Founders Brewing Company | Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Founders Brewing Company
World Class based on 203 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 Pale Ale 87, Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA 97, Founders Mosaic Promise 97, Founders Session Stout , Founders Night of the Living Red , Founders Nitro Oatmeal Stout 95, Founders Backstage Series #10: Dissenter Imperial IPL 98, Founders Double Trouble IPA 100, Founders Backstage Series # 9: Smoked Porter 99, Founders Redís Rye IPA 99, 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
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203 reviews for Founders Brewing Company
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  79%
 Selection  84%
 Food  77%
 Value  82%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
AllAboutStout  (30) Cincinnati, Ohio | April 10, 2008
Made my first trip to Founders for the Ky Breakfast release party.BR This should be the model for most brewpubs to follow. Great atmosphere, open and comfy. It doesnít hurt that itís ran by some of the best people in the biz, Dave, Mark et al. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment I spent there and wish I had a place like this near my home.BR Good food and outstanding service. The only drawback to the new pub is the parking. When busy, youíll be finding a side street to park on.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
TPaliga  (3) Munster, Indiana | April 8, 2008
Nice plave to have a beer. Stopped in on a monday afternoon. Beer selection on a chalkboard with no descriptions. If you donít know whatís what, it is a bit hard to order. The servers are busy and canít really explain anything (or donít want to) Great beer, mediocre service. Didnít eat, but the horseradish cheese dip for pretzels was tasty.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
GeneralGao  (222) Iowa City, Iowa | February 10, 2008| Updated February 22, 2008
Visited on a Friday night. I like the new location downtown. Large open floor plan with a football-field long bar. Their beer is good, of course, but they didnít have much that I hadnít tried. They also sell bottled beer to go out of a small cooler, but it wasnít well stocked. They serve food, but I didnít eat. Iíll go again next time I make it to Grand Rapids.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
saber2th  (4) Harrison Township, Michigan | November 24, 2007
I think Founders is becomming my favorite brewery to visit here in Michigan! Every beer I had was outstanding and the building was old and rustic (very cool).
76
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
ford9719  (18) Vilseck, Germany | November 23, 2007
Had great time. The new bldg. is awsome and has a lot of room.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
strongpieman  (120) Mount Airy, Maryland | October 31, 2007
Only negative is getting smoked out on a Wednesday night. Great beer
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.
70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Hudspart  (27) Byron Center, Michigan | August 10, 2007| Updated September 5, 2008
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.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
BoKnowsBeer  (2) Kalamazoo, Michigan | August 1, 2007
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 Iíve 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 isnít your average sandwich. It was very fresh and very big. The olí 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, Iíd recommend this place to anyone looking for a good sandwich to go with their quality beer, and to see live music.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Dansting  (114) Overland Park, Kansas | August 1, 2007
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!

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