Grand Rapids Own Founders Brewing Company Voted #1!

Full article here at The Daily Meal


Founders set out to make “complex, in-your-face ales, with huge aromatics, bigger body, and tons of flavor” — and they’ve done just that. ‘Founders Brewing embodies the excellent quality that has helped place Michigan among the best states for craft beer. Its Centennial IPA and Porter are among the best beers I have ever tried in their respective categories. Founders can barely keep up with demand for its products and its mind- blowing brews continue to attract legions of new fans, many of whom cannot believe the excellence of Founders beer when they try it for the first time,’ Bryan Carey ofGreat Beer Now tells us. The founders, Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers, say their beer is for the renegades and rebels who enjoy a beer that ‘pushes the limits,’ but Founders has earned huge fans for their stand-out brews all over the map. ‘This brewery is so, so solid. Their porter is a favorite: rich and velvety, with roasted hazelnut and unsweetened chocolate flavors.’ Maggie Hoffman, Senior Editor at Serious Eats, explains. And the beer alone isn’t all that makes this brewery great. According to Kelli Williams of Momma Needs a Beer, the brewery experience is just as good. ‘Founders is one of those rare gems that lives up to the hype; from KBS to newer offerings like the single-hopped Mosaic Promise, the beer is consistent and solid,’ she says. ‘But what I truly adore about the brewery, even as it continues to grow beyond everyone’s wildest dreams is that, as a local, I can walk into Founders Taproom alone, or with my family or friends, and still feel like a local.'”