Founders Brewing Company | Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Founders Brewing Company
World Class based on 211 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

235 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan United States 49503 [ print map ]
616 776 1195 | facebook

Hours: Taproom:M-Sa11a-2a Su12p-12a Deli:M-F11a-11p, Su12p-11p

Mayor: b3shine (6) | Taps: 16-18 |

Founders Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Founders Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown , Founders Backstage Series #14: Project Pam 99, Founders Imperial Stout 100, Founders Mosaic Promise 98, Founders Backwoods Bastard 100, Founders Zuper Hophead , Founders Azacca IPA 88, Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA 98, Founders Backstage Series #13: reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA 99, Founders Rye Death 95, Founders Pale Joe , Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) 100, Founders Backstage Series #11: Big Lushious 99, Founders Angelic Revenge , Founders German Confusion , Founders Untombed Ale , Founders Philogynist (Fermenta Collaboration) , Founders Ales For ALS IPA , Founders Lucid Unity , Founders Nitro Oatmeal Stout 94
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211 reviews for Founders Brewing Company
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  78%
 Selection  84%
 Food  77%
 Value  82%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
mages64  (10) Seattle, Washington | July 23, 2009
Great ambiance. Obscenely good beer! some good sandwhiches and snacks. Peanuts are the main food. Great bands play here occasionally. Very professional bar staff who know their stuff. Lots of guys who want to wax eloquent about beer. Kind of cliquey but who cares. Best beer In Grand Rapids.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
shawnr33  (10) Detroit, Michigan | April 30, 2010
Founders makes some of my favorite beers and I finally got to stop in for a visit. We went on a Monday night which was packed. $2-3 pints on all their drafts will do that. For how busy it was the service was amazing. As long as you know what your getting next you will always have something to drink in front of you. The only food we got was the beer cheese dip which was delicious.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
job80  (10) , Belgium | February 25, 2011
Great place, this is one of my fav brewery. The bar is vast and impresive, hard to put into words how I like it. Beers are fantastic, nothing else to say. The list is not as vast as other brewery but the qulity is alwais at top.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
kevinestes  (10) Kentucky | March 3, 2010
Good place with all of their exceptional beers at your disposal.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
AlabastorJones  (10) Seattle, Washington | November 26, 2005| Updated January 12, 2006
Great burly dark Michigan brewery in the heart of Grand Rapids with some serious ales to reckon with, peanut shells on the ground ambience and is a really chill place to hang out and shoot some pool but horrible acoustics for live music, which is too bad b/c itís usually good music.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
lena57  (10) Colorado | November 29, 2010
I stopped by Founders while on a business trip. What a great place! This place would fit in perfectly in Northern Colorado. Good beer, interesting location, good food.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
StuartCarter  (10) Alabama | May 3, 2012
Insanely slammed Friday evening. It felt large and anonymous. Service was sporadic, but thatís understandable. Well worth a visit.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
wrx72  (10) Kent, Ohio | October 23, 2011
I have always had good experiences when visiting Founderís brewing. The tap selection is usually excellent and I especially like the beer hall type atmosphere they project. The food is good at Founderís considering that it is basically a carry-out window next to the bar. I would not travel to Grand Rapids without at least stopping off a Founderís for a pint or two.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 20/20
joromiller  (10) Holt, Michigan | March 1, 2013
For a brewery that is ranked in the top 3 in the world, it is tremendously disappointing to know that their Class 3 beers are rarely, if ever, on tap. I have supported Founders for almost a decade. I love their best beers (KBS, CBS, Bolt Cutter and the like), but the brewery is growing so fast that it feels like the it has forgotten its roots. Maybe I just feel a bit scorned by Founders and the manner in which they make their best beers available to locals (see the 2013 KBS fiasco with Brown Paper Tickets), but the company is becoming so commercialized that they seem to have left its biggest supporters in its growth wake. All-in-all, itís certainly a top brewery in the world, but there are other breweries within a couple hours that I have now chosen to frequent more often than Founders.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
kieleszd  (8) Grand Rapids , Michigan | May 9, 2008
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.

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