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 | 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 WatergranatePomemelon , Founders Solid Gold Extra Pale Ale 28, Founders Fab Collab , 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 Breakfast Stout 100, Founders Backwoods Bastard 100, Founders All Day IPA 96, Founders Pale Ale 87, Founders Mosaic Promise 98, Founders Session Stout , Founders Night of the Living Red , Founders Double Trouble IPA 100, Founders Backstage Series # 9: Smoked Porter 99, Founders Redís Rye IPA 99
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205 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 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe  (54) Michigan | July 7, 2014
Been here a handful of times for special events, as well as just meeting up with other beer guys across the state. Nice atmosphere inside, big ceiling but floor space is somewhat limited - they are often crowded, but the recent addition of the biergarten helps. Even in the cold months, they have heaters & fires to keep warm, as well as a secondary bar outside with the more popular beers on tap. Always a good selection (although many people tend to complain that stuff like KBS, CBS, etc. isnít on tap all the time) but what do you expect? It seems like they often have some nice tap-only, specialty brews & the new, small barrel brewing set-up will continue that trend. EXCELLENT food, & they have a huge menu with tons of delicious sandwiches. So far, the reuben & the cranberry chicken salad have been my favorites. They throw great parties & even when busy, it never takes too long to get another beer or food. They need more seating on the inside, maybe, but not a huge complaint. As expected, this place must be visited by beer lovers at least once.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Atom  (109) Minneapolis, Minnesota | June 13, 2014
A pretty impressive complex. Lots of seating inside and out. Staff was very friendly and knowledgable. Some nice brewery only beers. Had a pretty good sandwich. If I lived in town I would be there all the time.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
emacgee  (62) Chapel Hill, North Carolina | June 13, 2014
What an awesome space! Reminded me alot of Wicked Weed Brewing in their layout. Very open and broad with three bars with slightly different selections. Wonderful staff with a great attitude and super friendly demeanor. Great sandwiches (27 options...) and starters. Very well priced beers. Just wish they had more pub only offerings. Not that many non-standards to choose from when I was there. Beautiful building though. Lots of wood.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
pablo951  (77) Chicago, Illinois | May 25, 2014
Itís all about the beer. Founders has a grew selection of standards and some beers that are only available at their hous. Food is good, place is huge, service is hit or miss plus theres live music (that could get in the way of drinking)
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Mark_Eck  (4) , | May 17, 2014
This place has a huge selection of great beer. It also has great service and good food. Itís always a must when I visit home.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones  (310) 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
  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
  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.... :(
  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.
  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

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