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Beer Available At Founders Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA 98, Founders Porter in Da Moonlight , Founders Rye Death , Founders Bierstadt Kolsch , Founders Sherry Cask Imperial Black IPA , Founders Das Radikal IPA , Founders Imperial Stout 100, Founders Breakfast Stout 100, Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale 98, Founders Backstage Series # 1: Blushing Monk 99, Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) 100, Founders Berry Barry Roubaix , Founders Azacca IPA , Founders Mosaic Promise 98, Founders All Day IPA 95, Founders Nitro T8R Stout , Founders BoylíRmaykíR 80, Founders Centennial IPA 98, Founders Backstage Series #11: Big Lushious 99, Founders Nitro Oatmeal Stout 95
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Ferris (768) Burnaby, British Columbia | January 6, 2015
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A huge complex with multiple bars. Big inside and outside area, serve yourself. No tasters but it is cheap, so that helps. Service was good at the bar. Didnít eat, didnít even see a menu. Lots of different beers on, and they even tell you what are brewpub only. Very crowded, and I think those crowds are always there.
Rastacouere (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 25, 2008
58 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
I frankly donít understand the praise this place received. Perhaps I was not the luckiest, but the 2-3 beers that were on and not widely distributed in bottles were not particularly interesting. While many of their regulars are indeed interesting, the ugliness of the area, spacious, noisy like a big modern cafeteria atmosphere and certainly not aimed at having a lot of character. The prices are very good though, but Iíd rather drink Founders in a beer bar I enjoy being in. Neglectable service as you need to go to the counter and they donít seem to really be interested in a conversation with you when you do.
NachlamSie (632) Denver, Colorado | May 20, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
The inside is a wide open space with loads of tables, a long bar and a window at wich to order food. The beer selection is solid of course, but I wouldíve liked more rarities. Canít complain I guess. Service was really friendly and attentive. Thereís a cool merch store but I was here too late to shop there.
Sammy (580) Toronto, Ontario | August 6, 2009
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
With Founders and Hopcat in walking distance, Grand Rapids is solidly on the map as a go-to place. Beautiful place, with light everywhere, a good temperature, a friendly gang to serve, and of course outstanding beer. I had, and had to have, four aged barrelled beers on tap. Need another reason to visit? Also, had a chance to try a fifth barrelled beer not on tap. Not overwhelming in the bottle department, I found harder to get bottles in some of the stores.
rosenbergh (566) Tampere, Finland | October 2, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice brewpub. One of the nicest brewpubs of the big breweries Iíve visited in the US. Good selection of beers. Good food. OK service. Parking was bit of a problem but thereís no problem money canít solve... Gift shop was a disappointment.
Drake (564) Free Union, Virginia | July 22, 2010| Updated July 28, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
The first stop of my Ratebeer Summer Gathering Experience, and oh, what a nice way to start. This place was packed and even though I generally donít like large crowds, I did like the ambience here. The crowd was chill, even though the space was huge it still felt cozy enough. The tour provided by one of the co-owners was awesome... very informative. The beers were top notch. I didnít try the food. Parking was OK. Prices were good. The bartenders were happy to provide samples, and the prices for full pours arenít bad. Top notch beer stop. Highly recommended.
KyotoLefty (540) Kyoto, Japan | July 28, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Great vibe, nice porch outside, amazing beers. when itís not too screaming busy, the servers are cool with giving lots of samples. Beers are amazing--maybe the best portfolio of beers in one place I had ever found.
JoeMcPhee (518) Toronto, ON, Ontario | July 28, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
Oh yeah - now thatís what Iím talking about. A large crowded spot with loads of locals drinking good beer. The location of our kickoff for RBSG 2010 and it was well-worthy of the honour. The owners took us on a rare tour of the back of the brewhouse and basically chatted non-stop about the history and the future of the brewery. They put on some special stuff for us - including the CBS, Livonia, and Kaiser Curmudgeon - which was much appreciated. Itís worth mentioning the sandwiches here too - had a pastrami that was as good as anything Iíve had in NYC - as blasphemous as that statement might be. Even cooler are the prices - 3 dollar pints of regular stuff and 5 bucks for 12 oz of the rare stuff. Iíd be here all the time if I lived in the area.
BVery (507) Plymouth, Minnesota | October 19, 2010
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Awesome place - one of the desinations on a mini summer beer tour. Big open bar/seating area, lots of awesome Founders beers on tap, outside seating. Itís a beer joint for beer drinkers.
Tmoney99 (491) Cincinnati, Ohio | May 22, 2005
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Second time I have stopped here. Older building next to the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids. Very clean with small bar and multiple tables. Draft and bottle selection is very good of brews beers and I have found new brews on tap on both visits. Service good and staff very freindly. Deli menu from 11 to 2 weekdays and delivery menus from locals aftrer lunch. Must stop location in this part of Michigan.
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