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Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Company

621 Ratings
Ratings: 621
Reviews: 267
rAvg: 4.56
pDev: 8.55%
Active Beers: 145
Beer Ratings: 87,072
Beer Avg: 3.96
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

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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Reviews by chilidog:
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4.72/5  rDev +3.5%

This is my fourth trip to Founders and as I went to up-date the new local, I've yet to review the place.

This is for the new location, which is great. Located downtown, just minutes from the old place. We stopped in around noon time on a saturday. There is one row of parking at the front, more around the side and back. Other warehouse lots are close if you go at a peak time.

At the time we went, only 20% of the tables were used, so plenty of room and space. They have a deli and with the decor, it fits in perfect. The menu looked great, by deli standards, with an ave price around 7.50 per. We brought our own pizza in, which can be done, very cool.

Next to the deli, a gift display of shirts and glasses. Had to hit that!

The bar is long and looks great. Signs of whats on-tap are easy to read with the abv. listed. There is a small to go cooler with packs and singles. Gotta hit that.

The brewing room, behind glass at the far end, where the magic happens, looks great!!

Everytime I get to Founders I find something new. This trip only about five taps used, The mainstay beers. This trip I had Reds Rye. The pint was 3.75. I was able to pick up Old Curmudgeon, rotated release. And Backwoods Bastard, brewed once.

Even at the brewery, it can be a crap shoot as to what beers are available. Abit pricey, depends on your outlook. The Backwoods 4, was around 13 bucks, worth it? Oh ya, Founders is my favorite Michigan brewery.

The new location is great, stop in, a must!!

12-09-2007 16:35:02 | More by chilidog
More User Reviews:
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4.68/5  rDev +2.6%

08-27-2014 21:54:31 | More by misternebbie
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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

08-27-2014 01:34:18 | More by drtth
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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

08-26-2014 21:24:20 | More by sjroseen
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5/5  rDev +9.6%

08-26-2014 21:09:35 | More by buddyvelt
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5/5  rDev +9.6%

08-26-2014 20:16:42 | More by Hollylong
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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

08-26-2014 05:40:14 | More by bnelson997
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4/5  rDev -12.3%

08-26-2014 03:13:45 | More by Drk93TT
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4.25/5  rDev -6.8%

A great place. While there beer suffers more with each state they add distro to, their brewery is awesome and tasting room is awesome.

08-25-2014 22:21:27 | More by KCBeerNerd
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4.75/5  rDev +4.2%

08-25-2014 16:23:42 | More by Bearshawks85
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Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 621 ratings.