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!