Founders Brewing Company
Active Beers: 145
Beer Ratings: 83,430
Beer Avg: 3.97
Taps: 18 / Bottles: 7
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 558 | Reviews: 263 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by chilidog:
4.72/5 rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$$
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
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