Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing CompanyFounders Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

235 Grandville Ave SW
Grand Rapids, Michigan, 49503
United States

(616) 776-1195 | map

Mahou San Miguel has a 30% ownership stake since 2014.

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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Beers: Current (115) | Arch (307) | All
All Day IPA - Amarillo And Simcoe HopsAmerican IPA4.70253.98-
All Day IPA - BLiS Blast Barrel-AgedAmerican IPA4.70662.83-
All Day IPA - Bloody Mary StuffAmerican IPA4.7033.01-
All Day IPA - Coconut Flakes And Almond ExtractAmerican IPA4.7013.75-
All Day IPA - Fresh PeachesAmerican IPA4.7014-
All Day IPA - Maple Extract And Toasted OakAmerican IPA4.7013-
All Day IPA - Mosaic HopsAmerican IPA4.7023.82-
All Night IPAAmerican Black Ale4.10423.94-
All Night LongAmerican Double / Imperial IPA9.5024.23-
AmberAmerican Amber / Red Ale6.0023.58-
Ambrosia TartFruit / Vegetable Beer9.0024.65-
American Black AleAmerican Brown Ale?133.91-
Apple BLOSSomeFruit / Vegetable Beer4.7083.82-
Apple Cream Ale - Bourbon Barrel-AgedCream Ale8.00103.3-
Apricot SwarmFruit / Vegetable Beer6.5084.06-
Attack On RyeAmerican Double / Imperial IPA9.9043.66-
Awesome Azacca PilsGerman Pilsener?14.09-
Backstage Mosaic IPAAmerican IPA7.70244.14-
Bad HabitQuadrupel (Quad)9.801143.61-
Baltic PorterBaltic Porter5.90203.84-
Bangin' Berry CreamFruit / Vegetable Beer5.5043.31-
Barrel-Aged Honey StuffAmerican Pale Wheat Ale10.5094.19-
Barrel-Aged Summer SizzlerAmerican Malt Liquor12.0093.94-
Belgian Pale AleBelgian Strong Pale Ale7.2023.39-
Belgian TrippleAmerican Double / Imperial Stout8.7013.14-
Belgian WheatWitbier4.5013.23-
Berry Barry RoubaixFruit / Vegetable Beer5.0054.11-
Berry Cherry ThrillaFruit / Vegetable Beer5.00173.78-
Berserker 37American Black Ale7.10223.9-
Berserker 37 - Barrel-AgedAmerican Black Ale7.7034.08-
Bierstadt KolschKölsch5.9044.11-
Big FrootFruit / Vegetable Beer6.8063.83-
Big LushiousAmerican Double / Imperial Stout7.801,4523.95-
Big Ula UlaAmerican Amber / Red Ale9.4054.04-
Bitter Ol' ManExtra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)4.50183.85-
Black BiscuitOld Ale10.502574.5-
Black IPAAmerican Black Ale6.601024.11-
Black IPA - Barrel-AgedAmerican Black Ale?194.15-
Black IPA - Maple Barrel-AgedAmerican Black Ale?74.49-
Black SunshineDunkelweizen5.6043.94-
Bock - Bourbon Barrel-AgedDoppelbock9.9053.95-
Bolt CutterAmerican Barleywine15.001,3514.05-
Boss Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale (APA)4.90113.47-
Bourbon Del NocheAmerican Black Ale7.50154.36-
Boyl'r Mayk'rEnglish Pale Ale7.401553.72-
Brassworks AleAmerican Pale Ale (APA)6.0033.6-
BravoAmerican Double / Imperial IPA7.8074.24-
Breakfast Stout - Cinnamon And Bourbon-Soaked Vanilla BeansAmerican Double / Imperial Stout8.3044.31-
Breakfast Stout - Thai ChilisAmerican Double / Imperial Stout8.3094.57-
Cascade Victory BrownAmerican Brown Ale4.7033.58-
Cashew Mountain BrownAmerican Brown Ale10.001334.57-
Centennial IPA - Bourbon-Soaked Oak ChipsAmerican IPA?14-
Centennial IPA - Bourbon-Soaked RaisinsAmerican IPA7.2014-
Centennial IPA - Dry-Hopped With Simcoe And CascadeAmerican IPA?233.86-
Centennial IPA - Green TeaAmerican IPA?43.44-
Centennial IPA - Melon And Centennial HopsAmerican IPA?63.42-
Centennial IPA - Smoked Serrano PeppersFruit / Vegetable Beer7.2013.83-
Cerise - Bourbon Barrel-Aged With MapleFruit / Vegetable Beer?14.57-
Chamomile KölschKölsch4.00113.64-
Cheef IPAAmerican Double / Imperial IPA9.00154.27-
Cheef IPA - Lime LeavesAmerican Double / Imperial IPA9.0013.79-
Cheef IPA - Sumatra CoffeeAmerican Double / Imperial IPA9.0014-
Cheef IPA - Tequila-Soaked Oak Chips And Aji Panca ChilesAmerican Double / Imperial IPA9.0014.24-
Cherry Java StoutAmerican Stout5.0014.42-
Chestnut Mountain BrownAmerican Brown Ale7.6014.03-
Chocolate Rye PorterAmerican Porter5.5024.57-
ChocoPomAmerican Brown Ale8.3034.2-
Colombian Donkey StoutAmerican Stout6.50134.36-
Comet IPAAmerican IPA6.70133.93-
Corn Mountain BrownAmerican Brown Ale5.4093.56-
Cran-CubAmerican Porter?73.96-
Crazpberry Sawce - Barrel-AgedAmerican Brown Ale11.60104.2-
Cream AleCream Ale4.1022.53-
Creme Of The RockMilk / Sweet Stout4.80543.94-
Crimson DynamoAmerican Amber / Red Ale4.7063.97-
Crystal Rye PersuasionRye Beer6.9054.11-
CSX Cashew Brown AleAmerican Brown Ale7.4084.25-
Curly's Vienna LagerVienna Lager5.4023.57-
Curmudgeon - Figs And Macadamia Nuts (Cask)Old Ale9.8024.38-
Das RadikalAmerican IPA7.40424.02-
Dave’s Not HereAmerican Amber / Red Ale9.10294.24-
Death - Rye Barrel-AgedWheatwine10.80244.08-
Deca 10th AnniversaryAmerican Barleywine13.001024.17-
Devil DancerAmerican Double / Imperial IPA12.005,0763.9-
Diamond Mountain BrownAmerican Brown Ale5.30213.66-
Dirty Bastard - Ancho Chiles And ChocolateScotch Ale / Wee Heavy8.5013.94-
Dirty Bastard - Arbol And Tien Tsin PeppersScotch Ale / Wee Heavy?23.88-
Dirty Bastard - Bourbon-Soaked Apricots And GingerScotch Ale / Wee Heavy?43.75-
Dirty Bastard - Bourbon-Soaked Oak Chips And Liquid SmokeScotch Ale / Wee Heavy8.5034.05-
Dirty Bastard - Bourbon-Soaked Raisins And Vanilla BeansScotch Ale / Wee Heavy?104.25-
Dirty Bastard - Cherry Extract And Ginger RootScotch Ale / Wee Heavy8.5013.79-
Dirty Bastard - Coconut FlakesScotch Ale / Wee Heavy8.5034.01-
Dirty Bastard - Maple ExtractScotch Ale / Wee Heavy?44.33-
Dirty Bastard - Maple Syrup, Cinnamon And Vanilla BeansScotch Ale / Wee Heavy?204.36-
Dirty Bastard - Mokamba Coffee And Orange ExtractScotch Ale / Wee Heavy8.5034.07-
Dirty Bastard - MolassesScotch Ale / Wee Heavy?43.94-
Dirty Bastard - Peanut ButterScotch Ale / Wee Heavy8.5023.61-
Dirty Bastard - PistachioScotch Ale / Wee Heavy8.5014.18-
Dirty Bastard - SarsaparillaScotch Ale / Wee Heavy8.5023.72-
Dirty Bastard - VanillaScotch Ale / Wee Heavy8.5014.06-
Dirty DarknessScotch Ale / Wee Heavy8.50104.24-
DissenterAmerican Double / Imperial Pilsner8.701,6134.08-
DKMLAmerican Malt Liquor14.205903.86-
Double DirtyScotch Ale / Wee Heavy10.3024.05-
Doublethink IPAAmerican Double / Imperial IPA9.90103.98-
Dumbo HeadAmerican Pale Wheat Ale6.00154.23-
El Diablo Del NocheAmerican Black Ale8.10224.21-
Empire IPAAmerican IPA7.5043.88-
Empire Strikes BitterExtra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB)6.20473.97-
Exfiltration IPAAmerican IPA7.5033.85-
Experimental 7272American Pale Ale (APA)4.90123.65-
Extra Pale AleAmerican Blonde Ale4.2073.61-
Fab ColabEnglish Pale Ale5.10133.75-
Faux-liner WeisseBerliner Weissbier3.2053.78-
Float Down StreamKölsch?00-
Foreign Spy RyeRye Beer7.2063.93-
Founders / Fermenta - PhilogynistAmerican Pale Wheat Ale?83.55-
Frangelic Mountain BrownAmerican Brown Ale9.001,1913.99-
Frangelic PorterAmerican Porter6.50314.31-
Frangelic StoutAmerican Stout4.201234.12-
Frangelic Stout - Barrel-AgedAmerican Stout?414.27-
Frangelic Stout - Chocolate And CoconutAmerican Stout4.2014.14-
Frangelic Stout - Cinnamon SticksAmerican Stout4.2023.66-
Frangelic Stout - HabanerosAmerican Stout4.2013.77-
Frangelic Stout - Madagascan Vanilla BeansAmerican Stout4.2033.62-
Frangelic Stout - Maple ExtractAmerican Stout4.2014.14-
French Toast BastardScottish Ale?23.98-
Froot KissileAmerican Pale Wheat Ale5.4043.76-
Furniture City Stock AleEnglish Brown Ale6.701043.7-
Galactic AleAmerican Pale Ale (APA)5.00143.94-
Galaxy Oat IPAAmerican IPA6.1064.31-
Ginger CrusherFruit / Vegetable Beer5.6063.57-
Ginger KolschHerbed / Spiced Beer5.4053.39-
Gold Dust WomanEnglish Pale Ale7.90263.85-
Gold SunshineAmerican Pale Wheat Ale5.6013-
Gose - WatermelonGose4.60113.9-
Grand MoffAmerican Double / Imperial IPA8.80134.09-
Grand Rapids StoutAmerican Stout6.50334.07-
Grand Rapids Stout - Barrel-AgedAmerican Stout10.4024.62-
GruitScottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale6.20163.42-
Harvest Ale - CascadeAmerican IPA6.50184.08-
Holé MoléAmerican Stout4.5073.68-
Holly Jolly 2013Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy?34.61-
Honey RyeRye Beer5.6014.12-
Honey Wheat - Dry-HoppedAmerican Pale Wheat Ale6.0072.96-
Honey Wheat - Local HiveAmerican Pale Wheat Ale6.1013.54-
Hop Spit Punk Rock IPAAmerican IPA7.1084.2-
Hop SunAmerican Pale Wheat Ale6.5013.5-
Hop Wampa!American Double / Imperial IPA10.0064.32-
Hot Sauce Barrel-Aged IPAAmerican IPA7.0023.49-
Huggy's NuggsAmerican Double / Imperial IPA8.40113.91-
Imperial Black Ale - Barrel-AgedAmerican Black Ale11.7054.15-
Imperial Breakfast StoutAmerican Double / Imperial Stout9.30124.28-
Imperial Brown AleAmerican Brown Ale9.1024.15-
Imperial IPAAmerican Double / Imperial IPA9.90114.37-
Imperial Java StoutAmerican Double / Imperial Stout?34.14-
Imperial Lime Coconut GoseGose8.5014-
Imperial Stout - Coffee Beans And Maple BaconAmerican Double / Imperial Stout10.5014.51-
InfiltratorAmerican Double / Imperial IPA10.80304.08-
Inspired Artist Black IPAAmerican Black Ale7.502094.16-
International Breakfast StoutAmerican Double / Imperial Stout9.8054.6-
J & J IPAAmerican IPA?14.01-
KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout) - Vanilla BeanAmerican Double / Imperial Stout11.2064.6-
KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout): Special Reserve - Devil's CutAmerican Double / Imperial Stout15.20244.69-
KBS BlastAmerican Stout10.5033.6-
KBS Cran BlastAmerican Strong Ale11.20103.07-
Kosmonator BockBock8.4024-
Lazy DazeAmerican Pale Ale (APA)4.4043.32-
Lemondrop IPA - GingerAmerican IPA6.8014.03-
Louisville CommonCalifornia Common / Steam Beer4.1023.5-
Lucid UnityFruit / Vegetable Beer5.0033.72-
Lumberjack Mountain BrownAmerican Brown Ale7.7023.96-
Main Guy Mango - Barrel-AgedAmerican IPA8.60183.86-
Maple Mountain BrownAmerican Strong Ale11.00304.04-
Melon Ballie & The Infinite RadnessAmerican Pale Wheat Ale6.30303.61-
Michigan Brewers Guild DIPAAmerican Double / Imperial IPA8.0093.54-
Michigan Brewers Guild Grand CrewSaison / Farmhouse Ale?14.12-
Midnite At The OasisAmerican Pale Ale (APA)5.40163.47-
Mild Mountain BrownAmerican Brown Ale4.2044.28-
Mister E FrootFruit / Vegetable Beer7.40304.03-
Misty Mountain Hop BrownAmerican Brown Ale7.70603.87-
Mo PaleAmerican Pale Ale (APA)6.4013.79-
Moon DogTripel6.5013.17-
Mosaic Promise - Chinook HopsAmerican IPA5.5014.1-
Mosaic Promise - Hull Melon HopsAmerican IPA5.5014.42-
Mosaic Promise - Rum Barrel-AgedAmerican Double / Imperial IPA9.4024.31-
Mosaic Promise - Toasted CoconutAmerican IPA5.5053.67-
MPG IPAAmerican IPA7.2063.9-
Nemesis 2009Wheatwine12.007044.14-
Nemesis 2010American Barleywine12.009374.18-
Newaygo County CherryFruit / Vegetable Beer7.00494.06-
Night Of The Living RedAmerican Amber / Red Ale5.10113.88-
Nitro Expresso PorterAmerican Porter6.8074.26-
Nitro T8R StoutAmerican Stout5.4093.75-
Noble LagerAmerican Pale Lager4.9032.74-
Nutty Professor Nut StoutAmerican Stout4.2014.48-
Oak-Aged Rye IPARye Beer7.20423.93-
Old World Brown PorterEnglish Porter5.5043.62-
Organic Pale AleAmerican Pale Ale (APA)?13.75-
Pale Ale - CherryFruit / Vegetable Beer7.10103.62-
Pale Ale - Dry-HoppedAmerican Pale Ale (APA)5.3073.68-
Pale Joe - BananaAmerican Pale Ale (APA)5.3024.1-
Panther CubAmerican Porter8.70904.55-
Party PilsGerman Pilsener5.2053.25-
Party Stout - Barrel-AgedAmerican Double / Imperial Stout?194.27-
Peter Piper Peppered PaleAmerican Pale Ale (APA)5.2073.55-
Porter - Amaretto And ApricotsAmerican Porter?24.25-
Porter - Barrel-AgedAmerican Porter9.00154.29-
Porter - Black Walnuts And Bourbon-Soaked Oak ChipsAmerican Porter?24.5-
Porter - Bourbon-Soaked Oak Chips, Chocolate & Bourbon-Seared Vanilla BeaAmerican Porter?24.5-
Porter - Bourbon-Soaked Oak Chips, Chocolate And RaisinsAmerican Porter6.5024.39-
Porter - Bourbon-Soaked Raisins And CinnamonAmerican Porter?34.17-
Porter - Cashews And GingerAmerican Porter?24-
Porter - CherryAmerican Porter?44.34-
Porter - Chocolate And Coconut ExtractAmerican Porter?24.27-
Porter - Cinnamon And Thai Chili PeppersAmerican Porter?34.17-
Porter - Coffee, Cinnamon, Cardamom, Clove And Black PepperAmerican Porter6.5014.19-
Porter - Coffee, Cocoa, Red Raisins And CinnamonAmerican Porter6.5054.21-
Porter - Dark Chocolate And Vanilla BeansAmerican Porter?44.12-
Porter - Fresh Roasted Guji CoffeeAmerican Porter6.5014.19-
Porter - Maple ExtractAmerican Porter?24.25-
Porter - PistachioAmerican Porter6.0013.75-
Porter - Rye Whiskey Barrel-AgedAmerican Porter9.00144.32-
Porter - Smoked Serrano Peppers And Strawberry ExtractAmerican Porter6.5013.96-
Porter - Toasted AlmondsAmerican Porter6.5023.82-
Porter - VanillaAmerican Porter6.5053.74-
Porter - Vanilla BeansAmerican Porter?34.42-
Porter In Da MoonlightAmerican Porter6.6083.88-
PumpkinmudgeonPumpkin Ale12.90174.22-
Razz Pale AleFruit / Vegetable Beer7.0024.52-
Razzleberry StoutAmerican Double / Imperial Stout?54.35-
Red Eye Amber AleAmerican Amber / Red Ale4.90124.03-
Red Hot Cinnamon IPAAmerican IPA8.0043.61-
Red's Rye IPA - Apple CinnamonAmerican IPA6.6013.77-
Red's Rye IPA - Bourbon Barrel-AgedRye Beer9.001724.16-
Red's Rye IPA - Bourbon-Soaked Oak ChipsRye Beer?33.67-
Red's Rye IPA - CharredRye Beer8.5014.22-
Red's Rye IPA - Chocolate And Thai ChilesRye Beer6.6013.77-
Red's Rye IPA - Double Dry-HoppedRye Beer?224.21-
Red's Rye IPA - Mosaic Hops, Galangal, Orange Powder And AllspiceRye Beer6.6013.94-
Red's Rye IPA - Orange ExtractRye Beer?24-
Red's Rye IPA - Tongan Vanilla And Aji Panca ChilesRye Beer6.6013.77-
Rogue LeaderRye Beer9.4064.38-
Ruby Crystal AleAmerican Amber / Red Ale4.1023.62-
Ruby Crystal MandarinaAmerican Pale Ale (APA)4.6063.51-
Ruby Crystal Mandarina - Lemon Extract And Kaffir Lime LeavesAmerican Amber / Red Ale4.6014-
Ruby Crystal Mandarina - Orange Peel PowderAmerican Amber / Red Ale4.6043.56-
Rye DeathWheatwine10.8083.92-
Rye StoutAmerican Stout6.80223.87-
Rye Stout - Rye Barrel-AgedAmerican Double / Imperial Stout8.90124.71-
Sappy Slappy BastardScotch Ale / Wee Heavy9.50374.33-
Sarsaparilla PorterAmerican Porter?44-
Scalawag Old AleOld Ale9.5073.61-
Scotch AleScotch Ale / Wee Heavy?104.11-
Session NoirAmerican Black Ale4.90144.05-
Session StoutAmerican Stout5.0063.89-
Skeleton KeySchwarzbier5.5043.91-
Smoked PorterAmerican Porter8.003514-
Solid CentennialEnglish Strong Ale7.9013.5-
Solid GoldAmerican Adjunct Lager4.601303.54-
South Island IPAAmerican IPA6.1054.15-
Special Agent IPAAmerican IPA7.4044.13-
Spice Rack AttackAmerican Pale Ale (APA)5.4032.18-
Spike CutlassAmerican Barleywine12.00364.2-
SpiteChile Beer5.40673.46-
Spite - Barrel-Aged With Guajillo PeppersHerbed / Spiced Beer?103.97-
Spite - Barrel-Aged With HabañeroChile Beer7.10203.7-
Spite - Barrel-Aged With Poblano PeppersChile Beer7.00263.82-
Spite - Barrel-Aged With SerranoChile Beer7.00173.63-
Spite - HomegrownAmerican Pale Ale (APA)5.40203.44-
Spite Blend - Barrel-AgedAmerican Pale Ale (APA)8.10243.81-
Spruce SpringsteenAmerican Amber / Red Ale6.10123.77-
Strawberry Rhubarb RandiFruit / Vegetable Beer3.7013.74-
Strong AleAmerican Strong Ale9.0033.71-
Summer BraggotBraggot7.3013.04-
Summer WitWitbier5.6033.84-
Super GoldAmerican Pale Lager5.4053.84-
Super SmoothAmerican Pale Ale (APA)?23.62-
Supremo Mountain BrownAmerican Brown Ale8.70103.97-
Sweet DarknessAmerican IPA?44.37-
Sweet Repute XXXWheatwine12.60224.35-
Swish Mountain BrownAmerican Brown Ale6.0043.62-
Syrup Del NocheAmerican Black Ale7.50144.7-
SZRP Of DoomAmerican Double / Imperial IPA11.00184.54-
Tealow Chai BrownAmerican Brown Ale5.40103.73-
The ChronicAmerican Pale Ale (APA)5.20304.15-
The SchwarzSchwarzbier5.1033.67-
Triple DAmerican Double / Imperial IPA?24.29-
TroisEnglish Bitter3.0024.1-
Unicorn IPAAmerican IPA6.8023.86-
Untombed AleScottish Gruit / Ancient Herbed Ale4.50133.24-
Velvet RevolutionEuro Pale Lager5.8073.71-
Vertigo Winter WheatAmerican Pale Wheat Ale5.6043.58-
WaterGranatePomeMelonFruit / Vegetable Beer5.20103.65-
WeizenbierAmerican Pale Wheat Ale5.60203.33-
White Sunshine WeissAmerican Pale Wheat Ale5.5012.8-
Workingman's IPAEnglish India Pale Ale (IPA)7.3013.75-
Workingman's Rye StoutEnglish Stout6.0073.95-
X-mas PorterAmerican Porter6.2053.6-
Yukon Cornelious Spiced AleHerbed / Spiced Beer6.2573.89-

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Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI
Brewery rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 140,026 ratings