Founders Brewing Company | Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Founders Brewing Company
World Class based on 200 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

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

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


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Founders Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Founders Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Founders Backstage Series #10: Dissenter Imperial IPL 98, Founders Backstage Series # 9: Smoked Porter 99, Founders Redís Rye IPA 99, Founders Double Trouble IPA 100, 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 Nitro Oatmeal Stout 95, Founders Fest Wheat 88, Founders Chocolate Raspberry Stout , Founders Centennial IPA 99, Founders Frangelic Stout 97, Founders All Day IPA 96
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200 reviews for Founders Brewing Company
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  79%
 Selection  84%
 Food  77%
 Value  82%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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80
  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.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
slipy120  (8) Michigan | July 4, 2010
Very nice place. Great view of brew kettles and fermentors. Has a patio which is nice. If the weather permits the open giant doors and the outside is exposed which is refreshing to say the least. Good beer and food and proper glassware. Waitstaff is friendly and easy going. And you can get beer to go in 64oz growlers! Definately worth the trip.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Rockinout  (8) Kent, Ohio | August 28, 2005
The taproom had a relaxing feel to it on this Saturday afternoon. The seats at the bar were full and so were three of the tables. No food today, I guess they bring in sandwiches for lunch during the week. Iím glad we ate before we got there. The beer was excellent as I got to try some offerings that they do not bottle. I would like to go there on a night when they have a band and get loaded on fresh Founders.
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 19/20
BeNobleDark  (7) Allendale, Michigan | October 21, 2010
This is one of the most beautiful taprooms in west michigan! The service is excellent, servers on the floor, the porch, as well as behind the bar. Some people complain about the service when itís super packed - but what do you expect? None of us are superheroes. the selection is WONDERFUL. They keep a constantly rotating selection available. The standards, specialties, and rarities. New beers go on pretty constantly, giving the people at the taproom a chance to taste beers that will never make it into the bottle. the food is AMAZING. All they have is a simple sandwich kitchen, but you canít find a better sandwich in West Michigan. Prices are great! Cheapest place to drink in the city (even at full price)! I swear by founders. Beer lovers, beware. You can never have just one, and before you know it, the floorís a little wobbly.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
Dough77  (7) Aurora, Illinois | June 27, 2005
Bartender said it was a little slow because of the recent summer break (thanks goodness) because it was still pretty crowded. But it had a nice feel to it, the service was great, especially once he saw me taking down notes. Got a growler of some badass í03 Impy stout, a 6 pack with rabeus, a nice sweatshirt, and one taster of each of their 10-12 beers on tap for 60$!! Cant beat the deal anywhere. Look foward to visiting again.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
mwbrady12  (7) Winston Salem, North Carolina | December 25, 2012
Great wide open but welcoming appearance with a beautiful bar and good amount of outdoor seating. Awesome service as I couldn't even look confused or curious for more than 10 seconds without a request for help. Selection was a nice balance of currently available brews and unique brew pub only varieties. Store was smaller than I expected but growlers are available. Food looked good and menu seemed basic but adequate although I didn't eat. Hope to return soon!
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
mxtur  (6) Michigan | June 20, 2011
I had a great time. The Devil Dancer was just unleashed and I had more than one. Maybe thatís why I had so much fun. I went on a Thursday night so there was live music. The music was really bad, but everything about the brewery was top notch. They really had everything anyone would want in a good brewery. Actually I kinda feel like their beer, food,and service were exactly what people should expect. I will go back.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
emichaelis23  (6) Geneva, Illinois | August 21, 2012
Love this Place. Great Beer and good food. Worth the 5 hour drive for sure.
84
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Zach Diesel  (6) Sisters, Oregon | July 17, 2004
My favorite bar in Grand Rapids. The old warehouse feel and constantly changing tap only selection along with great daily specials puts Founders on top of my list of GR beer bars. Good influx of local music and sporadic raffles with prizes like cds and bongs are also a plus.
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
TMGrieser  (6) three rivers, Michigan | August 2, 2010
very nice place, friendly and informative staff, good food and GREAT beers.

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