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Brewery releases Michigan-only brew

April 13, 2016
| By Pat Evans |
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Founders Brewing Co. Palm Reader beer
Palm Reader by Founders Brewing Co. is a pale ale with 5.4-percent ABV. Photo via foundersbrewing.com

A local brewery is releasing a Michigan-only beer — with proceeds heading to the restoration of the Grand River.

Founders Brewing Co. in Grand Rapids said yesterday that it will release Palm Reader, a pale ale with Michigan-grown hops.

Set for release in May, the beer will be available in 6 packs of 12-ounce bottles with a suggested retail price of $9.99.

Proceeds of the beer will go to Tribute on the Grand, which is an event in support of Grand Rapids Whitewater.

The beer

Palm Reader is made with Michigan-grown Crystal and Zuper-Saazer hops, which together create a fruity and citrus-laden aroma and flavor, with a crisp finish from a simple malt bill.

The beer is 5.4 percent ABV.

“This beer is truly an homage to our community,” said Dave Engbers, co-founder and president, Founders Brewing Co. “For our first-ever beer made to benefit Grand Rapids Whitewater, a cause Mike and I have been supporting for over six years, we sourced the hops locally from our friends at Hop Head Farms.”

Tribute on the Grand

Founders partnered with FOX 17 to host the event, which takes place on Sept. 10 at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids.

The event is free to the public and will feature Founders beer and local and national tribute bands.

Tickets for a special beer dinner on the Gillette Bridge will go on sale in June.

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