December 21, 2016


Kate Moore, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations

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Grand Rapids Public Museum’s Beer Explorers

Combines Beer and Doughnuts this January

in Partnership with Founders Brewing Company


Grand Rapids, MI – The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) continues its very popular Beer Explorers program on January 12, 2017. The series of winter programs are held in partnership with Founders Brewing Company on Thursday evenings giving Grand Rapidians a new twist on a Founders beer tasting.


Join the Grand Rapids Public Museum to learn more about pairing beers with desserts in the next installation of Beer Explorers. This next class pairs Founders beer with Robinette’s doughnuts, allowing participants to explore their sense of taste and what combinations appeal to individual palates!


Classes begin at 6 p.m. and will be held on the 1st floor of the GRPM. Admission to each class includes general admission to the Museum as well as three beer samples. A cash bar will also be available.


Tickets to Beer Explorers is $8 for Museum members and $18 for non-members. Participants must be 21 and older. Tickets can be purchased at


The third and final installment of Beer Explorers with Founders Brewing Company will take place on Thursday, February 16, and focusing on barrel aging beers. Participants will learn about the process of barrel aging and how different factors affect the taste and quality of the beer.


About Founders Brewing Co.

Established in 1997 by two craft beer enthusiasts—Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens—with day jobs and a dream, Founders Brewing Co. brews complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics and tons of flavor. Founders ranks among the top 30 largest craft breweries in the U.S. and is one of the fastest growing. The brewery has received numerous awards from the World Beer Cup and the Great American Beer Festival, and RateBeer and BeerAdvocate users often rate its beers among the best in the world. Located in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan, Founders is a proud member of the Michigan Brewers Guild. For more information, visit


Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum is an invaluable, publicly-owned institution that is home to more than 250,000 unique artifacts that tell the history of Kent County and beyond, houses the only planetarium in the region, and is responsible for protecting the Norton Indian Mounds, a national historic landmark. The Grand Rapids Public Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, with its main location in downtown Grand Rapids, MI at 272 Pearl Street, NW. For additional information including hours of operation, admission fees and exhibit/event listings, please visit