Founders Brewing Company | Grand Rapids, Michigan
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Founders Brewing Company
World Class based on 203 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: bwa5879 (11) | Taps: 16-18 |

Founders Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Founders Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA 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 Nitro Oatmeal Stout 95, Founders Backstage Series #10: Dissenter Imperial IPL 98, Founders Double Trouble IPA 100, Founders Backstage Series # 9: Smoked Porter 99, Founders Redís Rye IPA 99, 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
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203 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 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
charule  (100) 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 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
UDBeernut  (144) Moving to Jax, Florida | October 15, 2014
had to drive cross state im the afternoon, a small parking lot inthe back plus some on street parking. thought I would take advantage a drop in. large open area with seating and a long bar, near the store there is another small bar and a pool table. sat down and was served quickly. had a bunch of taps on of mostly their normal offerings. they did have 5 tap room only beers on. food menu was mostly sandwiches with a few snacks. i ordered the dancing with the devil, prepped and delivered quickly. that plus two pints was $18.25 before tip, al,ost an oitright deal.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
mikeheyda  (3) Michigan | September 12, 2014
Some truly great beers, very good share-able plates, and sandwiches that are much better than a sandwich should be.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
indianabeerman  (19) Indiana | September 10, 2014
great atmosphere great beer, awesome service
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
Mareglia  (2) , | August 17, 2014
Love this place. Itís true you have to order food by standing in line, which was a little annoying. The food made up for it. Got a portabello burger--best sandwich Iíve ever had. The beer was phenomenal. Get the breakfast stout.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Nate  (286) 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.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85  (238) Greenville, Indiana | July 28, 2014
Not as large as I would have thought. Was open seating - not really the most convenient thing when you have 10 people for lunch on Saturday. Food mainly sandwiches and appetizers. Good but really not as great as the ratings indicate.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Arcanor  (47) Quebec | July 15, 2014
For launch on a friday of November. Great ambiance, superb service and great selection. Food is usual for a brewpub. Canít wait for my next visit.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 4/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
kleksbrew7  (5) Illinois | July 15, 2014
I have always loved Founders beer and finally got to check the place out in person when on vacation. The pub is rather large and very nice, staff is friendly and the beer does not disappoint. Food is mostly sandwiches but they are rather tasty I did not like the ballpark feel to it. What i mean is you have to stand in like to get food. Once for ordering and once for pick up. Took about 45 min. Id much rather pay a little more to have service with food than have to stand in line. Other than that great place.
  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.

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