Evil Czech Brewery out of Culver, Indiana has finally opened their much-awaited second location in Mishawaka, much to the delight of area residents. The brewery and gastropub, located in the old Mishawaka Brew Company building, has been feeding food and great original beers to customers since about mid-March.
The new brewpub is something that Mishawaka needed: a down-to-earth, locally-sourced bar with food that is normally hard to find in the area. The icing on the cake is the fact that they expanded their hours to include lunch service starting April 1.
Evil Czech has been receiving quite a bit of attention from both traditional and social media—their brand new Facebook page for the Mishawaka location has already garnered over 1,000 likes in less than a week.
A look inside Evil Czech Brewery reveals rustic décor with a polished, put-together finish. The restaurant is kid-friendly, but patrons can also visit the bar area for a special brew.
EvilCzechBrewery.com offers an extensive list of their current seasonal and year-round beers available.
Year round they’ve got a brew for every beer palate, from the pales to the “evil” darker beers. Chucky, an imperial IPA, features citrus qualities and caramel notes. Another IPA, Dracula’s Bite, is a little different: it’s a black IPA, and Evil Czech says you’ve never tried anything like it before. John the One-Eyed, a Belgian dubbel Ale, is brewed with raisins. There’s also Gypsy, a Chamomile American Wheat, which uses an Egyptian Chamomile for its brewing process. Lucky Dog, an American Pale Ale, promises citrus notes reminiscent of grapefruit. Evil Czech’s year-round brown ale, Rooster, delivers a smooth taste with hints of nuttiness and toffee. Rounding out the dark year-round brews, Voodoo, a vanilla rye porter, highlights Madagascar vanilla beans and is accented with cocoa and bourbon.
The seasonal brews listed are 7 AM, an oatmeal milk stout, Blonde Czich, a blonde ale, Bobblehead, an American wheat, Golem, an American amber, Menage a Trois, a Belgian trippel, Rasta’s Smokey Esspress, a bold coffee stout, and a white IPA, White Reaper.
The menu is as diverse as its beer selection. With many locally-sourced ingredients, those hungry for something a bit different can feel good about what they’re eating. The menu is extensive and has something for every appetite. Featured are a load of appetizers, including hop-infused parmesan popcorn and Scottish eggs with chorizo and adobo aioli.
The salads have almost every topping imaginable (from tomatoes and cucumbers to truffle oil and fried kale) and are served in a wood-stone pizza crust bread bowl. Also available are four different kinds of tacos and five varieties of mac and cheese.
The menu also boasts several sandwiches, burgers, pizza, ribs and desserts. “Adult” milkshakes that include alcohol are forthcoming.
It might be impossible to try everything here, even if you’re a regular. To experience something more eclectic than your average Michiana bar and food establishment, try this place. With so many things to choose from in a large, newly-decorated and updated space, Evil Czech is sure to become a staple of Mishawaka and South Bend-area dinng.