Founders Brewing Company
Active Beers: 145
Beer Ratings: 83,394
Beer Avg: 3.97
Taps: 18 / Bottles: 7
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
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Reviews by willjschmidt:
4.36/5 rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
2nd stop on my great midwest brewery tour.
Founders brewery and taproom located in downtown Grand Rapids. The atmosphere is that of a large and long hall with an equally long bar along the side. We arrived at 5:30PM on a Sunday and it was absolutely packed. Not so packed that you couldn't move but there were no tables or any seats available. There was a concert going on, a jazz orchestra, that plays the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month. It wasn't too difficult to get beers from the bar and the bartender was friendly and fast.
The beer is uniformly excellent, we all know that. It was also very cheap, at least compared to California prices. I only had one beer, the all day IPA, as there was nowhere to sit and enly a few more. I did not sample the food but the menu consisted entirely of deli sandwiches and a few pizzas. They also have a store on site selling bottles to go and Founders merchandise.
A recommended place to go. If you don't like crowds then it probably helps to go earlier. Great beer and a great atmosphere.
12-02-2011 23:27:27 | More by willjschmidt
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