Founders Brewing Company

235 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan United States 49503
brewery (Founders)  4.85/5.0 229 reviews
Taproom: Mon-Sa11:00 AM-2a Su12:00 PM-12a Deli: Mon-Fri11:00 AM-11p, Su12:00 PM-11p

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Beers At Founders Brewing Company

NameABVEntered
Founders Lizard of Koz10.5%6/14/2018
Founders Mosaic Promise5.5%5/12/2018
Trzech Kumpli Blackcyl7%4/30/2018
Founders Kaiser Curmudgeon11.9%4/22/2018
Founders French Quarter Mint Chocolate Stout7.7%4/21/2018
Founders Barrel Aged Porter (Port Wine)7.5%4/21/2018
Founders Black Barley Wine10.1%4/21/2018
Founders BA Baltic Porter9.4%4/21/2018
Founders BA 2 Chainz Black IPA10.6%4/21/2018
Founders MF Donkey Stout (Barrel Aged)9.4%4/21/2018
Founders 2 Chainz Black IPA7.4%4/21/2018
Founders MF Donkey Stout (Maple Syrup Barrel Aged)8.2%4/21/2018
Founders Barrel Aged CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)11.7%4/19/2018
Founders Red's Rye IPA6.6%4/9/2018
Founders Porter6.5%4/5/2018
Founders B.A. Rum & Hops Thang9.3%3/30/2018
Founders Barrel Aged Sumatra Mountain Brown9.6%3/30/2018
Founders BranDankulous11.7%3/30/2018
Founders Honey Monkey Double IPA10.6%3/30/2018
Founders Grand Rapids Stout6.7%3/30/2018
Founders Frootwood8%3/30/2018
Founders Huns And Roses4.7%3/19/2018
Founders Golden Naked Stout6.8%3/19/2018
Founders Bronto Brown Porter6.6%3/19/2018
Founders Cryoats IPA7%3/19/2018
Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)11.2%3/13/2018
Founders Backstage Series # 4: Frangelic Mountain Brown 9%3/13/2018
Founders BA Smoked Apple Ale9.1%3/8/2018
Founders Yodeler Vienna Lager5.8%3/8/2018
Founders Backwoods Bastard11.6%3/3/2018
Founders Backstage Series #13: reDANKulous Imperial Red IPA9.5%2/26/2018
Founders Detroit IPA6.5%2/8/2018
Founders Threat Level Midnight7%2/8/2018
Founders 4 Giants Double IPA9.3%1/27/2018
Founders G-H-A IPA7.3%1/27/2018
Founders BA Beer City IPA9.2%1/27/2018
Founders BA Imperial Lime Gose10.1%1/27/2018
Founders Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout11.5%1/27/2018
Founders Devil Went Down to Kentucky14.2%1/27/2018
Founders Winter Spice Black Lager4.9%1/20/2018
Founders Red Lager5.7%1/20/2018
Founders Carlson's Cherry Wood Rye IPA7.6%1/20/2018
Founders Equinot IPA7.5%1/20/2018
Founders Ariana Piccola Lager4.8%1/20/2018
Founders Nemesis 201012%1/6/2018
Founders Solid Gold Premium Lager4.4%12/8/2017
Founders Swish Mountain Brown5.5%12/8/2017
Founders Chinook IPA7.2%12/8/2017
Founders Fuzzy Sweater IPA6.5%12/8/2017
Founders Tank Bender15%12/3/2017
Founders Barrel Aged Curmudgeon13%11/12/2017
Founders Trigo6.3%11/12/2017
Founders Nitro Oatmeal Stout4.5%11/9/2017
Founders / Mahou Cerveza Especial5.5%10/14/2017
Founders The Chronic5.2%10/14/2017
Founders MI Copper Red6.2%10/14/2017
Founders DKML14.2%10/13/2017
Founders Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale8.5%10/5/2017
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 Backstage Series # 6: Doom Imperial IPA12.4%7/3/2017
Founders Rübæus5.7%6/14/2017


90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Savvy1982  (70) Lethbridge, Alberta | February 15, 2011
I was here for RBSG 2010, and after a long flight and everything else, Founders was a VERY welcome sight. Beers were solid across the boards, and they were pouring both CBS and KBS, as well as Looking Glass, which is now one of my favorite IIPAs of all time! Sandwiches were huge and very flavourful, and my tab was shockingly low, coming from Canada. We got a great tour from the owner, which was great, and all the beers were served in appropriate glassware. Beer paradise. I will come back to Michigan again, largely to visit Founders again.
78
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Dfonorow  (97) Chicago, Illinois | March 30, 2018
Huge space with enough room to get a table almost all the time besides some release events. They usually have 10-20 beers on tap including some one-offs that are only made for release on tap at the brewery. Service can be slow if it is crowded and you have to pick up the food yourself at the front counter.
90
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 9/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
Hopper8  (18) Holland, Michigan | January 11, 2018
It's Founders. Of course you should go. It's not like the coolest taproom or anything, but it has lots of Founders beers, so why wouldn't you go?
92
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 19/20
Emeister84  (175) Charlottesville, Virginia | December 15, 2017
I love this brewery! It's huge with a smack ton of great offerings! The food was delicious, glorified bar grub. The bartenders could have been a little more on top of their games, but it was also a very hoppin' Friday night. An amazing place; I will be returning as soon as possible!
86
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 18/20
miquelcrush  (246) Granollers, Spain | November 1, 2017
74
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 4/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 8/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
hopdog  (368) Lansdale, Pennsylvania | August 10, 2017
Stopped by on a Friday at 11:20 and this place was packed. By 11:45, people were waiting for tables and it sure isn’t small. Took 20+ min to get my flight of beers which pissed me off - other tables in other sections got lot better service than my dude. Towards the end, they were rotating servers and service picked up, but that 1st 1/2 hour is what I’m rating service on. There were out of my Brat sandwich (told me after I ordered) - strike 2. Lucky their beers (and they have brewery only) are pretty good. If my service was good and they told me my food order wasn’t available v. 10 min later, my rating would have been a lot higher.
86
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 14/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 17/20
fly  (273) 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...
94
  • AMBIANCE 5/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 15/15
  • FOOD 9/10
  • VALUE 10/10
  • OVERALL 20/20
randy1969  (11) Marengo, Illinois | May 13, 2017| Updated August 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  (25) Dearborn, Michigan | May 12, 2017
This is my favorite place. Great selection, great food, great service, great atmosphere especially since the expansion, and it’s the first place I go when I visit Grand Rapids. Everyone looking for beer in Michigan must come to Founders.
80
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 9/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
LabRat0369  (45) 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 you’re in Grand Rapids.

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