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 # 9: Smoked Porter 99, Founders Redís Rye IPA 99, Founders Backstage Series #10: Dissenter Imperial IPL 98, 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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60
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn  (80) Waterloo, Ontario | February 21, 2012
Cool fest hall feel, but it was way too crowded when we went (early Sunday evening). Fun live music, a big jazz band. Line at the bar was way too long. Decent selection on tap, but not as big as the other brewpubs we went to on our trip. Same for the store; good selection, but not as much as Bells. Couldnít try the food because there was nowhere to sit. Acceptable prices for draft beer, and in-store bottles are good value. Breakfast stout and Backwoods Bastard (on tap, not in the store), were delicious. I probably would have a much higher opinion of this place if Iíd gone at a slightly quieter time. Maybe next time.
88
  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.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Nate  (283) 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.
72
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85  (232) 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.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Arcanor  (46) 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.
58
  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.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe  (27) 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.
88
  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.
90
  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.
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
pablo951  (74) 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)
98
  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.

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