Founders Brewing Company | Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Founders Brewing Company
World Class based on 188 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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Beer Available At Founders Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Founders Backstage Series #5: 15th Anniversary Bolt Cutter Barley Wine 98, Founders Redís Rye IPA 99, Founders Oatmeal Stout 95, Founders BA Spite Hungarian Wax , Founders Barrel Aged Reds Rye 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 RŁbśus 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
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188 reviews for Founders Brewing Company
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  79%
 Selection  84%
 Food  77%
 Value  82%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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74
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Hawksfan17  (63) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | March 28, 2007
There isnít much to this place; there are tables, a bar, some TV and a cooler. There were empty peanut shells all over the floor too of course. They use proper glassware for their specialty beers which all seem to be something aged in bourbon. They didnít have a huge selection but it was a wide selection as far as the type of beers go. It is hard to find if you donít know where to look but it is nice to walk down the river and stop in for a pint or two.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
kseecs16  (201) Naperville, Illinois | March 15, 2007| Updated May 4, 2009
Not sure when they startedd, but they do offer a dinner menu 5-9 or so Wed - Thursday now. Prices are not great, but not bad on the based on the food based off the menu. Cool old industrial building, with a nice view of brewing room, and smallish bar. Come for the obeers and live music if is to your tastes. Small fridge offering 6íers a nd 4 packs of their signature beers. Must see brew stop in Grand Rapids/K-zoo area. Wonít give you the great prices of Bellís but well worth a visit. Updated for new tap room, visited 05/01/2009. Bigger, nicer, with a huge patio outside the new room is a nice upgrade.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
masonjer  (15) Holt, Michigan | February 28, 2007| Updated June 20, 2007
Nice Atmosphere in downtown Grand Rapids. They serve food at lunch and sometimes at dinner, but you can order in at dinner if they donít have food. It is hard to go wrong because they usually have a few world class beers on tap. They usually have 8-10 beers on tap. They are all about the good beer!
76
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
WJL2  (1) East Lansing, Michigan | December 30, 2006
Very impressive warehouse style brewery. No frills or pampering here just getting down to the business of making above average beers. Good live entertainment at night and in the day they have one of the best jukeboxes Iíve come into contact with. Great place to meet some beer drinking buddies for a couple of rounds and some peanuts.
76
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
aarossell  (1) Grandville, Michigan | December 21, 2006
Phenomenal brews and great service are the only things that make this place so good. it smells bad, and is horribly smoky on a social night. monday half off pints are excellent...wow. The beer and selection of said beer is what makes them. Dark, plain old room, dirty metal tables, usually peanut shells all over the ground. nice barley candles on each table. big windows, good for cooling off in winter, or summer, HUGE brewery room display windows. floor to ceiling, 12 feet, two whole walls of them. man, if it werenít for the amazing and variant ales / beers. Great servers....really cool people, nice, play good music SOME of the time. Food...never had their daily lunches. Expensive as hell. Must be good though. At night thereís pretzels/cheese or peanuts. good nuts. The dart board is a piece of shit
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
milewide  (23) Grand Rapids, Michigan | October 9, 2006| Updated December 7, 2011
New, spacious location. Good selection on tap including several that arenít bottled. Service was fine. Much improved food menu, but I didnít eat. Wish they had bigger selection of their brews in bottles, at more competitive prices, for take out. 12/7/11 Re rate. Toasted sandwich was excellent, and reasonably priced! Waitress let me pick any 4 oz. samples, at reasonable prices!
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
punkrkr27  (24) Berkley, Michigan | September 7, 2006
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.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
jgd0608  (4) Zeeland, Michigan | September 3, 2006
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.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Terminus  (318) Las Cruces, New Mexico | July 5, 2006
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).
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
SubstanceT  (114) Saint Louis, Missouri | June 26, 2006
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.

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