Founders Brewing Company | Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Founders Brewing Company
World Class based on 195 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 Backwoods Bastard 100, Founders Devil Dancer Triple IPA 99, Founders Backstage Series #8: Sweet Repute 98, Founders Solid Gold Extra Pale Ale 27, Founders BA Spite Blend , Founders Centennial IPA 99, Founders Double Trouble IPA 100, Founders Oak-Aged Rye IPA 70, Founders All Night Black IPA 66, Founders Ginger Crusher , Founders Mosaic Promise , Founders Supremo Mountain Brown , Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) 100, Founders All Day IPA 96, Founders BoylíRmaykíR 81, Founders Doublethink IPA , Founders Pale Ale 87, Founders Empire IPA , Founders BA Spite Poblano 61, Founders Imperial Black IPA
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195 reviews for Founders Brewing Company
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  79%
 Selection  84%
 Food  77%
 Value  82%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
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  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  (333) 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.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
sersdf  (33) chicago, Illinois | June 1, 2006
pretty good experience. went during the afternoon, they had about 10 beers on tap. they had bottles but you canít drink them there. the service was really good, the bartender gave me a couple samples when i didnít even ask him for them. he also took us on a tour when we asked, and let me in on the wireless network. the only small negative there was that he said the scalawag was similar to the curmudgeon. i later heard a story about how the scalawag is just a rebadged version of a bad batch of the curmudgeon. anyways, pretty good beers, they allow you to have various sizes and the prices are reasonably good. didnít have the food but it seems a little silly you have to order out.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Zeswaft  (113) Seattle, Washington | May 30, 2006
Ambiance is pretty plain and like a normal bar. They donít serve food which is stupid. Service was outstanding. Polite and knowledgeable staff. Bartender took us for a short tour of the brewery and history of the brewery. Lots of glass sizes and good prices. Beers were outstanding. It was hot as balls in there and the bathroom door didnít lock. They have a stupid rule that you canít drink one of the bottles from the to-go cooler and drink it there. A few more beers on tap than Bells, probably 12 or so in total.
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 Iíll overlook all of that.

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