Founders Brewing Company
Active Beers: 144
Beer Ratings: 81,975
Beer Avg: 3.96
Taps: 18 / Bottles: 7
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 537 | Reviews: 263 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by ahq514:
4.28/5 rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
Been to founders many times before but now decided to review after coming here two days in a row.
Founders is always busy no matter what day or time you come in. The place is huge and can accomodate quite a few people. Most of the area is seating but there is a small stage area for bands and a porch outside that has a nice view.
Because its always busy, service suffers a little. They do a good job for the most part of making sure everyone has a beer, but not much beyond that. Had a short conversation with a waiter for the first time about their beer.
Their employees know what's up. They know their beer as they should. Have heard that you have to volunteer before you can actually get a job, so people are passionate about beer there.
Good prices and selection. They have about 12 to 15 taps. About 8 or so in the first tier (least expensive) and then 4 in the middle tier, and a couple in the specialty tier. About half of the beers were ones you can get in bottles and the others are one offs or brewpub only beers.
Food was a little above my price range, but nothing outrageous. Very good though, can't complain about the quality. Will go back to founders every time I'm iin grand rapids. Love their beer.
07-30-2011 20:36:59 | More by ahq514
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