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Beer Available At Founders Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Founders Mosaic Promise 95, Founders Nitro Oatmeal Stout 95, Founders Backstage Series #10: Dissenter Imperial IPL 98, Founders Double Trouble IPA 100, Founders Backstage Series # 9: Smoked Porter 99, Founders Redís Rye IPA 99, Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale 99, Founders Porter 100, Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale 98, Founders Lucid Unity , Founders Headless Harvest IPA , Founders Supremo Mountain Brown , Founders Ales For ALS IPA , Founders BA Spite Hungarian Wax , Founders Doublethink IPA , Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA 99, Founders Fest Wheat 88, Founders Chocolate Raspberry Stout , Founders Centennial IPA 99, Founders Frangelic Stout 97
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Slabjacker (34) | August 4, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Enormous bar as soon as you walk in. Very open with generally plain seating. No fancy decor or table arrangements...just a place to drink beer. Had an older crowd when I went on a Friday evening and it was much quieter than the Hopcat that Iíd just come from. For such a big place though, I expected to see more variety - but I guess thereís an argument for doing a few things really well as opposed to doing several things average. The porter I wanted to try was fresh out so I opted for the bourbon porter. Served in a brandy snifter, this drink had some kick. It was syrupy and the smell of the bourbon was ever present. Iím not a fan of high alcohol beers so getting a half pint down was a bit of a challenge. Tasted something like Kahlua and cough syrup but in a good way. Iím sure there are others out there that would love it I just found it a little heavy for my buds. My buddy had the red ale and spoke very highly of it - easily the best beer he had out of six other places on our brewery tour of the area.
nbutler11 (316) Phoenix, Arizona | July 27, 2008| Updated March 28, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Gorgeous looking bar and large space for noshing on their deliís sandwiches. Every time I go back, this place gets better. They never have many bottles, but thereís always something great on tap.
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.
MoDog (23) Griffith, Indiana | July 2, 2008
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Huge commercial wherehouse feel. 16oz beers were $2 when I was in on Monday evening! The taplist was a bit thin on my visit. I believe they had 7 beers on tap. The service was quick for the size of the crowd. The food was really good. A worthwhile stop.
jeffwilliams11 (6) hooterville, Michigan | May 16, 2008
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
not as awesome as the old location, but still cool. wait staff is very quick and knowledgable. food is always tasty, a nice selection of sandwiches and such. beer is amazing, usually 8 or 10 on tap at a time. nice place to see a show, although is can get a little loud and difficult to hear.
sneagrams3 (20) St. Louis, Missouri | May 15, 2008
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Visited 4/27/08. Late Sunday afternoon. This place is great. New facility, great area. Spacious and inviting. Pleanty of room inside with convertible widows to allow access to the patio. No sampler per say, but 1/2 pints are available. 10 beers on tap at the time of visit, including Imperial Stout and Rubaeus. 4 or so they donít bottle. Service as great and the server was quite knowledgable. Didnít get any food here, but itís a walk up window with, what looks like quite an interesting menu. If you are anywhere close to Grand Rapids, this is an essential stop!
kieleszd (8) Grand Rapids , Michigan | May 9, 2008
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Has a true brewer ambiance. Best ever sandwiches for lunch. Build your own sandwich with real ingredients. The barley stuffed candles are a nice touch. They usually have 5 regulars on tap, 2 seasonal, and an occasional rare special. Its the heart of GR.
bigtaster (48) Grand Rapids, Michigan | April 23, 2008| Updated August 1, 2014
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Nice chill atmosphere with focus on good beer. The staff is relaxed and helpful. Did not have any food but I love all their beer. Good prices for the quality, great brewery.
Rogueone (21) I F&ckiní hate those guys from, Ohio | April 17, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
I have been to both locations, and was hesitant to hear that Founders was moving as I wasnít sure if the ambiance would be changed for the worse. I was pleasantly surprised, as the new location has the same rustic warehouse-y feel as the old location without feeling corporate. Basically, the expansion served just as it was meant to, to keep the brewpub atmosphere while adding on some more room to offer food, more seating, and a more adequate stage area. Their beer is fantastic, and usually well-stocked. I ordered the hummus, my friend ordered one of their HUGE sandwiches. Both servings were enough for 2 people and tasted above average. The food selection is by far the best of any brewpub Iíve been to insofar as sandwiches go. The staff is cool and casual and I have not had a bad experience yet! Also within stumbling distance of a Greyhound bus station.
AllAboutStout (30) Cincinnati, Ohio | April 10, 2008
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Made my first trip to Founders for the Ky Breakfast release party.BR
This should be the model for most brewpubs to follow. Great atmosphere, open and comfy. It doesnít hurt that itís ran by some of the best people in the biz, Dave, Mark et al. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment I spent there and wish I had a place like this near my home.BR
Good food and outstanding service. The only drawback to the new pub is the parking. When busy, youíll be finding a side street to park on.
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