Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by ChappyCubsFan:
4.3/5 rDev -5.7%
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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4.5/5 rDev -1.3%
Great place to eat, have a drink, and have a get together with friends. Awesome beer selection with various price ranges. Founder's actually serves some of their beers in glasses other than pint glasses which is a nice break from the norm.
08-18-2014 23:11:05 | More by bwood06
5/5 rDev +9.6%
Lived in GR for 4 years, and have to say, without a doubt, this is my favorite brewery of all time. Homer bias? Fine. Nostalgia? Yes. But boy do they make some great beer. Plus the food is outstanding, and the music/environment is one of a kind. New beer garden takes it to another level. A must visit for any beer lover.
08-16-2014 02:35:22 | More by Sparty1224
Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 607 ratings.