Founders Brewing Company
Active Beers: 145
Beer Ratings: 83,818
Beer Avg: 3.96
Taps: 18 / Bottles: 7
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Reviews by ChappyCubsFan:
4.3/5 rDev -5.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
This turned out to be a late night visit following a West Michigan WhiteCaps game. Located right downtown in Grand Rapids. It's a rather small place with wooden tables and peanut shells on the floor. A lot of locals were hanging out and people going in and out to purchase beer from the refrigerator located in the bar area. They have a very friendly staff who wait on you and a good, lively atmosphere. I had tried a bottle of Centennial IPA and pale ale earlier in the week and was curious to know how the draft IPA tasted. The bottom line is it was excellent. I decided to purchase a six-pack there since I was not sure I would find anymore as I headed east toward Detroit. I was diligent enough to save a few bottles for the trip back to California and used one of the bottles for a Michigan IPA blind taste test with friends that included the following Michigan IPA's: Founders Centennial, Bell's Two-Hearted, New Holland's Mad Hatter, Arcadia's IPA, and Michigan Brewery's High Seas. New Holland's Mad Hatter came out on top, followed by Founders, then Bell's, followed by Arcadia and then Michigan.
01-02-2004 23:22:53 | More by ChappyCubsFan
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