Join us Wednesday, January 13 starting at 5:30 as we welcome beers from Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids, MI to our taps as part of a celebration of their debut here in Southern California. We’ll be pouring pints, 4 ounce pours for flights, and sizes in between so you can get your first tastes of some of the most delicious, well-known and highly regarded beers in the craft beer world.


Dirty Bastard      Scotch Ale     8.5% / 50 ibu     Ratebeer: 98

So good it’s almost wrong. Dark ruby in color and brewed with seven varieties of imported malts. Complex in finish, with hints of smoke and peat, paired with a malty richness and a right hook of hop power to give it the bad attitude that a beer named Dirty Bastard has to live up to. Ain’t for the wee lads.

Centennial IPA     India Pale Ale     7.2% / 65 ibu     Ratebeer: 99

Get ready to bask in the glory of the frothy head’s floral bouquet. Relish the citrus accents from the abundance of dry hopping. This one’s sweet, yet balanced. Malty undertones shake hands with the hop character for a finish that never turns too bitter.

Red’s Rye IPA     Red IPA     6.6% / 70 ibu     Ratebeer: 99

Serious hop bitterness, along with an unyielding grapefruit bouquet from the Amarillo dry hop, balances the malty richness of four varieties of imported Belgian caramel malts. Pours a spectacular crimson with a creamy tan head. A generous addition of rye malt accentuates a spicy, crisp finish.

Porter     6.5% / 45 ibu     Ratebeer: 100

Pours silky black with a creamy tan head. The nose is sweet with strong chocolate and caramel malt presence. No absence of hops gives Founders’ robust porter the full flavor you deserve and expect. Cozy like velvet. It’s a lover, not a fighter.

Nitro Oatmeal Stout     4.5% / 38 ibu     Ratebeer: 94

A Founders take on a classic style, brewed with a generous amount of flaked oats, chocolate malt, roasted barley and a healthy helping of Nugget hops, Founders Oatmeal Stout is nitrogen-infused to give it an extra smooth and creamy mouthfeel. An attractive cascade effect gives this beer its forthright visual appeal—and the body and clean flavor deliver on that initial promise.

Breakfast Stout     8.3% / 60 ibu     Ratebeer: 100

The coffee lover’s consummate beer. Brewed with an abundance of flaked oats, bitter and imported chocolates, and two types of coffee, this stout has an intense fresh-roasted java nose topped with a frothy, cinnamon-colored head that goes forever.

Before you ask, KBS is not currently available; it’s released in April each year.

See you Wednesday!