Founders Brewing Company

235 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan United States 49503
brewery (Founders)  4.85/5.0 225 reviews
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Beers At Founders Brewing Company

NameABVEntered
Founders Frootwood8%10/18/2017
Founders Barrel Aged Sumatra Mountain Brown9.6%10/14/2017
Founders / Mahou Cerveza Especial5.5%10/14/2017
Founders The Chronic5.2%10/14/2017
Founders MI Copper Red6.2%10/14/2017
Founders Trigo6.1%10/14/2017
Founders Tank Bender0%10/14/2017
Founders DKML14.2%10/13/2017
Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale8.5%10/5/2017
Founders BA Imperial Lime Gose10.1%9/3/2017
Founders BranDankulous11.7%8/8/2017
Founders Capricious Fun8.4%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 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 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


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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
wmubronco1992  (14) Coldwater, Michigan | December 30, 2011
I’ve been to Founders 5 or 6 times over the last two year. Overall a very nice place. Big open seating area. Large bar so plenty of seating there. Draft usually includes 10+ of Founders beers. Many of their standards are also available in bottles to go. Food selection is very reasonable. Lots of sandwich selections. I’ve had great experience here when the crowds are small. Once the crowds grow however the service gets spotty. Would help if you had a specific server. During slower times I’ve had some nice discussions with the bar tenders. Everyone seems very knowledgeable.
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  • 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!
94
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
Brandon8  (13) Indiana | April 20, 2011
Great beer. Knowledgeable bartenders. Great beer. Large selection. Decent food. Every reason to visit and none not to. Enjoy one of the Midwest’s finest breweries.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 2/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 8/20
jonwayne4883  (12) Grand Rapids, Michigan | April 4, 2007
location is nice, by the river. loud, sometimes quite crowded, almost hard to hear when ordering. decent selection of their brews, and the prices actually arent that bad.
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
shannon_c  (12) evansville, Indiana | May 3, 2014
64
  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 4/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
gearbike  (12) West Bloomfield, Michigan | October 6, 2008
The designers created a great building but not the best architecture for a brew pub. However, they have a solid selection of their fabulous beers so the atmosphere can’t be that bad. Friendly service and more than willing to provide samples. Typical type bar food could be a lot better.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
lampeno420  (11) Zeeland, Michigan | June 7, 2007| Updated February 24, 2012
this place was great. so glad i got talked into going out there for a couple drinks and a sandwich, which were surprisingly very good, especially for a brewery. the beer wasn’t priced to badly either. neat eating area that you can see inside the brewery, and loved the atmosphere the old factory gives you. would love to go back again, even if it was just for the food! P.S. Updating for new building, which is awesome. Love the great winding long bar, and the entire setup. Only thing is that we need more parking! Ive been there a dozen times already and its been so packed, the side street is almost full.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
alliance100  (11) Grand Rapids , Michigan | January 11, 2014
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 5/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
firstsip  (11) Michigan | November 4, 2013
Went before/after big "remodel." Love that there are multiple bars now--helps ease any lines for service. Only one food window, still--might have a 5-10 minute wait in line just to order food occasionally, and it wraps around the place. Food options are decent--good bar food. Ambiance is awesome. Not too loud, beirgarten is fantastic (with fire pits for when it’s colder).
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
AlKHall  (11) West Hartford, Connecticut | May 21, 2006
The interior is averege. When its crowded, the acoustics are abysmal, and Im not really excited about places with peanut shells all over the floor - but the beer is amazing. One sip of RUBAEUS, and I’ll overlook all of that.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 18/20
bdigital  (11) Ft Wayne, Indiana | September 2, 2007
Very cool place when visited. Jazz band playing while I sipped on some marvelous brews. The service was great and the bartenders were very jovial and laughed at/with us quite often. Great selection including: Deca, KBS, Blushing Monk, All NIght Long and others. Fine establishment and a damn fine brewery.

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