Now a powerhouse in the brewing world, Founders Brewing Co. hasn’t always found wild success. When Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens first opened their brewery sometime after college, they found themselves in a sea of mediocrity. Pale Ales, Ambers, and other “pedestrian” styles, as Engbers stated, dominated their craft beer portfolio. When they were all but ready to close up shop, they created Dirty Bastard, the beer that quite possibly saved the company.
Dave Engbers, Co-Founder of Founders Brewing Co., joins Michael to discuss bankruptcy and bolt cutters, Kentucky Breakfast Stout and price gouging, and the Brewers Association taking away their “Craft Beer” Status in this episode of The Building Breweries Podcast.
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