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Beer Available At Founders Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Founders Backstage Series #6: Doom Imperial IPA 98, Founders RŁbśus 91, Founders Breakfast Stout 100, Founders EXP7272 , Founders Curmudgeon Old Ale 98, Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) 100, Founders Backwoods Bastard 100, Founders All Day IPA 96, Founders Empire Strikes Bitter 71, Founders Oatmeal Stout 93, Founders Cerise 82, Founders Diamond Mountain Brown , Founders Solid Gold Extra Pale Ale 33, Founders Redís Rye P.A. 99, Founders Walter Melon , Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale 98, Founders Centennial IPA 99, Founders Imperial Stout 100, Founders Backstage Series #5: 15th Anniversary Bolt Cutter Barley Wine 98, Founders Rye Stout
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punkrkr27 (24) Berkley, Michigan | September 7, 2006
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
Pretty standard brewpub/refurbished warehouse feel to the place. I was there at 2:30 on a Wed so the place wasnít very busy and I had pretty good service. They had a pretty good selection of thier beers on tap, including Kentucky Breakfast! Didnít have any food while I was there, but the menu looked pretty decent and had a little more to offer than the typical brewpub fare.
jgd0608 (4) Zeeland, Michigan | September 3, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Really good beers, with a nice pub. Can see the brewery through Giant glass windows. Hoped for someone who knew a little more about beers, as our waitress was just kind of rude. But oh well, the Kentucky B-fast stout on tap made up for that.
Terminus (278) Las Cruces, New Mexico | July 5, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
warehouse type atmosphere with brewery behind the glass. Bartender was very friendly giving me a ton of free samples of the beers that they dont bottle. the assistant brewer was there doing some tank transfers so he gave me a short tour of the place. not that big of a brewery and really not flashy. however, sanitation is definatly a priority here. devil dancer, imp stout, oatmeal stout, porter, rubeaus, and scalawags old ale were on tap this day. Nice place and i really dig downtown Grand Rapids (upbeat for a downtown in the midwest).
SubstanceT (114) Saint Louis, Missouri | June 26, 2006
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Wharehouse place. Nice layout. Nothing too exciting or flashy really. Beer selection probably changes frequently. Some interesting stuff on tap. Our bartender was nice and she seemed to know what she was talking about. Even though there was only 2-3 people smoking the place was filled with smoke and had that odor where it is perminantly pressed in or something.
sersdf (33) chicago, Illinois | June 1, 2006
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
pretty good experience. went during the afternoon, they had about 10 beers on tap. they had bottles but you canít drink them there. the service was really good, the bartender gave me a couple samples when i didnít even ask him for them. he also took us on a tour when we asked, and let me in on the wireless network. the only small negative there was that he said the scalawag was similar to the curmudgeon. i later heard a story about how the scalawag is just a rebadged version of a bad batch of the curmudgeon. anyways, pretty good beers, they allow you to have various sizes and the prices are reasonably good. didnít have the food but it seems a little silly you have to order out.
Zeswaft (111) Seattle, Washington | May 30, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Ambiance is pretty plain and like a normal bar. They donít serve food which is stupid. Service was outstanding. Polite and knowledgeable staff. Bartender took us for a short tour of the brewery and history of the brewery. Lots of glass sizes and good prices. Beers were outstanding. It was hot as balls in there and the bathroom door didnít lock. They have a stupid rule that you canít drink one of the bottles from the to-go cooler and drink it there. A few more beers on tap than Bells, probably 12 or so in total.
AlKHall (11) West Hartford, Connecticut | May 21, 2006
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
The interior is averege. When its crowded, the acoustics are abysmal, and Im not really excited about places with peanut shells all over the floor - but the beer is amazing. One sip of RUBAEUS, and Iíll overlook all of that.
BrewNChew51 (1) Lakeview, Ohio | March 13, 2006
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
On the few occaisions that I have been to Founders, I have had a great time. I feel like a little kid in a candy store. Itís a pretty plain place, but I think that less is more. I have had nearly every beer that they have had on tap, and I havenít been disappointed with any. My personal favorite was their IPA.
Hollywoodt (10) Grand Rapids, Michigan | February 17, 2006| Updated April 4, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
This is a pretty plain place. They had a pretty good selection of brews on tap. I was diappointed that they didnít have the breakfast stout on tap, but it was actually better, as it forced me to try something else. No music the night we were there. I have to say $2.50 for a glass of pretzels is a bit of a rip off.
Went back during lunch. Food was excellent. Waitress had an attitude. This time the beer selection was terrible.
DrnkMcDermott (84) Downers Grove, Illinois | January 9, 2006| Updated August 13, 2007
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 12/20
Just a typical brewpub: carved out of an industrial building, brick walls and all, in an old commercial area of town. Parking on the street is metered, but easily available (and a bargain compared to Chicago). Has a goodly mix of their regular commercial beers, plus more on tap. Generous with samples, and will fill growlers for most of their brews. Only drawback is that itís VERY smoky. Of course what weíre all coming in for is the excellent Founders beers.
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