Founders Brewing Co. set to open its Detroit taproom Monday

Founders is opening a Detroit taproom.

DETROIT, MICH. - Founders Brewing Co. officially opens its Detroit taproom at 3 p.m. Monday in Midtown, the brewing company announced Tuesday. 

"Construction moved along at breakneck speed and we are now (just about) ready to open our doors to Founders Taproom – Detroit and we could not be more pumped," according to the Founders website. 

This will be the brewery's first-ever taproom outside of its headquarters in Grand Rapids. The 14,000 square-foot space at 456 Charlotte Street is to feature the brewery's beers as well as special brews made on-site, along with a restaurant. 

The first bottle release of the new taproom will be Canadian Breakfast Stout, available at two per $50 ticket, with online sales starting at 11 a.m. Saturday. The beers become available for pick-up next week.

►Related: Canadian Breakfast Stout: How to find Founders' top-rated beer

There's also a mug club, with a $60 membership including $1 off draft beers daily, $2 off draft beers on Thursdays and $2 off growler fills daily. Discounted entry to events in Detroit and Grand Rapids, as well as pre-release tickets to special events are also to be included. 

Regular hours, starting Dec. 5 will be: 

  • Sunday-Wednesday 11am-12am
  • Thursday-Saturday 11am-1am

Founders Brewing in 2016 was the 16th-largest brewery in the United States, according to the Brewers Association, a nonprofit trade group. That year, it produced roughly 360,000 barrels, second in Michigan only to Bell's Brewery of Comstock, which produced about 373,000 barrels. And Founders recently has made substantial upgrades to its brewing facilities; in 2015, it brewed 270,000 barrels, and in 2014, 193,000 barrels.

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