Huge brew pub located in an old warehouse. Pretty easy to find. Michigan City didnít look like the greatest place in the world, but it was a weekday in December. They had about a dozen of their own beers on tap the day I visited which were pretty average. Food was also okay, but not outstanding. Service was good, but the waiter didnít know a whole lot about the beers.
Pretty nice conversion of an old warehouse building. Service was spotty; food was OK but way overpriced for the quality and portion size; beer was mostly average with two standouts, the Scottish ale and the oatmeal stout. Nice enough place, but thereís no way Iím drivng right past Three Floyds ever again just to visit this place; and if Iím gonna drive 80 miles out of my way for a good pint and a good brewpub experience, Iíll head the other way toward Rockford and the Carlyle.
Easy to find location with parking lot in the back. Clean inside with new wood walls and clean bar and tables. Brewing operations behind glass behind bar. Freindly service with a selection of 9 taps. All beers above average with good selection of styles. Good food menu and the spicy calamari was a good portion and very good flavor. Enjoyed the visit and will come back when in the area.
Great place run by Sam and Benny. They have live music on a regular schedule. I would totally recommend this place for eating and drinking if youíre in the area.
Philip (64) Illinois | February 26, 2006| Updated February 27, 2006
Visited following the MI Brewerís Guild Festival for a Sunday lunch. The place was a bit hard to find (small sign), but if you look out for the salmon colored building youíll be set. You could drop the spouse off at the outlet malls down the road and head over for some good food and beer. The food was very good, I had the Reuben and my friend the Mushroom Burger on special, and both were tasty and reasonably priced. The place wasnít very crowded, so I hope theyíre doing okay businesswise. The ambiance is nice, with wood all around and clear windows behind the bar looking at the brewery fermenters. Thereís a smoking section and a seperate room for non-smoking. Guy at the bar was smoking a cigar, so apparently that is allowed. The tap list included about 10 beers such as their pale, an ipa, a spiced ale, a scottish -- that wasnít too bad, a smoked porter (solid), an oatmeal stout (probably the best) and a few others that were pretty forgettable. Again, good food with decent beer.
Visited on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, early enough that the band hadnít started yet and it was quiet enough to hear conversation. The place looks like an old warehouse or something from the outside, but the inside is very high end. Nice woodwork. There is a long bar and maybe fifteen tables. They have 5 stock beers and and a couple of seasonals. Service was passable. All I had to eat was a bowl of vegitarian chili that was pretty iffy, but BBB63 had a lamb shank that look sectacular. Judging by the way he devoured it, it tasted the same. This will be a regualar stop for me when Iím visiting the inlaws.
its so new its was hard to rate at this time......iíve known brewmaster sam and head chef trent for a long time. the 2 of them together is dangerous for my wallet.......looking forward to the 2006 summer events sam has planned.
BBB63 (146) La Porte , Indiana | September 11, 2005| Updated November 6, 2005
I went very early on Sunday so no crowd. Got to talk a lot with the help and some with brewmaster Sam. The outside is not much but the inside in clean and simple. The food menu appears to be quite good, I had a nice steak sandwich and veggie chips. The beer is all 1st runs so some tweaking is to be expected. Promising. I will go again to see what the crowd is like and to try the tuna dinner.