The Founders Family of Grand Rapids Michigan is a group of passionate beer enthusiasts, with a simple philosophy: “[Our] beers are crafted for a chosen few, a small cadre of renegades and rebels who enjoy a beer that pushes the limits of what is commonly accepted as taste. In short, we make beer for people like us.” As of 2013, two of its beers, Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) and Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS), were ranked among BeerAdvocate
's top 10 beers. Ratebeer.com
listed Founders as the overall 3rd best brewery in the world in its 2013 poll. BLiS is proud to say that our maple syrup barrels are used to age some of these award winning beers including Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS), Curmudgeon’s Better Half, and Sweet Repute. Cheers!
Red Boat is an all-natural, first press, “extra virgin” Vietnamese fish sauce. Made from a two hundred year-old, chemical free, artisanal process, Red Boat uses only the freshest black anchovy, salted minutes after leaving the crystal clear waters off Phu Quoc Island, then slow aged for over a year in traditional wooden barrels. It does not contain added water, preservatives or MSG.
Tomatsu Yamamoto has been an artisanal producer since 1911. They use only the finest quality non-GMO soybeans harvested in Hokkaido to produce rich and full-flavored product.
They commit themselves to producing the highest quality fermented foods that are fruits of wisdom of ancient Japanese people.