Founders Brewing Company

235 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan United States 49503
brewery (Founders)  4.85/5.0 220 reviews
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Beers At Founders Brewing Company

NameABVEntered
Founders Red Hot Cinnamon IPA8%2/19/2017
Founders Watermelon Gose4.6%2/19/2017
Founders Boyl’Rmayk’R7.9%2/19/2017
Founders Comet IPA6.7%2/19/2017
Founders Barrel Aged Curmudgeon13%2/19/2017
Founders Azacca IPA7%2/15/2017
Founders Frootwood8%2/15/2017
Founders Nitro Oatmeal Stout4.5%2/15/2017
Founders Lizard of Koz10.5%2/15/2017
Founders Breakfast Stout8.3%1/15/2017
Founders Imperial Stout10.5%12/21/2016
Founders Centennial IPA7.2%12/8/2016
Founders Rübæus5.7%12/3/2016
Founders Mosaic Promise5.5%11/6/2016
Founders Backwoods Bastard11.6%10/29/2016
Founders Backstage Series #13: reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA9.5%10/29/2016
Founders Backstage Series #13: reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA - Barrel Aged12.5%10/15/2016
Founders CTRL ALT Delete3.3%10/15/2016
Founders Sleeper Cell10.7%10/15/2016
Founders Beer City IPA6%10/15/2016
Founders Gose4.6%10/15/2016
Founders Backstage Series # 1: Blushing Monk9.2%9/2/2016
Founders Spectra Trifecta5.9%8/18/2016
Founders Porter6.5%8/10/2016
Founders Solid Gold Extra Pale Ale4.2%8/10/2016
Founders Frangelic Stout4.2%8/10/2016
Founders Ales For ALS IPA6.7%8/10/2016
Founders PC Pils5.5%8/10/2016
Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale8.5%8/10/2016
Founders Backstage Series # 7: Mango Magnifico con Calor10%8/10/2016
Founders All Day IPA4.7%8/1/2016
Founders MF Lager5.4%7/22/2016
Founders Seis Estrellas8.6%7/15/2016
Founders Sumatra Mountain Brown9%7/15/2016
Founders Fest Wheat6.7%7/1/2016
Founders Misty Mountain Hop Brown Ale7.7%6/27/2016
Founders Nemesis 200912%6/11/2016
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)11.2%6/4/2016
Founders Witchcraft Baltic Porter6.4%4/25/2016
Founders Nitro KBS (2016)12.1%4/16/2016
Founders Big Ula Ula9.4%4/16/2016
Founders Freestyle Stout6.5%4/16/2016
Founders Black IPA6.6%4/16/2016
Founders Smaug IPA7.8%4/16/2016
Founders Palm Reader5.4%4/16/2016
Founders KBS Blast9.6%4/16/2016
Founders Dark Penance Imperial Black IPA8.9%4/16/2016
Founders BA Grand Rapids Stout10.4%4/16/2016
Founders Pale Ale5.4%4/16/2016
Founders Backstage Series #11: Big Lushious7.8%4/8/2016
Founders Backstage Series #14: Project Pam10.8%3/8/2016
Founders Workingman’s Rye Stout6%2/27/2016
Founders Gail’s Pale Ale8%2/27/2016
Founders Sherry Barrel-Aged Summer Sizzler12%2/13/2016
Founders Cherry Kolsch of Doom6.1%2/13/2016
Founders Pale Joe5.4%2/13/2016
Founders Spike Cutlass12%2/13/2016
Founders Backstage Series # 8: Sweet Repute12.6%2/13/2016
Founders BA Summer Sizzler11%2/13/2016
Founders KBS Cran Blast11.2%2/13/2016
Founders BA Cran11.6%2/13/2016
Founders BA Honey Stuff10.5%2/13/2016


96
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
TheWife  (25) Tampa, Florida | April 11, 2010
Thoroughly enjoyed Founders - loved the beer selection, prices ($3-$6) and service (very attentive). For food, the sandwiches were huge and very delicious, inexpensive appetizers to share ($2-$3 for both the large shelled peanuts and pretzels with cheese dip). Enjoyed the Froot Kissile (that’s how they spell fruit there) and many samples. Definitely a must to visit and as a bonus is only 1/2 mile from HopCat.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
kevinestes  (10) Kentucky | March 3, 2010
Good place with all of their exceptional beers at your disposal.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 5/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Jwasciuk  (16) Lowell, Michigan | February 17, 2010
Good food, but $7 for a samich is a bit much. Good beer, smoke free is nice, summer nights they open the doors to the patio. Played here in a band so getting a band discount made it much more reasonable.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
JaBier  (100) Capital City, Ohio | February 6, 2010
Seventh stop (third of day 2) of the Michigan trip on 1/30/10. Large bar/cafeteria environment with the brewery clearly visible through a door and glass panes. Didn’t get any food, but the beers were fantastic. Stuff they don’t bottle that they had on this day included Frangelic Stout (holy crap, was it good!), Oatmeal Stout, Slappy Sappy Bastard and Black Biscuit. Service was witty and friendly (all of them). Visiting a brewer I have so much respect for and having the place meet my lofty expectations, pretty close to a religious experience. Between this place and HopCat, I think GR is my new favorite beer city.
98
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
beerslut1977  (1) | December 4, 2009
Their beer is epic. No exaggeration. Awesome selection and just excellent beer from the double trouble IPA to Breakfast stout. Try them all you will not be disappointed. The bar staff is very knowledgeable their beers very well. Great sandwiches and bar food too. Just an all around excellent place to hang out.
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
mattmc1973  (13) Sterling Heights, Michigan | December 4, 2009
Visited here in August 2009. Bartender was knowledgeable and friendly, service was good, sandwich was amazing, and I sampled some awesome beers, including 4 barrel aged ones. Mmmmm. Can’t wait to go back!
88
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
dm9831  (34) Monee, Illinois | October 20, 2009
nice place. great service with a nice selection of draft. they had both devil dancer 2008 and 2009, do it was vital for me and my friends to do verticals of my favorite beer. part of a michigan brewery tour with rayboy01 devon mike and bryan.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
bigmak  (5) New Hudson, Michigan | August 15, 2009
The best brewery in the state. Beers you cannot get anywhere else. Sandwiches are the best. I am there every time I am in GR.
76
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Sammy  (678) Toronto, Ontario | August 6, 2009
With Founders and Hopcat in walking distance, Grand Rapids is solidly on the map as a go-to place. Beautiful place, with light everywhere, a good temperature, a friendly gang to serve, and of course outstanding beer. I had, and had to have, four aged barrelled beers on tap. Need another reason to visit? Also, had a chance to try a fifth barrelled beer not on tap. Not overwhelming in the bottle department, I found harder to get bottles in some of the stores.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
dmschefke  (52) Macomb, Michigan | August 4, 2009| Updated December 15, 2010
Stopped in here and what a nice place! Atmosphere is great, great clean place with awesome decorations, wood everywhere and a world class bar area. I saw over 1100 mug club members. Nice patio area. Didn’t have any food, but it looked and sounded good. They also had 7 BIG beers on tap (BA, special releases, etc) in addition to their normal fare. Definitely a place I would be more than happy to go to again!
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
markwise  (199) North of Tampa, Florida | July 26, 2009
Definitely a must-see. They have several barreled and exclusive beers. People are VERY friendly and attentive, beers are superb, and so is the food. Prices are on par with the quality of beer. Very inclusive and inviting. My only complaint was that they did not have CBS or other very exclusive beers, but that means I have to come back again. Oh darn. Great ambiance and good parking. I will be back anytime I am within three states.

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