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Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Company
BA SCORE
100
world-class

622 Ratings
Ratings: 622
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

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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willjschmidt

California

4.36/5  rDev -4.4%

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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Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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5/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.3%

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4/5  rDev -12.3%

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KCBeerNerd

Missouri

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.

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Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
100 out of 100 based on 622 ratings.