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 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, Founders Imperial Stout 100
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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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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.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
BrewNChew51  (1) Lakeview, Ohio | March 13, 2006
On the few occaisions that I have been to Founders, I have had a great time. I feel like a little kid in a candy store. Itís a pretty plain place, but I think that less is more. I have had nearly every beer that they have had on tap, and I havenít been disappointed with any. My personal favorite was their IPA.
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 didnít 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.
68
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
DrnkMcDermott  (87) Downers Grove, Illinois | January 9, 2006| Updated August 13, 2007
Just a typical brewpub: carved out of an industrial building, brick walls and all, in an old commercial area of town. Parking on the street is metered, but easily available (and a bargain compared to Chicago). Has a goodly mix of their regular commercial beers, plus more on tap. Generous with samples, and will fill growlers for most of their brews. Only drawback is that itís VERY smoky. Of course what weíre all coming in for is the excellent Founders beers.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
MikeF  (204) Cleveland, Ohio | January 1, 2006| Updated May 8, 2010
Easy to find. Easy to park - there on a Sat afternoon however. A very british pub feel to this establishment. No food on Sat afternoon aparently. A excellent brew selection - with dedicated taps to seasonals and pub only selections. Founders brews on tap are unbelievable. Sample sizes (4-5oz) are available on all brews on tap. The service was very friendly. This brewery MUST not be overlooked while in Michigan You MUST stop here.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
JasonG  (36) Salt Lake City, Utah | December 20, 2005
Pretty unassuming place overall. A few tables, one dart board, a computer in the corner which seemed slightly out of place, big windows through which one can see the brewery. The impressive thing was the tap list. At least 12-14 of their great beer on tap, several of them brewery-only offerings and things they donít bottle. Staff was pleasant and somewhat knowledgable. Note: no food on weekends, but you can bring your own food in and enjoy it with the beer. Definitely go here, worth a drive too.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
AlabastorJones  (10) San Francisco, California | November 26, 2005| Updated January 12, 2006
Great burly dark Michigan brewery in the heart of Grand Rapids with some serious ales to reckon with, peanut shells on the ground ambience and is a really chill place to hang out and shoot some pool but horrible acoustics for live music, which is too bad b/c itís usually good music.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Rockinout  (8) Kent, Ohio | August 28, 2005
The taproom had a relaxing feel to it on this Saturday afternoon. The seats at the bar were full and so were three of the tables. No food today, I guess they bring in sandwiches for lunch during the week. Iím glad we ate before we got there. The beer was excellent as I got to try some offerings that they do not bottle. I would like to go there on a night when they have a band and get loaded on fresh Founders.

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