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Beer Available At Founders Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Founders Oatmeal Stout 95, Founders BA Spite Hungarian Wax , Founders Barrel Aged Reds Rye 99, Founders Red’s Rye IPA 99, Founders Frangelic Stout 97, Founders Melon on Melon , Founders Backwoods Bastard 100, Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) 100, Founders Das Radikal IPA , Founders All Day IPA 96, Founders Mackinaw Fudge Donkey Stout 96, Founders Rübæus 94, Founders Panther Cub , Founders Centennial IPA 99, Founders Breakfast Stout 100, Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale 98, Founders Porter 100, Founders BA Spite Serrano 67, Founders Backstage Series #8: Sweet Repute 98, Founders Imperial Stout 100
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strongpieman (113) Mount Airy, Maryland | October 31, 2007
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Only negative is getting smoked out on a Wednesday night. Great beer
bdigital (11) Ft Wayne, Indiana | September 2, 2007
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Very cool place when visited. Jazz band playing while I sipped on some marvelous brews. The service was great and the bartenders were very jovial and laughed at/with us quite often. Great selection including: Deca, KBS, Blushing Monk, All NIght Long and others. Fine establishment and a damn fine brewery.
Hudspart (27) Byron Center, Michigan | August 10, 2007| Updated September 5, 2008
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
This place is all about the beer. The ambiance and service are not great, but not bad. However, the beer is great. Sandwiches are really good also.
BoKnowsBeer (2) Kalamazoo, Michigan | August 1, 2007
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
This place has an awsome feel to it. Old warehouse with peanut shells on the floor, and large windows overlooking the brewing and packaging rooms. They do live music two nights a week and the times I was there the bands were very good. The cool part about it is that I’ve seen 4 or 5 different styles of music there. Jazz, Bluegrass, Indie Rock, Jam Bands, Blues, etc.
The service was very friendly and efficient, and also very knowledgable about their offerings, although I am one who prefers to go to the bar for my beers anyways. It was a little smokey there, but I was told that they are building a new place and that it will be smoke free. Which is good.
The food was outstanding! They serve deli sandwiches, but it isn’t your average sandwich. It was very fresh and very big. The ol’ lady had soup and also enjoyed it.
The only drawback was the lack of IPA, the beer I went there to try, and that the bathrooms were too small.
Overall, I’d recommend this place to anyone looking for a good sandwich to go with their quality beer, and to see live music.
Dansting (114) Overland Park, Kansas | August 1, 2007
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Visited on a Friday evening for some beers. I was not let down. Their Dirty Bastard was great, but the Kentucky Breakfast Stout is reason enough to go there. If they only bottled it. Had an appetizer that was really good. The place itself was a spread-out spacious room with a nice crowd. A really fun place. I could go on about how much I enjoyed this place. Go there, and be sure to get the Kentucky Breakfast Stout if you can. Wow!
nflmvp (33) Fox Valley, Wisconsin | July 31, 2007
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed the opportunity to sample the fares at the brewery over DLD weekend but only now am I finally taking the time to enter my review.
The place is a decent size and simply decorated. The beers are as fresh as you’d expect and each one of the varieties I tried were as good or better than I’d expected.
I was disappointed that they had none of the Blushing Monk on tap (that I had tried the last time I was there). The Backwoods Bastard, on the other hand, was an awesome surprise.
Service was not much better than average, even before the crowd began to grow.
All things considered, I enjoy Founders very much and I always look forward to returning when I get the chance to visit the area again.
lampeno420 (11) Zeeland, Michigan | June 7, 2007| Updated February 24, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
this place was great. so glad i got talked into going out there for a couple drinks and a sandwich, which were surprisingly very good, especially for a brewery. the beer wasn’t priced to badly either. neat eating area that you can see inside the brewery, and loved the atmosphere the old factory gives you. would love to go back again, even if it was just for the food!
P.S. Updating for new building, which is awesome. Love the great winding long bar, and the entire setup. Only thing is that we need more parking! Ive been there a dozen times already and its been so packed, the side street is almost full.
dra19 (6) holland, Michigan | May 13, 2007
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Great beer and food. Need to go on off hours, or the place can be pretty crowded. Lots of great beers on tap, especially if you can get a Kentucky Breakfast.
mynameisjonas (5) Grand Rapids, Michigan | April 4, 2007
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
not a bad place but not the best. filled with regulars. didnt feel welcome but the beer made up for it
jonwayne4883 (12) Grand Rapids, Michigan | April 4, 2007
44 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 8/20
location is nice, by the river. loud, sometimes quite crowded, almost hard to hear when ordering. decent selection of their brews, and the prices actually arent that bad.
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