Founders Brewing Company | Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Founders Brewing Company
World Class based on 211 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

Mayor: b3shine (6) | Taps: 16-18 |

Founders Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Founders Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) 100, Founders Backstage Series #11: Big Lushious 99, Founders Mosaic Promise 98, Founders Rye Death 95, Founders Angelic Revenge , Founders Azacca IPA 88, Founders German Confusion , Founders Backstage Series #13: reDANKulous 98, Founders Untombed Ale , Founders Philogynist (Fermenta Collaboration) , Founders Ales For ALS IPA , Founders Lucid Unity , Founders Nitro Oatmeal Stout 95, Founders BliS Blast All Day IPA 11, Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale 98, Stone Ruination IPA 2.0 99, Founders RŁbśus 90, Founders Attack on Rye , Founders Velvet Revolution , Founders Breakfast Stout 100
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211 reviews for Founders Brewing Company
 Ambiance  82%
 Service  78%
 Selection  84%
 Food  77%
 Value  82%
 Overall  86%
 Rating  97%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
jrallen34  (482) Chicago, Illinois | January 24, 2013
Finally made it up to Grand Rapids to check out this spot...Decor was a bit disappointing to me, a big spacious cold room that I didnít care for. Not a fan of the lack of seating, and what seating that was there was communal...draft list was decent, tons of regulars, 8 brewery beers including a great kolsch, nothing super special but everything was solid as to be expected from Founders... Iíd come to tick if I lived closed but unless a special release wouldnít go out of my way
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp  (423) Montreal, Quebec | July 4, 2008
Big pub with plenty of room. The large bar itself is spacy and very inviting. I really liked the atmosphere there, kind of hard to put into words, right from the moment I walked in this pub I had a different feeling that just about all other pubs Iíve ever visited. Crowd is rather young (mostly early twenties) but not the drunken college kind. Cool eclectic crowd. The place is probably doing well because on a Sunday night it was almost packed. So I would suggest to avoid the Friday/Saturday night cause that must be annoyingly packed. Food menu is reasonably priced interesting sandwiches. Probably not the right place if youíre looking for a full cooked meal. Only 10 taps when I was there with 7 of them being their regular bottled beers. Iíll never complain about drinking a Redís Rye or a Centennial on tap although these are also available in other pubs.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
adnielsen  (420) Fort Collins, Colorado | November 29, 2011
Must see on a Michigan beer tour. We showed up here on a Thursday night and it was fairly full. Besides a few pepper beers, they didnít really have anything all that exciting to taste. I was a little disappointed but Iíll be back.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
deyholla  (399) Minneapolis, Minnesota | April 27, 2012
Great opens space with a nice ambiance. They always seem to have a few special taps on. Service is good and I really enjoy the sandwiches! Prices are more than fair.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 17/20
JulienHuxley  (347) Trois-RiviŤres, Quebec | July 12, 2011
Visited on a monday, July 11th 2011. The ambiance is nice, good brewery feel in a large, well spaced out environment. The service was incredibly quick, and remained pretty fast throughout the night even though the place really filled up around 10 PM. There was a good selection of standard taps and seasonals (devil dancer and blushing monk). We didnít have any food. Value was through the roof on a monday, you could get a pint of the standard offerings for a mere 2.25$. Even without the special, their beers are very well priced. A recommended stop.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
LilBeerDoctor  (345) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | June 27, 2010
Stopped by here on a Tuesday afternoon and it was fairly busy, although this is a huge place so there is plenty of room. We sat outside on the patio which was nice and pleasant. The staff was friendly and attentive. There are many taps, although most are bottled offerings with maybe 4-5 tap only selections (including CBS!). Although I didnít get any food, they do have an extensive sandwich menu (and the sandwiches looked pretty tasty!). All in all, a nice place to visit. I found the tap-only beer to be hit-or-miss so that was a little disappointing, but if you are here for good beer you are sure to find something.
Terminus  (340) St. Louis, Missouri | 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).
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
nbutler11  (316) Rota, Spain | July 27, 2008| Updated March 28, 2012
Gorgeous looking bar and large space for noshing on their deliís sandwiches. Every time I go back, this place gets better. They never have many bottles, but thereís always something great on tap.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
swoopjones  (312) 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 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Nate  (294) Indiana, Pennsylvania | August 5, 2014
Had dinner with colleagues on a Tuesday night - busy but not crazy. Nice selection of taps, good food to be had.. Friendly and attentive service. Nice place to have dinner and a few pints - would recommend.

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