queenholly (42) South Whitley, Indiana | September 30, 2012| Updated March 11, 2013
Atmosphere was a little dingy and dated. The place could use a little updating. Their other locations are much nicer than their main brewery. Food is standard pub fare. Beer is solid, but I’d really like to see these folks step up and show us what they’re capable of. With the closest Indiana brewery being about 80 miles away, I think lack of competition may have made these guys a little too laid back. If you’re rating one of their one-off brews, it’s a good idea to grill the staff to find the proper beer name. They’re rather sloppy with their names, and very often write it on the board by it’s style, and not it’s name (ie. once rated their barleywine, which staff told me was called American Style, turned out it was really called Old Crippled Bastard). I visit this place frequently, and my general impression is the brewers don’t communicate much about the beer to the staff, and from bartender to bartender, I’ll get completely different information about the beer.
First off, big thank you to Rose, our bartender...friendly, knowledgable...a really wonderful lady.....she even tried to arrange a special tour for me, but with only a lunchtime staff, couldn’t spare a guide.
Warm, open, friendly decor.....the rest of the staff were great...
Food is top notch, nicely priced and service is prompt.
The pints tried were all well above average......fresh, well poured and damn tasty.
I definitely expect return visits in the future, and I hope I can get back soon......
Just a wonderful spot.
This place has kind of an old-timey diner feel. Pleasant live acoustic band was playing on this Saturday night, a little patio is available too. The bartender was great. It probably helped that there were only four patrons at the bar. Beer selection has a little bit of everything including a smoked amber ale which I enjoyed. The food menu is standard pub grub. My cheesesteak was tasty. Definitely worth a stop for some local brew.
My brother brought me here while I was visiting Fort Wayne and I was very glad. The beers were all very well produced and the taps had a wide range to meet everyone’s need. The service was spot on and my waitress knew a lot about the beer with history to back it up. I recommend a stop if your in the area.
VRBJG (11) Fort Wayne, Indiana | November 30, 2011
I like this place a lunch stop. Great sandwiches. The beer is good...with the potential to be great. Variety of MA beers on tap is good. Grab a growler on Sunday. (stupid Indiana blue laws)
Its a really chill place to just go and have a beer with friends. And the food is pretty good too. The in-house beers are a hit and miss though but you can still find some you’ll really like. I recommend a raspberry mixed with a stout. and the auburn lager is a close second