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 | facebook

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 Oatmeal Stout 95, Founders BA Spite Hungarian Wax , Founders Barrel Aged Reds Rye 99, Founders Redís Rye IPA 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%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
rosenbergh  (414) Helsinki, Finland | October 2, 2013
Very nice brewpub. One of the nicest brewpubs of the big breweries Iíve visited in the US. Good selection of beers. Good food. OK service. Parking was bit of a problem but thereís no problem money canít solve... Gift shop was a disappointment.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
BrewtalHonesty  (5) East Lansing, Michigan | September 28, 2013
Newly renovated and amazing! This is the benchmark to measure up to, both the beer and the building.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
pushkinwow  (121) Ottawa, Ontario | September 25, 2013
Two visit, years apart, and this place is still woth visiting for a great selection of Founders brews. There is usually one or two great beers that are draft only or harder to find, and in the winter (both my visits) there was a stellar selection of stronger and darker beers. Food was mostly decent with a couple very tasty options and I really enjoyed the atmosphere but it was not too crowded both times (once at lunch and once after).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill  (46) South Carolina | August 12, 2013
A bit too noisy and currently suffering from construction and expansion. Also, only 14 beers on tap, counting the regular and nitro APA as 2 different beers. Did not try the food
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
Jdveit  (17) Gilbertville, Iowa | July 30, 2013
Visited 06/21/2013. Beer Trip 2013 stop # 5. The place is obviously doing well. They are in the middle of an add-on. The place is packed as it is the night before Founderís Fest, but we find a table okay, and start to sample the outstanding selection of beers. We are close to the food window, and although it looks good we have no extra room for food. We try the favorites and the ones we canít get back in Iowa. No duds were found. All home runs. Gonna check out the Hopcat tonight and on to New Holland on our way to the lake.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 16/20
rumproasts  (115) Grand Rapids, Michigan | June 20, 2013
Itís a huge place, but itís very popular and can get really busy. Catch it on a lighter day, and the experience will likely be better. Beers are top-notch, which probably is obvious.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
deaconmike  (58) Roswell, Georgia | May 1, 2013
If you are in Grand Rapids, this is a must visit. Food is counter service sandwiches. Getting fresh beer from the brewery is the real deal. They have their standards on tap all the time with specials rotating throughout the year.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8  (70) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 1, 2013
Here for the KBS release. Despite all the trouble they had with ticket sales this event was really well run. The service was great and the beers were flowing. I canít wait to come back sometime.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
charule  (71) Chicago, Illinois | April 1, 2013
Went to Founders for KBS release. Nuts, people everywhere having a good time. Good selection and prices of Founders goods. Next year Ill need a ticket!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
fluffheady  (95) Chicago, Illinois | March 30, 2013
What a cool brewpub. Itís an absolute must visit if youíre a beer dork. Or if youíre not. It gets crowded, but they have a dedicated service area that keeps everything moving. The food comes from a window. Basically everything is self service, but in a place that big and busy, it works the best.

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