founders brewing

From Bine to Bottle: The Making of Founders' Harvest Ale

From Bine to Bottle: The Making of Founders' Harvest Ale

GRAND RAPIDS, MI

We followed Founders Brewing to three Michigan hop farms as they sourced and harvested the blend of Cascade and Crystal for their annual ‘Harvest Ale’. In return, we witnessed the arduous and dedicated process of crafting a wet-hopped ale, and the growth of the Michigan hop industry.

Behind the Scenes with Founders Brewing Co.

Behind the Scenes with Founders Brewing Co.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI

If you’re looking to get out of dodge for a weekend, consider moving "Beer City, USA" to the top of the list. With 40+ breweries, Grand Rapids has cultivated a bit of a beer mecca. And Founders Brewing is no doubt the city's icon. We decided to head to GR, look behind the scenes at the famed West Michigan brewery, and get to know the Founders team...  

THR to Help Judge Cask Ales at HQ Beercade's Firkin Fest

THR to Help Judge Cask Ales at HQ Beercade's Firkin Fest

LAKEVIEW, CHICAGO

Us here at The Hop Review are excited to announce that we will be helping judge beers at the first What the Firk? Firkin Festival at Headquarters in Lakeview. Really, we are pretty stoked about this one – 25 of the best breweries in the land, providing some of their rarest brews in the form of cask-conditioned ales. What better way to kick off our role as "experts" than at one of the coolest new bars in the city, and with some superiorly top-notch breweries? There is no better way. At least we think not...