Overlooking the brewing facilities, our taproom allows customers a look into where the beer magic happens. It’s a great testing ground for us, and on any particular day you will find numerous beers on draft available only here in our taproom. The unique offering of specialty beers, the laid back atmosphere, and thrice-weekly live music has helped to make our taproom a staple in the Grand Rapids community and a destination for travelers. Stop by whenever you can and experience it for yourself.

PLEASE NOTE: Beers with an asterisk (*) are available exclusively at the Grand Rapids Taproom. Beers with 2 asterisk (**) are available exclusively at both Grand Rapids and Detroit Taprooms.

Tap selection subject to availability. Please call 616.776.1195 first to confirm!

Grand Rapids taproom as of March 22nd at 2:00 pm:

Class 1

  • All Day IPA 4.7 %
    Session IPA
  • Centennial IPA 7.2 %
    The Standard by which all our IPA's are measured.
  • Dirty Bastard 8.5 %
    Scotch Style Ale
  • **Golden Naked Stout 7 %
    A stout brewed with “Golden Naked Oats” malt that produces a rich and creamy mouthfeel along with pleasantly sweet chocolate nutty notes. The use of Roasted Barley adds robustness to the flavors.
  • *Maracuya Trigo 6.1 %
    Trigo (Spanish for 'wheat') is a pale wheat lager with big aromatics, rounded flavor and a clean finish. We brewed this one with passion fruit.
  • *Munson Imperial IPA 8.8 %
    A west coast style Imperial IPA brewed with Wheat malt. Lemon Drop hops add a sweet citrus and an Amarillo finishing and dry hop round out the flavor. The resulting beer is light on bitterness, smooth, and drinkable.
  • Nitro Oatmeal Stout 4.5 %
    Crisp and smooth Irish style oatmeal stout on Nitro.
  • *Oak-aged Centennial IPA "Tree Beer 2019" 7.2 %
    Our timeless flagship IPA aged on Oak chips. This is Founders’ 2019 “Tree Beer,” brewed to support of “Friends of Grand Rapids Parks” and their efforts to plant trees and create sustainable urban forests.
  • *Oatie Mtn Brown 6.6 %
    A Brown Ale brewed with lots of Flaked Oats and Pale Chocolate malt for a smooth flavor and creamy finish.
  • *Pale Ale 5.6 %
    Our Classic Pale returns! A long-time favorite of our Cellar team, this version is brewed with Golden Promise, Crystal, and Munich malts and hopped with Cascade and Centennial hops.
  • Porter 6.5 %
    Bold. Rich. Sexy. This is our most award-winning beer. Check it out to see why.
  • *Red Gem IPA 7 %
    A recipe from our Detroit Brewer Andrew, this rich, malty red ale is brewed and dry hopped with Idaho Gem hops. The hops give aromas of pineapple, cherry, spice, and herbs.
  • Red’s Rye IPA (Draft) 6.6 %
    Rye IPA with serious hop bitterness and grapefruit notes from Amarillo dry hop
  • Solid Gold 4.4 %
    Our take on a classic, Solid Gold is a crush-able premium lager brewed with the highest quality ingredients.
  • *Shickadance Porter 6.6 %
    A robust Mocha Porter brewed with Cinnamon. Lightly burnt malt characters, and a dark chocolate nose, finish with a dash of cinnamon that will make you “Shickadance” in your pants.
  • *Spite Pale Ale 5.6 %
    Our Classic Pale aged on fresh Jalapeno, Serrano, and Habanero peppers! This one has got a kick!
  • *Tellicherry Pale Ale 5.6 %
    Our Classic Pale ale brewed with freshly cracked Tellicherry Peppercorns!

Class 2

  • Breakfast Stout 8.3 %
    Double Chocolate Coffee Oatmeal Stout
  • *Dr Rudigood Double IPA 9.2 %
    Brewed with Dr. Rudi hops from New Zeeland, this IPA displays strong tropical fruit character with notes of papaya and mango. Light Caramel and Golden Promise malts give a light orange color and rich body.
  • *Late Charge Double IPA 10.2 %
    A west coast style Double IPA brewed with 8 different hop varieties! Citrus and fruity aromas accent the bold resinous hop flavor given by the “late charge” hop additions.
  • Nitro Rubaeus 5.7 %
    Our Raspberry ale poured on Nitrogen for a deliciously smooth and creamy experience.

Class 3

  • **12 Feet Under 14.3 %
    Our 2018 Founders Family Holiday Beer. A twice barrel-aged and twice dry-hopped Barrel-Aged Imperial IPA. It's oaky, sweet, and sultry.
  • *Barrel-aged Black Barley Wine 11.7 %
    A Barley wine brewed with black malts for a deep, dark color, hopped with Nugget and Magnum hops, and then aged in spent bourbon barrels for a year.
  • *BA Chestnut Mtn Brown 10.4 %
    This rich brown ale was brewed and aged with copious amounts of roasted chestnut chips for a nutty and creamy finish; we then aged this beer almost a year and a half in spent Bourbon barrels!
  • Backwoods Bastard 11 %
    Barrel-aged Scotch style ale.
  • *Barrel-aged Coconut Promise 6.9 %
    Our classic single-hop ale (Mosaic Promise) brewed with coconut and aged in a blend of tequila and rum barrels.
  • **Barrel-aged Imperial Stout 12.8 %
    Founder's classic Russian Imperial Stout aged over a year in Spent Bourbon Barrels. This beer is the 5th installment of the Taproom exclusive "Mothership" series.
  • *Barrel-aged Lemon Ale 9.9 %
    A strong golden ale brewed with Lemon Drop hops and pure lemon concentrate before aging for 4 months in bourbon barrels. The perfect Bourbon/lemonade cocktail sipper to remind you that summer is just 8 short months away!
  • Blushing Monk 9.2 %
    The epitome of our love of fruit beer, Blushing Monk is brewed with a ridiculous amount of raspberries and Belgian yeast.
  • Curmudgeon’s Better Half 12.7 %
    Our Old Ale (brewed with Molasses and Oak chips) tamed by the tender embrace of oak and sweet maple infused from a years' stay in Maple Syrup Bourbon Barrels. The result is deceptively smooth and utterly delicious!
  • *Lizard of Koz "Deep Cut" 9.6 %
    Our famed chocolate, blueberry, vanilla, Bourbon barrel-aged stout, aged for an extra stint (3 years!) in bourbon barrels.
  • **PA Razzle Hopenberry 6.6 %
    A blend of Beer City IPA and Rubaeus raspberry ale aged in port wine barrels. Deliciously sweet, and refreshingly hoppy, this blend pays tribute to the city that put beer on the map.

Class 4

  • KBS 12.2 %
    Kentucky Breakfast Stout is an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee & chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year.
  • KBS 2018 12.3 %
    The vintage, 2018 version of our famed Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Chocolate Coffee Stout. The Legend that put our Barrel-aging program on the map.
  • KBS 2017 11.8 %
    The vintage, 2017 version of our famed Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Chocolate Coffee Stout. The Legend that put our Barrel-aging program on the map (contains lactose).
  • CBS 2018 11.6 %
    Rich maple syrup, roasted coffee and velvety chocolate meld together in what can only be described as a transcendental drinking experience.

Are you old enough for this adventure?

( At least 21 years old )