Founders Brewing Company

235 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan United States 49503
brewery (Founders)  4.85/5.0 218 reviews
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Beers At Founders Brewing Company

NameABVEntered
Founders Sleeper Cell10.7%7/22/2016
Founders MF Lager5.4%7/22/2016
Founders CTRL ALT Delete3.3%7/16/2016
Founders Seis Estrellas8.6%7/15/2016
Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown9%7/15/2016
Founders Barrel Aged ReDANKulous12.5%7/15/2016
Founders PC Pils5.6%7/15/2016
Founders Fest Wheat6.7%7/1/2016
Founders Misty Mountain Hop Brown Ale7.7%6/27/2016
Founders Nemesis 200912%6/11/2016
Founders Gose4.6%6/8/2016
Founders Mosaic Promise5.5%6/7/2016
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)11.2%6/4/2016
Founders Solid Gold Extra Pale Ale4.2%5/29/2016
Founders Backstage Series # 7: Mango Magnifico con Calor10%4/25/2016
Founders Witchcraft Baltic Porter6.4%4/25/2016
Founders Nitro KBS (2016)12.1%4/16/2016
Founders Big Ula Ula9.4%4/16/2016
Founders Freestyle Stout6.5%4/16/2016
Founders Black IPA6.6%4/16/2016
Founders Smaug IPA7.8%4/16/2016
Founders Palm Reader5.4%4/16/2016
Founders KBS Blast9.6%4/16/2016
Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA8.9%4/16/2016
Founders BA Grand Rapids Stout10.4%4/16/2016
Founders Lizard of KOZnilla9.4%4/16/2016
Founders Pale Ale5.4%4/16/2016
Founders Backwoods Bastard11.6%4/8/2016
Founders Backstage Series #11: Big Lushious7.8%4/8/2016
Founders Backstage Series #14: Project Pam10.8%3/8/2016
Founders Spectra Trifecta5.9%3/6/2016
Founders Workingman’s Rye Stout6%2/27/2016
Founders Gail’s Pale Ale8%2/27/2016
Founders All Day IPA4.7%2/19/2016
Founders Sherry Barrel-Aged Summer Sizzler12%2/13/2016
Founders Cherry Kolsch of Doom6.1%2/13/2016
Founders Pale Joe5.3%2/13/2016
Founders Spike Cutlass12%2/13/2016
Founders Boyl’Rmayk’R7.9%2/13/2016
Founders Backstage Series # 8: Sweet Repute12.6%2/13/2016
Founders BA Summer Sizzler11%2/13/2016
Founders KBS Cran Blast11.2%2/13/2016
Founders BA Cran11.6%2/13/2016
Founders BA Honey Stuff10.5%2/13/2016
Founders Azacca IPA7%2/5/2016
Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)10.6%1/28/2016
Founders Rübæus5.7%1/17/2016
Founders Backstage Series #13: reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA9.5%1/3/2016
Founders Imperial Stout10.5%11/9/2015
Founders Zuper Hophead5.6%10/30/2015
Founders Rye Death10.8%10/21/2015
Founders Angelic Revenge8.4%8/22/2015
Founders German Confusion6.6%8/22/2015
Founders Untombed Ale4.5%8/13/2015
Founders Philogynist (Fermenta Collaboration)5.5%8/13/2015
Founders Ales For ALS IPA6.7%8/13/2015
Founders Lucid Unity5%8/13/2015
Founders Nitro Oatmeal Stout4.5%8/6/2015
Founders BliS Blast All Day IPA4.2%8/1/2015
Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale8.5%7/10/2015


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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
gearbike  (12) West Bloomfield, Michigan | October 6, 2008
The designers created a great building but not the best architecture for a brew pub. However, they have a solid selection of their fabulous beers so the atmosphere can’t be that bad. Friendly service and more than willing to provide samples. Typical type bar food could be a lot better.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
lampeno420  (11) Zeeland, Michigan | June 7, 2007| Updated February 24, 2012
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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
firstsip  (11) Michigan | November 4, 2013
Went before/after big "remodel." Love that there are multiple bars now--helps ease any lines for service. Only one food window, still--might have a 5-10 minute wait in line just to order food occasionally, and it wraps around the place. Food options are decent--good bar food. Ambiance is awesome. Not too loud, beirgarten is fantastic (with fire pits for when it’s colder).
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
alliance100  (11) Grand Rapids , Michigan | January 11, 2014
80
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
AlKHall  (11) West Hartford, Connecticut | May 21, 2006
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 I’ll overlook all of that.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
bdigital  (11) Ft Wayne, Indiana | September 2, 2007
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.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
coyotehunter  (11) , Michigan | March 1, 2009| Updated June 15, 2009
Real nice. Parking sucks if you get there on a busy day. Service is good. Good selection of beers on tap. Nice open atmosphere...Kind of train-station-like. Revisited on 6/13/09 with more time on my hands. Like it quite a bit. Lots of staff to help..which is a plus. Fairly knowledgeable as well.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
Blaze312  (10) Ann Arbor, Michigan | March 30, 2009| Updated June 15, 2009
I love this place. Very large and open, but yet tons of places to sit. The food was great, beat only by the KBS. The beer here is amazing. Do not miss this place if you are in the grand rapids area. The parking is probably the worst about this place. However there is free parking on the street, so its better then being required to pay for parking. I recommend the KBS. Updated: 6/15/09. I had to come back to this rating and give them a few extra points on Service and Ambiance. Great atmosphere. I can’t wait to be in Grand Rapids again soon.
74
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 15/20
Hollywoodt  (10) Grand Rapids, Michigan | February 17, 2006| Updated April 4, 2012
This is a pretty plain place. They had a pretty good selection of brews on tap. I was diappointed that they didn’t 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.
94
  • 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.
94
  • 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.

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