TRUBBLE BREWING // Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Excited doesn't begin to convey how I feel about the city's newest brewery. Trubble Brewing is Fort Wayne's most adventurous leap into the world of craft beer and food yet.

Let's be real, I might be a bit biased in this review. The gastropub is four blocks from my apartment and I look forward to crawling up the hill and back to my bed many times over the next year. I've been behind the counter with most of the staff at one point or another so walking in is like walking home.

Trubble is staffed by some of the best employees from local favorites; Bravas, JK O'Donnell's, The Deck, The Dash, and CS3. Walking in, it was like seeing all of my favorite friends and waitstaff in one place.

Secondly, the kitchen is staffed by the brilliant husband-wife team of John and Lindsay Cheesebrew aka BIRD + CLEAVER aka the Food Wizards of Fort Wayne. Their blog has been featured by Huffington Post, looks amazing, and is a seriously drool-worthy. We'll come back to the food.

Last, but certainly not least; the tap selection is on point. Featuring six taps of local and regional beer, it's a delight to see something other than the standards: PBR - Two Hearted - All Day IPA - Yum Yum - etc. Not that I don't love those beers, it's just refreshing to see beer from the incredible inventive brewing community that's blossomed in Indiana. The talented audits of Taxman Brewing (Indy!), Birdboy (Fort Wayne!), and 18th St. (Gary!)

Check out the photos below! Be sure to check out my photos at the brewery. Chad and Keli were kind enough to have my art christen the walls for the first month! Sweethearts.

 Tornado Foosball Tables or Else

Tornado Foosball Tables or Else

 Photos by yours truly.

Photos by yours truly.

 Front of house manager David Ackermann

Front of house manager David Ackermann

 Oh yes. That good good.

Oh yes. That good good.

 Jess Thrower of Either/Or with her beautiful Fender Mustang

Jess Thrower of Either/Or with her beautiful Fender Mustang

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 Seasonal Pickles and crazy delicious cheese.

Seasonal Pickles and crazy delicious cheese.

 John+Lindsay. Husband+Wife. Bowie+Slayer. Bird+Cleaver.

John+Lindsay. Husband+Wife. Bowie+Slayer. Bird+Cleaver.

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 Get Fresh Farms Kale + Panko + ???? = Delicious

Get Fresh Farms Kale + Panko + ???? = Delicious

 Fried Potato Miso Soup

Fried Potato Miso Soup

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 Shrimp Curry + Sliced Salad

Shrimp Curry + Sliced Salad

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 These were delicious. The spicy magic sauce however is off the charts delicious. It was citrusy, peppery, sweet, and very spicy. Was tempted to drink the remainder.

These were delicious. The spicy magic sauce however is off the charts delicious. It was citrusy, peppery, sweet, and very spicy. Was tempted to drink the remainder.

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DIZZYBIRD RECORDS // Pyramid Scheme - Grand Rapids, Michigan

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Last weekend Dizzybird Records celebrated their first birthday. Fort Wayne psychsters Heaven's Gateway Drug's invited me to head north with them after making breakfast for The Harlequins passed out on the couch.

Walking around Grand Rapids for a few hours was a treat. Very impressed by their downtown and honestly I wish I would have taken a few more photos.

The show itself was at The Pyramid Scheme, an incredible venue stocked with well-designed pop culture posters, pinball, and some great lighting. What followed was a night you never wanted to end with a crowd of people dancing, moving, and celebrating the music.

 

 Sunset over Grand Rapids

Sunset over Grand Rapids

 Seriously, the best venue.

Seriously, the best venue.

 Classic.

Classic.

 Not pictured: the other 18 pinball machines.

Not pictured: the other 18 pinball machines.

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 Brandon Z. of Heaven's Gateway Drugs

Brandon Z. of Heaven's Gateway Drugs

 This guy right here, he killed it all night. Eventually he had a pyramid of beer. BEST. DUDE. EVER.

This guy right here, he killed it all night. Eventually he had a pyramid of beer. BEST. DUDE. EVER.

 Heaven's Gateway Drugs

Heaven's Gateway Drugs

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 Las Rosas

Las Rosas

 Law Rosas

Law Rosas

 There was a dance contest, James was a judge.

There was a dance contest, James was a judge.

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 The Harlequins

The Harlequins

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 The Harlequins

The Harlequins

 The Harlequins

The Harlequins

 Cool Ghouls

Cool Ghouls

 Cool Ghouls

Cool Ghouls

 Cool Ghouls

Cool Ghouls

 Cool Ghouls

Cool Ghouls

 Cool Ghouls

Cool Ghouls

Be sure to check out Dizzybird Records. Along with all the bands.

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Las Rosas
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PHILMORE PHEST // Fort Wayne, Indiana

Philmore Phest went down last weekend and it was quite the party. Hosted at the Philmore on Broadway by the sonic start-up Soiree. It was amazing to watch one of my friend's dreams come to fruition.

Early this year I worked with entrepreneur Brent Drake to craft his vision for Soiree handling their branding and design. It was incredible to see what how he and his team have run with it. Hope you enjoy the photos! 

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