Join West Michigan World Trade Association for an evening celebration event featuring: Founders Brewing Co., 2017 World Trader of the Year Award Recipient
Alessia Restivo, 2017 Study Abroad Scholarship Award Recipient
Listen as Brian May, VP of International Business at Founders Brewing Co., shares the story of Founders' business launch, current growth and future plans regarding the expansion of international distribution. 2017 is a historic year for this company- marking 20 years of operation!
Celebrate with Alessia Restivo, the 2017 Study Aboard Scholarship Award Recipient and hear a report from last year's recipient, Alan Carter.
Founders Brewing Co.
Founders Brewing Co. was established in 1997 by two craft beer/home brewing enthusiasts—Dave Engbers and Mike Stevens. Specializing in “complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics, bigger body, and tons of flavor”, Founders “doesn’t brew beer for the masses.” Today, Founders ranks among the top 30 largest craft breweries in the U.S. They have received awards from numerous sources, including: World Beer Cup, European Beer Star, Great American Beer Festival, RateBeer and BeerAdvocates.
100% family owned and founded in 1890, Mahou San Miguel, has been Spain’s leading brewing company for 125 years. With eight centers, spanning across the globe, Mahou San Miguel purchased a minority stake in Founders Brewing Co. in 2015. Together they are focused on long-term strategic growth, with a commitment to brand longevity and product quality.
Alessia Restivo, Aquinas College
Pursuing a double major in French and International Business, Alessia Restivo will travel to Angers, France to for the Spring Semester of 2018. Her estimated graduation date is 2019.