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Founders Brewing Company

  • Local-first
  • 235 Grandville Ave. SW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49503
  • Neighborhood:Downtown
  • (616) 776-1195
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We hope that you will join us for limited tours of our production facility on Saturdays at 11:15am and 11:45am and Tuesdays at 5:30pm. Tours are $10 each and include a Founders logo pint glass. We are also offering a combined tour and tasting experience on Saturdays at 12:30pm for $30. In addition to the tour of our production facility, you will participate in a guided tasting of all of our regularly distributed beers, as well as something special. (Don’t ask us what it will be—it will vary and may not be determined until the day of the tasting. Surprises are fun.) One of our education ambassadors will guide you through both of our brewhouses—our original 30 barrel system and our 2011 addition, an 85 barrel Steinecker Combicube B to which we added another mash tun and kettle in April 2013; our cellar, with fermenters and bright tanks of various shapes and sizes; our on-site warehouse; and our packaging hall, which includes a KHS kegging line, a Krones bottling line, a depalletizer and lowerator. a recently installed canning line and a new palletizer. All of this equipment helps us produce enough beer to be the 30th largest craft brewery by sales volume in 2012—and we continue to grow. Our education ambassadors will explain what is unique about our process and will answer any questions that you may have along the way. Please arrive on time. Must be 21 and up. Closed toe shoes are required.

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  • Price Range: $
Accessibility
  • Getting Around the Venue: The Grandville Avenue entrance is has a set of stairs and a ramp up to the restaurant level from the sidewalk. There are handrails along the both sides of the stairs and ramp. This entrance has manual doors with door closers. The Company Store entrance has a set of stairs up from the sidewalk. There is no ramp present at this entrance. This entrance has a manual door with a door closer.

    The are Men’s and Women’s multi-user style restrooms present.

    The routes through the indoor dining room and Company Store are wide and level. The routes through the porch and outdoor dining room along Grandville Avenue are wide and level. There are steps down from the porch to the outdoor dining room floor. There is a narrow ramp at the south end of the porch that leads down to the outdoor dining room floor. The ramp is out of general sight and may be difficult to find.

    There is an elevator present.

    There is bar, table, and bench seating available.

    The venue may be noisy during busy hours.

    The Founder’s Brewing Co. Parking Lot does not have designated accessible parking spaces. The lot surface is uneven and damaged in places near where the pavement transitions into the sidewalks
  • Accessible Parking Options: Founder’s Brewing Co. Lot at 267 Goodrich Street SW. — 0.02 miles from the venue.

    DASH Area 6 Lot at 164 Goodrich Street SW. — 0.12 miles from the venue
General
Restaurants
General Amenities
  • Free Parking:
Accessibility
  • Getting Around the Venue: The Grandville Avenue entrance is has a set of stairs and a ramp up to the restaurant level from the sidewalk. There are handrails along the both sides of the stairs and ramp. This entrance has manual doors with door closers. The Company Store entrance has a set of stairs up from the sidewalk. There is no ramp present at this entrance. This entrance has a manual door with a door closer. The are Men’s and Women’s multi-user style restrooms present. The routes through the indoor dining room and Company Store are wide and level. The routes through the porch and outdoor dining room along Grandville Avenue are wide and level. There are steps down from the porch to the outdoor dining room floor. There is a narrow ramp at the south end of the porch that leads down to the outdoor dining room floor. The ramp is out of general sight and may be difficult to find. There is an elevator present. There is bar, table, and bench seating available. The venue may be noisy during busy hours. The Founder’s Brewing Co. Parking Lot does not have designated accessible parking spaces. The lot surface is uneven and damaged in places near where the pavement transitions into the sidewalks
  • Accessible Parking Options: Founder’s Brewing Co. Lot at 267 Goodrich Street SW. — 0.02 miles from the venue. DASH Area 6 Lot at 164 Goodrich Street SW. — 0.12 miles from the venue
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  • Open Sunday:
  • Outdoor Dining:
  • Price Range: $
Facility Info
  • Floorplan File Floorplan File
  • Largest Room 1
  • Total Sq. Ft. 1
  • Reception Capacity 100
  • Theatre Capacity 50
  • AudioVisual Services Yes
  • Auditorium Seating 0
  • Concurrent Meeting Rooms 0
  • Conference Capacity 0
  • Banquet Capacity 60
  • Number of Rooms 1
  • Classroom Capacity 50
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