Founders Brewing Company | Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Founders Brewing Company
World Class based on 200 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 Backstage Series #10: Dissenter Imperial IPL 98, Founders Backstage Series # 9: Smoked Porter 99, Founders Redís Rye IPA 99, Founders Double Trouble IPA 100, 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, Founders Nitro Oatmeal Stout 95, Founders Fest Wheat 88, Founders Chocolate Raspberry Stout , Founders Centennial IPA 99, Founders Frangelic Stout 97, Founders All Day IPA 96
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200 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 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones  (306) Buffalo, New York | May 11, 2014
huge place, great beer, great food, great service. Lots of beer that does not make its way to NYS. a must visit
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
shannon_c  (12) evansville, Indiana | May 3, 2014
98
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
Jamesthebrit  (14) Atlanta, Georgia | February 23, 2014
Ambiance is great. Wooden cozy feel with some nice artwork and some nice views of the brewing equipment with it not being too in your face. Service is great. You can go to the bar or someone will come around and help you out. Plus two bars, plus, and thank you Jesus for this one: they have a dedicated space at the bar for walk ups. Why donít other places do this?!?!? Wish they have a waiting system for tables rather than first come first serve... gets a little intense some times. Selection is amazing both for beer and food. A great mix of prices, styles, and one-offs for the beer. The food menu is mostly sandwiches but there are many different kinds. See above for details on food. The food is amazingly tastey. The only problem is the bread is sometimes too toasty so it cuts your mouth... first world problems. Value is great for beer and food. The beers go by the tier system with tier 1 and 2 being priced perfectly at a little less than you would find them outside the brewery. Tier 3 seems a little overpriced.... ok like way overpriced. Overall this is the place by which all others are judged. Why did I have to start with such an amazing place... now everything else seems lame. I would go out of my way to travel here if I didnít have family in Grand Rapids. Go during the summer so you can also check out the beach. Or maybe during Art Prize... I miss Grand Rapids.... :(
94
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
hubermi12  (23) , | February 17, 2014
Founders is an amazing brewery. The recent updates have really made a big difference.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
alliance100  (11) Grand Rapids , Michigan | January 11, 2014
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
joet  (91) Santa Rosa, California | December 26, 2013
An excellent brewpub with loads of offerings, sound dampening, outside areas with heat lamps, very solid pub grub.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
OPIE788  (29) Ohio | December 18, 2013
Stopped here on a brewery road trip. The place is huge. The draft selection was awesome, at least 5 beers Iíd never seen and the prices were lower than I expected. The bartenders were very friendly and helpful. We didnít eat here and I think that was a mistake. The food looked and smelled awesome. Defiantly check them out.
96
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
hairpie  (1) Michigan | December 7, 2013
if your a fan of strong flavorful beer then I highly recommend this place. if you can get the backwoods bastard donít pass it up
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
ReggieDunlap  (142) The dub c, Pennsylvania | November 18, 2013
This place was awesome! the beer is always great and they had some cool one offs on tap. great service and really good food that were all fairly pirced. relaxed atmosphere with all sorts of seating options. this os probably the best brewpub Iíve been to.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
firstsip  (11) Michigan | November 4, 2013
Went before/after big "remodel." Love that there are multiple bars now--helps ease any lines for service. Only one food window, still--might have a 5-10 minute wait in line just to order food occasionally, and it wraps around the place. Food options are decent--good bar food. Ambiance is awesome. Not too loud, beirgarten is fantastic (with fire pits for when itís colder).

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