Founders Brewing Company

235 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan United States 49503
brewery (Founders)  4.85/5.0 225 reviews
Taproom:M-Sa11a-2a Su12p-12a Deli:M-F11a-11p, Su12p-11p

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Beers At Founders Brewing Company

NameABVEntered
Founders BA Imperial Lime Gose10.1%9/3/2017
Founders BranDankulous11.7%8/8/2017
Founders Capricious Fun8.4%7/29/2017
Founders DKML14.2%7/29/2017
Founders 10K IPA9.1%7/29/2017
Founders Bale Finder6.7%7/29/2017
Founders Palm Reader5.4%7/26/2017
Founders PC Pils5.5%7/22/2017
Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale8.5%7/18/2017
Founders Porter6.5%7/15/2017
Founders Backstage Series # 6: Doom Imperial IPA12.4%7/3/2017
Founders 4 Giants DIPA9.3%6/22/2017
Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)10.6%6/17/2017
Founders Rübæus5.7%6/14/2017
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)11.2%6/5/2017
Founders Mosaic Promise5.5%5/19/2017
Founders Red's Rye IPA6.6%5/13/2017
Founders Backwoods Bastard11.6%5/13/2017
Founders Comet IPA6.7%4/12/2017
Founders Baltic Porter5.9%4/12/2017
Founders Fuzzy Sweater IPA6.5%4/7/2017
Founders Barrel Aged Curmudgeon13%4/7/2017
Founders Grease Monkey IPA9.6%3/25/2017
Founders Steiner XPA5.8%3/25/2017
Founders Boyl'Rmayk'R7.9%3/25/2017
Founders Creme Of The Rock Milk Stout4.8%3/12/2017
Founders Lemondrop IPA6.6%3/12/2017
Founders Lumberjack Mountain Brown7.7%3/12/2017
Founders Frootwood8%3/12/2017
Founders All Day IPA4.7%3/10/2017
Founders Red Hot Cinnamon IPA8%2/19/2017
Founders Watermelon Gose4.6%2/19/2017
Founders Azacca IPA7%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 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


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  (715) 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  (209) 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.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
mages64  (10) Seattle, Washington | July 23, 2009
Great ambiance. Obscenely good beer! some good sandwhiches and snacks. Peanuts are the main food. Great bands play here occasionally. Very professional bar staff who know their stuff. Lots of guys who want to wax eloquent about beer. Kind of cliquey but who cares. Best beer In Grand Rapids.
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
aaaaaaaaaah  (14) Warren, Michigan | July 17, 2009
Favorite brewery thus far. Huge bar, lots of great beers on tap. Superb sandwiches. Big windows and lots of seating. Nitrogen beers on tap as well. Tried all of the beers on tap, all of them were good, most of them were great, 2-3 superb.
100
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
jeffmw  (14) | July 17, 2009
Perhaps this was because we got the "special treatment" but I can’t imagine a brewery experience that would be better. We arranged ahead of time on our beer tour and Founder Dave Engbers gave us a personal tour of the brewery and then sat with us for a good hour or so after with us, drinking and talking the buisness. It was very generous of him and very, very cool. The beer was spectacular. Everything we had was even better on tap than it has been in the bottle when I’ve had it before. Unfortunately they had run out of the Canadian Breakfast a few days before, but the Kentucky Breakfast was superb. The Maple Brown was one of the best beers I’ve ever had - no joke. It was definitely the highlight of our 3-day trip.
82
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
kazooka  (2) Kalamazoo, Michigan | June 16, 2009
Nice place with friendly and knowledgeable staff. Garage doors separating outdoor picnic seating area for smokers and outdoorsy types from the large indoor seating area. Cheap snacks, appetizers, and sandwiches available. I didn’t try the food, so it could be great! Nice selection of beers that are not obtainable outside this venue. 10 or 11 taps available if I remember correctly. The renowned KBS available on tap as well as some other specialty ales: CBS and BBA Imperial Stout with others. Large glass window separates the brew cafe from the brew equipment with a sort of stage area and curtains to cover for live music which appears regularly from the posters up on the walls. A single pool table, clean bathrooms. Weekday specials available. I like it here. Would visit again.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
MrBunn  (92) The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania | June 15, 2009
Stopped in on my way up North and couldn’t be more pleased with the place. If there were a brewery like this every 50 or so miles across the country, we could end our reliance on antidepressants, fix the economy and possibly have world peace. The place is a modern looking factory type setting with tall ceilings and lots of light and air coming in through the open patio doors. Service was delightful and selection was truely impressive. I can’t wait to get back.

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