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Old 01-21-2009, 01:44 PM   #1
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Default Good beer in South Bend, IN

Any northern Indianans out there know a place to get good beer in South Bend? I've been a handful of times and have struck out.

Help appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 01-21-2009, 02:04 PM   #2
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My Great Lakes Brewing Guide shows a Mishawaka Brewing (brewpub/microbrewery). The location is 3703 Main Street, Mishawaka, IN -- 574-256-9993 (Mishawaka is right next to SB). But have not been there.

Not too far away in Michigan City is Shoreline Brewery which I have visited and enjoyed very much. It is just a few blocks from Blue Chip Casino.

A bit further away, but if you are in that neck of the woods, you should consider a pilgrimage to 3 Floyd's Brewing in Munster, a brewpub/microbrewery renowned for its creative/big beers.

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Old 01-21-2009, 02:08 PM   #3
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Index, Mishawaka Brewing Company, Four Horsemen Irish Red Ale, INDIAna Pale Ale Beer, Lake Effect Pale Ale Beer, Founder's Stout Ale Beer, Mishawaka Kolsch Ale, Wall Street Wheat Ale Beer, Raspberry Wheat Ale Beer, Hop Head Ale, Seven Mules Ale, Lazy

http://www.shorelinebrewery.com/

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One more thought, you would also be about an hour from Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo, Michigan, another renowned microbrewer. Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Thanks BooneDocks. I might try Mishawaka. I will be working all day Friday and then working at night Saturday. So all I really have is Friday night free. Unfortunately, that kills any pilgrimmages.

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If you get a chance later on try the Livery in Benton Harbor, it's a good brewpub.

Sadly I moved away from the area but the Livery was great...good beer selection (the brewer liked to make big bocks but there was a variety of beers, they had an AMAZING American Brown in the winter), nice atmosphere, run by a bunch of old hippies who like to talk about the time they saw Jefferson Starship...

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Well I'm sure this is a little late but maybe it can help next time. There is a place right on the ND campus called Legends of Notre Dame which can sometimes have decent beer on tap. Another is in downtown South Bend Fiddler's Hearth - Your Local in South Bend Indiana and they have a good selection and better atmosphere than Legends. There is also a Granite City chain brewery in Mishawaka 3 miles from ND and a newly opened Mad Anthony's brewpub in Elkhart which is about 20 miles east of SB.

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A little late, but thanks still. I did hit up Fiddler's Hearth and it was very good. Bells Hopslam followed by Chimay Triple. Salvaged an otherwise terrible night.

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