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 January 24th at 2:44 pm:

Class 1

  • *Ferris Nitro Cold Brew Coffee (nonalcoholic) NA %
    Naturally sweet with a smooth nitro finish, Ferris Cold Brew is the elevated coffee you’ve been looking for. Similar to some of your Founders favorites, this coffee comes together for a rich, creamy mouthfeel.
  • All Day IPA 4.7 %
    Session IPA
  • *Bronto Brown Porter 6.7 %
    A rich brown colored porter brewed with Pale Chocolate Malt and Munich Malt. This one is perfect for the cold-weather season with all the deep, rich flavors you expect from a robust porter.
  • Centennial IPA 7.2 %
    The Standard by which all our IPA's are measured.
  • Civilized Brut IPA 6 %
    Like a fine Brut Champagne, our latest IPA is brilliantly clear, highly effervescent, and refreshingly dry. Tantalizing your palate in a bold yet never overpowering way, there is nothing savage about this elegant brute.
  • Dirty Bastard 8.5 %
    Scotch Style Ale
  • *Drunk Uncle Porter 6.3 %
    A Porter brewed with Semi-sweet Chocolate, Cocoa Nibs and Lactose for a rich, sweet and chocolatey experience that brings to mind a hot cocoa. ALLERGAN ALERT***CONTAINS DAIRY***
  • $3 Pint Special - *Echo Base ESB 6.3 %
    This take on a traditional ESB is characteristically special, and a little bitter, but not too extra for casual enjoyment! Brewed with English malts and Challenger hops, for aromas of toasted caramel and floral hops.
  • *Hello Jane IPA 6.3 %
    An ode from our Cellar Manager to his wife and brand new daughter, this IPA is brewed with Mosaic and Azacca hops and displays low bitterness with a big citrus and fruit hop finish.
  • Porter 6.5 %
    Rich. Dark. Sexy.
  • Red’s Rye IPA (Draft) 6.6 %
    Rye IPA with serious hop bitterness and grapefruit notes from the Amarillo dry hop - The overwhelming employee (and Mug Club) favorite.
  • Solid Gold 4.4 %
    Our take on a classic, Solid Gold is a crush-able premium lager brewed with the highest quality ingredients.

Class 2

  • *Barrel-Aged Get Bucked 6.5 %
    A lager brewed with buckwheat and aged in 1 part Abruana barrel and 2 parts virgin Hungarian Oak barrels, then flavored with vanilla and maple extract. Like a light French Toast Bastard.
  • Frangelic Mountain Brown 9 %
    Initially released in 2012, this deliciously sweet and nutty coffee brown ale inspired us to continue pushing the coffee beer envelope.
  • *Golden Ghost Stout 7.4 %
    Gold in color, Guatemalan coffee from our friends at Ferris Coffee Co. imparts rich aromas of chocolate and cocoa. Vanilla beans and cocoa nibs compliment the coffee and lactose sugar lends a smooth, sweet, finish
  • Imperial Stout 10.5 %
    Brewed with an abundance of malts, this stout is smooth as silk, yet complex and rich in body.
  • Nitro Rubaeus 5.7 %
    Our Raspberry ale poured on Nitrogen for a deliciously smooth and creamy experience.
  • Rubaeus 5.7 %
    Pure Raspberry Ale.

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 Devil Dancer 15.5 %
    The 2019 Taproom Exclusive edition of our Triple IPA "Devil Dancer" aged in spent Bourbon Barrels. Wow!
  • *Barrel-Aged Lemon Ale 11.3 %
    A strong golden ale brewed with Lemon Drop hops and pure lemon concentrate before aging for 6 months in bourbon barrels, it evokes the refreshing flavor of a Bourbon/lemonade cocktail sipper!
  • *Barrel-Aged Mr. Wednesday 10 %
    A strong ale fermented with Norwegian Kveik yeast at higher than normal temperatures to produce esters of papaya and passionfruit, then aged in Bourbon barrels.
  • Backwoods Bastard 11 %
    Bourbon Barrel-Aged Scotch style Ale
  • 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!
  • *Devil Dancer - Mothership #11 12 %
    When you dance with the devil, the devil don’t change. You do. Massive in complexity, huge malt character balances the insane amount of alphas used to create it. The 11th installment in our Taproom only bottles series.
  • *French Toast Bastard - Mothership #10 11.1 %
    Backwoods Bastard gets the 4-star breakfast treatment. Our bourbon barrel-aged Scotch Ale is introduced to maple syrup, cinnamon, and sweet vanilla for a decadent brunch-inspired sipper.Breakfast for dinner, anyone?
  • Mas Agave 10 %
    An imperial gose brewed with agave, lime and sea salt and then aged in tequila barrels for just the right amount of kick. Consider it a party in a bottle. Mas Agave!
  • *Mas Agave Grapefruit 9.5 %
    Our base Mas Agave recipe finished with Ruby Red Grapefruit concentrate instead of lime. Tangy & sweet.
  • *Mas Agave Prickly Pear 9.5 %
    Our base Mas Agave recipe finished with Prickly Pear concentrate instead of lime. More fruit forward than the normal Mas.
  • Nitro Underground Mountain Brown 11.9 %
    Nitro Underground Mountain Brown is the harmony achieved when our imperial brown ale, Sumatra coffee, and a year aging in oak come together...and is then infused with Nitrogen for a wonderfully thick, creamy, pour!
  • *Orange Curacao Barrel-Aged MoMo IPA 8.8 %
    A Mosaic, Azacca, and Amarillo-hopped IPA aged in barrels used for Orange Curacoa, then Gin, then finished in already 20 year-aged bourbon. Citrus notes abound and meld wonderfully with the subtle gin and bourbon notes.
  • *"Take'er Easy Dude" 10.3 %
    Founders co-owner Mike Stevens' inspiration of a "White Russian" ale. Brewed with lactose, vanilla, coffee, and chocolate, aged in bourbon barrels for 9 months, and finally infused with Nitrogen. For all who "Abide."

Class 4

  • KBS 2018 11.8 %
    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 (contains lactose).
  • KBS 12.2 %
    An imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for an entire year to make sure wonderful bourbon undertones come through in the finish. Delightful.
  • KBS Espresso 12 %
    KBS gets an extra oomph by getting aged on espresso beans after being removed from barrels, resulting in a snappy coffee twist on our classic barrel-aged beer. Who says you can't start your day with a barrel-aged stout?
  • *KBS Special Reserve 12.2 %
    KBS 2019 exclusively pulled from barrels used to age 25-year-old bourbon. These barrels are from 1993 and are the best barrels we have! This one raises even our bar!
  • Nitro CBS 2019 11.3 %
    Rich maple syrup, roasted coffee and velvety chocolate meld together in what can only be described as a transcendental drinking experience while the addition of nitrogen imparts a soft, creamy mouthfeel.
  • *Parisian Breakfast Stout 12.2 %
    KBS flavored (after being removed from bourbon barrels) with vanilla, dark roast espresso, and cacao nibs to create a mind-blowing morning coffee cocktail!

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