The taproom also closed in late October, and the company’s diversity and inclusion officer resigned. Some retailers and venues stopped selling Founders products.
“We’re just looking at getting better,” co-founder Dave Engbers told the Detroit Free Press. “The beer we brew today is great, but the beer we brew a year from now is going to be better. The way we manage is strong. I think we’re going to be stronger in the future.”
The Grand Rapids-based company has hired a consultant to put together a plan focused on inclusion to get employee input and create focus groups and diversity committees.