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Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 144
Beer Ratings: 81,975
Beer Avg: 3.96

Taps: 18 / Bottles: 7
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
100
world-class

537 Ratings
Ratings: 537
Reviews: 263
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 8.13%
$$ - reasonable
[ 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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jcompton

Missouri

4.55/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$

i had read many posts on the beer from founders, so when i found out i was going to GR for work i planned a trip to the brewery. I tried the breakfast stout a few days before going, and was impressed. however, when i got to the brewery the first thing i noticed was the lack of selection of beers on tap. The only four beers they had were the pale ale, ipa, red rye, and dirty bastard. all of which are above average beers, but i was excited to try the some of their other beers. The food was above average for pub fare. all in all it was a good experience. if i were to go back to GR i'd hit it up again. i would just prefer to have 8 or 10 beers to choice from when visiting a brewpub.

edit: went to founders last night (tuesday evening). i believe they had 14 brews on tap. i had a Canadian Break Stout, a Breakfast Stout, and a few Centenniel IPAs. my one gripe last time i came was the selection. i didn't take into account that they had just moved and were n't in full operation. i've only been to 15-20 brewpubs, but this one is definitely my favorite. a must visit when in Grand Rapids.

03-30-2009 01:32:04 | More by jcompton
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Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 537 ratings.