Founders Brewing Company | Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Founders Brewing Company
World Class based on 205 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 The Chronic 63, Founders Black Rye 98, Founders Solid Gold Extra Pale Ale 28, Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) 100, Founders Fab Collab , Founders Mosaic Promise 98, Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA 99, Founders Breakfast Stout 100, Founders WatergranatePomemelon , Founders Cheef IPA , Founders Backstage Series #11: Big Lushious 99, Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale 98, Founders Nitro Oatmeal Stout 95, Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA 98, Founders Grand Rapids Stout 89, Founders Backstage Series #10: Dissenter Imperial IPL 98, Founders Backwoods Bastard 100, Founders All Day IPA 96, Founders Pale Ale 86, Founders Session Stout
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205 reviews for Founders Brewing Company
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  79%
 Selection  84%
 Food  77%
 Value  82%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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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!
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
nflmvp  (33) Fox Valley, Wisconsin | July 31, 2007
Enjoyed the opportunity to sample the fares at the brewery over DLD weekend but only now am I finally taking the time to enter my review. The place is a decent size and simply decorated. The beers are as fresh as youíd expect and each one of the varieties I tried were as good or better than Iíd expected. I was disappointed that they had none of the Blushing Monk on tap (that I had tried the last time I was there). The Backwoods Bastard, on the other hand, was an awesome surprise. Service was not much better than average, even before the crowd began to grow. All things considered, I enjoy Founders very much and I always look forward to returning when I get the chance to visit the area again.
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 wasnít 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
dra19  (6) holland, Michigan | May 13, 2007
Great beer and food. Need to go on off hours, or the place can be pretty crowded. Lots of great beers on tap, especially if you can get a Kentucky Breakfast.
58
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
mynameisjonas  (5) Grand Rapids, Michigan | April 4, 2007
not a bad place but not the best. filled with regulars. didnt feel welcome but the beer made up for it
44
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 8/20
jonwayne4883  (12) Grand Rapids, Michigan | April 4, 2007
location is nice, by the river. loud, sometimes quite crowded, almost hard to hear when ordering. decent selection of their brews, and the prices actually arent that bad.
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  (209) 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!

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