Founders Brewing Company

235 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan United States 49503
brewery (Founders)  4.85/5.0 224 reviews
Taproom:M-Sa11a-2a Su12p-12a Deli:M-F11a-11p, Su12p-11p

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Beers At Founders Brewing Company

NameABVEntered
Founders 4 Giants DIPA9.3%6/22/2017
Founders Backstage Series # 6: Doom Imperial IPA10%6/17/2017
Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)10.6%6/17/2017
Founders RŁbśus5.7%6/14/2017
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)11.2%6/5/2017
Founders Mosaic Promise5.5%5/19/2017
Founders Palm Reader5.4%5/13/2017
Founders Redís 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 BoylíRmaykíR7.9%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
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 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


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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
kevinsenn  (128) 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.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
fly  (271) austin, Tejas, Texas | June 14, 2017
Good time had by myself and family. Just happened to pull off the road on way from a wedding while heading back to Chicago and happened to be about a mile away. A bit busy and loud for my taste, but what is to be expected on a Sunday afternoon. That did not keep me from enjoying a good beer and a good sammich. Would have had a second beer, but I was mighty sleepy. Now I wanna go back...
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
randy1969  (4) Marengo, Illinois | May 13, 2017| Updated June 12, 2017
A trip to Grand Rapids must include a trip to Founders. Was pretty busy on Saturday afternoon. We walked from our hotel, and enjoyed beautiful downtown GR. Food tasted great, mostly sandwich selection, but very tasty. I will definitely visit again
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 10/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
ebone1988  (20) Dearborn, Michigan | May 12, 2017
This is my favorite place. Great selection, great food, great service, great atmosphere especially since the expansion, and itís the first place I go when I visit Grand Rapids. Everyone looking for beer in Michigan must come to Founders.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
LabRat0369  (39) Somers, Wisconsin | March 14, 2017
After picking up our allotment of KBS and storing it in our hotel room, we came back for the beer. Since most of their beer is available almost anywhere, it was hard finding new beer to try. No space at the bar, which we expected. Sat at a table with a couple of locals. Service was friendly and prompt for how busy it was.
88
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
MaltsterMash  (5) Kokomo, Indiana | October 18, 2016
Loved the look and feel of this brewery/taproom. Able to see the brute tanks/fermenters through the glass while the pub area was all exposed brick. Nice gift shop as well. Excellent list of beers to try ranging from year round beers to special one-offs. Highly recommend the food to pair with the beer. A must to visit if youíre in Grand Rapids.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Maakun  (183) The Hague, Netherlands | August 15, 2016
Huge place, and it seems theyíre expanding again. I went here a few times, and it was already really busy on a Monday night, the place seems to be quite popular with the younger crowd. Which is understandable, as it looks great, has spacious outside area and great beer for good prices. A must while in Grand Rapids. Good food too.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
PRBeer  (675) Parsippany, New Jersey | June 28, 2016
At the end of the day...any craftbeer tour of Michigan begins and ends with Founders and Bellís...that doesnít mean they are the best Michigan has to offer (although they might be)...and either and both have likely held that title...its just that there are so many great up and comers (love Greenbush and Dark Horse)...but given their history...and their amazing venues and large amount of beers...they both deserve a lot of kudos. My first trip to Founders was hardly a disappointment...quite on the contrary it met all of my expectations. We visited this past Saturday...and found the venue to be impressive...loved the beers of course...and their were many...but Iíd had many of them over the years given Founders size and breath of distribution. There was a "really" good live band (reasonable $5 cover charge) and the several rooms...and outdoor spaces made Founders a cool place to hang out at. I liked that the age mix was a broad spectrum. At the end of the day Iím starting to like the smaller and more eclectic craftbeer venues (Michiganís Greenbush would be an excellent example...see my review)...but Founders does the big craftbrewery thing very well. Definitely a must visit while in Grand Rapids.
90
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Msdrbeat  (60) East Lansing, | June 24, 2016
Great value for the beer you get. Flights are easy and straight-forward. My food portion was huge for what I expected. Tap selection was good but I had most before being around Michigan for a long time. Must visit. Drink what you can only get a the brewpub.
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
fiveacestx  (191) Texas | March 28, 2016
No trip to Grand Rapids is complete without a trip to Founders. This place was absolutely hopping on a Friday night at 8:00. People were just streaming in. They have a pretty large parking lot and the price of parking is comped if you take your ticket in. We had two kids with us so we had to be out by 9:00. Not a problem - I understand. Food would have been nice but the line was too long. I enjoyed having KBS on tap and a few others that are not available anywhere other than this location. I will definitely visit again if I come back to Grand Rapids.
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  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 20/20
sawbuck  (14) Round Lake, Illinois | February 27, 2016| Updated February 28, 2016
Huge....nice patio....was surprised the selection was not a little more deep, but some decent one off offerings. Food was solid. Will be back.

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