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Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Company
BA SCORE
100
world-class

628 Ratings
Ratings: 628
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 8.75%
Active Beers: 145
Beer Ratings: 87,395
Beer Avg: 3.97
Taps: 18
Bottles: 7
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

235 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
United States
phone: (616) 776-1195

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @foundersbrewing

Notes:
Monday - Saturday: 11am - 2am
Sunday: 12pm - 12am
Non-smoking Indoors, huge front porch for smoking. (heated winter room coming!)
Much larger room, with huge 25-seat custom mahogany bar.
Expanded Deli Menu and Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 11am-11pm
Sunday: 12pm-11pm
Store: 12pm-8pm
Live Music Thursdays and Saturdays featuring Stage, House PA and Sound
Pool Table, Real Dart Board, and Shuffleboard.

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Mitchster

Michigan

4.46/5  rDev -2.4%

Located downtown GR in an old building in an industrial part of town, with a small sign that can't be seen from a distance. Large ceilings with the requisite open metal ventilation and no fans. (This place does get packed with smoke when busy). Mostly brown decor with chalk boards of their taps. 15 taps when I was here, about 6 of them seasonal and the rest regulars. No food here other than peanuts and get-it-yourself popcorn. The beer is truly exceptional. Nate and Jeremy make some amazing stuff....I have been impressed with everything they bottle and was blown away by the brews on tap....the Chocolate Rye Porter, Centennial IPA, Devil Dancer IPA3, Oatmeal stout, and Cherry Java Stout were all amazing brews that I could drink all night long. They have a real cask engine that was not being used the day I was there. 2 nitro taps. Service is decent, and samples are free. No samplers persay, so I stuck to the 10 oz shorties.

Nate and Jeremy are exceptional hosts. They brought out some special brews for the Western Michigan BA gathering and it's evident that they have a deep-seated passion for beer. Highly, highly recommended!

I plan on spending more time here. Definitely a highlight of the Michigan Beer Scene.

05-19-2004 00:00:57 | More by Mitchster
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4.25/5  rDev -7%

Good spot. Great beer. Wish I wasn't there on a week night. Friendly staff. Looks like a great place to spend an Autumn day. Fireplaces blazing outside, delicious beer inside. The choices in the gift shop were dizzying. Very reasonably priced. Def a great destination.

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Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 628 ratings.