After enjoying Founder’s Brewing Company’s beer for more than a decade, I finally got the chance to visit their taproom. The brewery facility was quite impressive. The taproom was the biggest I had ever been in (well, it’s actually several rooms) and the place was packed with patrons. There were hundreds of people enjoying the excellent craft beers that are made here.
They do sell food, but I never got a chance to look at a menu, as our party has stand for a short while and then got a table where we could see into the brewing kettles and other equipment. There was a short wait to get beer at the bar, so we did that and brought them back to our table. The beer listing was mostly the standard Founder’s beers that one can find in stores, but they also had Infiltrator, Sweet Repute, Backwoods Bastard, and Frangelic Mountain Brown. All were interesting craft beers.
In addition to the indoor tap room, there was an impressive overflow crowd out on the front patio, where people could stay warm by hanging out by the numerous heaters and fire pits. It was only about 20 deg outside, but it was quite pleasant hanging around an open fire drinking an Infiltrator to keep warm. The outside area was packed as you can see.
Folks from Grand Rapids sure like their craft beer!