Saturday, June 18, 2016

GR Beer City Ale Trail | Founders Brewing Company

Next stop on our Beer City Ale Trail is Founders Brewing Company. Around here Founders is referred to as "The Beer Mecca." It is Grand Rapids' iconic craft brewery; the brewery that people travel from all over the country for. It has received numerous awards/titles: World's 3rd Best Brewery, they produce 5 of the World's Top 100 beers and one of those, KBS, was even voted America's Best Beer on It's a BIG deal around here and one of our favorite Grand Rapids spots!

They always have something going on. On Monday evenings they offer discounts on almost all of their beers. On Tuesdays they have open mic night, live acts on Thursdays and Saturdays, and a Jazz concert one Sunday every month! Not to mention their big events like the KBS Release Party or Founders Fest. It's safe to say that it's Thomas' favorite beer in the city and my favorite atmosphere.

The indoor area has plenty of seating, pool tables, multiple bars, and a company store. You can also see a few of the brew tanks behind the stage.
However, the outdoor patio is what steals the show! Who doesn't love them when the air is warm and the sun is shining?! It has more seating, two fire pits, another bar, and plenty of heaters for when it's cold.
I can't forget to mention the food.... they have delicious sandwiches and appetizers! I have never found a BLT better than the Brassworks BLT. It makes my mouth water just thinking about it! Since I'm not a beer drinker, those two things (food and atmosphere) matter most to me ;)

If you ever find yourself in Grand Rapids you have to stop by Founders. You won't regret it, I promise!

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