer. We can brew complex beers with the best of them, but we recognize that there is also beauty in simplicity.

Founders Mosaic Promise is once again available in 12 ounce bottles and draft until September, 2016.

Style: Pale Ale
Hops: Mosaic
Malts: Golden Promise

Availability: 12oz Cans, Draft. Seasonal release.
Can Debut: Fall, 2017

5.5% ABV, 50 IBUs

Posted in Coming Soon, Don't Miss This, Founders Brewing

Founders Spectra Trifecta, For ArtPrize Competition

Founders Spectra Trifecta

Founders Spectra Trifecta will join the brewery’s ArtPrize Series this fall. ArtPrize is the largest art competition in the world that is held in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Founders Spectra Trifecta follows previous releases – Mosaic Promise, and Inspired Artist Black IPA.

Brewed in the traditional kolsch style, which requires fermenting ale yeast at a colder temperature and give she beer a clean finish without fruity yeast esters. This bright, golden beer is brewed with a trifecta of natural ingredients: earthy, floral and slightly sweet chamomile; a touch of citrusy lemongrass; and a hint of spicy fresh ginger.

Founders Spectra Trifecta will be available in 12 ounce bottles. This is a not a full market release. This year’s competition runs Sept. 23 – Oct. 11th.

The brewery has not yet announced this offering.

Style: Kolsch
Availability: 12oz Bottles
Distribution: Michigan, Wisconsin, greater New York City and greater Chicago
Arrival: September, 2015

5.9% ABV, 20 IBUs

Previous releases (click gallery below)

Posted in Coming Soon, Founders Brewing

Founders Pairs with Art Contest For Beer Series

Founders Inspired Artist Black IPAFounders Brewing Company (Grand Rapids, MI) teamed up earlier this year with ArtPrize to be the official brewery sponsor. ArtPrize is an open art contest based in Founders hometown. That’s where this beer, and label come into play. For this year’s competition, Founders is debuting Inspired Artist Black IPA that comes with a very special label.

The artwork first – is Kevin O’Rourke. His artwork has been featured on concert posters for Sonic Youth & Flaming Lips. The beer?  A black IPA. Inspired Artist Black IPA is brewed with black wheat malt and of course a ton of complimentary hops. Look for the debut across Michigan in August. Lovers of craft beer and art can look forward a one of these releases each year.

Style: Black IPA
Availability: 12oz bottles, Draft
Debut: 8/19/13

7.5% ABV, 88 IBUS