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Beer Available At Founders Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Founders Rye Stout , Founders Infiltrator , Founders Boss Pale Ale , Founders The Chronic , Founders Grand Moff , Founders RŁbśus 95, Founders Backstage Series #8: Sweet Repute 98, Founders Centennial IPA 99, Founders Solid Gold (Pilsner) , Founders Backstage Series #5: 15th Anniversary Bolt Cutter Barley Wine 98, Founders Backstage Series #7: Mango Magnifico con Calor 94, Founders Nitro Espresso Porter , Founders Redís Rye P.A. 99, Founders Backwoods Bastard 100, Founders Breakfast Stout 100, Founders BoylíRmaykíR 53, Founders BA Main Guy Mango , Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale 98, Founders Harvest Ale 99, Founders Imperial Stout 100
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Rastacouere (651) 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 (530) 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.
JoeMcPhee (501) 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.
Sammy (497) 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.
Glouglouburp (423) Montreal, Quebec | July 4, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Big pub with plenty of room. The large bar itself is spacy and very inviting. I really liked the atmosphere there, kind of hard to put into words, right from the moment I walked in this pub I had a different feeling that just about all other pubs Iíve ever visited. Crowd is rather young (mostly early twenties) but not the drunken college kind. Cool eclectic crowd. The place is probably doing well because on a Sunday night it was almost packed. So I would suggest to avoid the Friday/Saturday night cause that must be annoyingly packed. Food menu is reasonably priced interesting sandwiches. Probably not the right place if youíre looking for a full cooked meal. Only 10 taps when I was there with 7 of them being their regular bottled beers. Iíll never complain about drinking a Redís Rye or a Centennial on tap although these are also available in other pubs.
KyotoLefty (420) 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.
Drake (415) 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.
rosenbergh (404) Helsinki, 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.
adnielsen (380) Fort Collins, Colorado | November 29, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Must see on a Michigan beer tour. We showed up here on a Thursday night and it was fairly full. Besides a few pepper beers, they didnít really have anything all that exciting to taste. I was a little disappointed but Iíll be back.
Tmoney99 (376) 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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