“You pick which golf course you would
like to play—digitally— and play amongst
the group in an enclosed/private space,”
A more active golf experience can be
arranged at one of three different disc golf
courses in the South Bend/Mishawaka area.
Planners are encouraged to work with
Visit South Bend/Mishawaka and the local
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8 Golf Courses
There is arguably nothing better than beer to complement a sporting outing. Whether the group is cheering on the sidelines or getting in on the game, there are plenty of
local microbrews in Northern Indiana where attendees can grab a cold one after play.
In South Bend is South Bend Brew Werks
( www.southbendbrewwerks.com), which according
to Meghan Huff, sports sales manager for Visit
South Bend/Mishawaka, is a quaint, recently
opened brewery that accommodates groups of
varying sizes for tastings and meal functions.
House brews here include 9 Aye, a black IPA;
Colonel Eddy, an oatmeal stout; and 1865, an
amber ale. The brewpub menu features everything from a loaf of rye bread served with butter
to specialty pasta dishes made with house-made
The Fort Wayne-based Summit City Brewerks
( www.summitcitybrewerks.com) is quickly becoming the go-to brewery near downtown, as it features about 40 beers on tap in a fun environment.
“Fort Wayne is starting to feel the brewery
trend,” says John Felts, marketing and communica-
tions specialist at Visit Fort Wayne, citing two new
entrants opening this year: Trubble Brewing (www.
trubblebrewing.com) and Olde School Brauhaus
With several locations in Northeast Indiana,
including in Fort Wayne, Mad Anthony Brewing
Company ( www.madbrew.com) has become a
Mad Anthony’s microbrews include Ol’ Woody
Pale Ale, Gabby Blonde Lager and Good Karma
IPA, any of which pair well with menu items such
as Scooby Snacks (a.k.a. crispy potato wedges),
dill pickle fries, jambalaya pasta and bangers
Historic downtown Lafayette is home to Lafayette Brewing Company (LBC) ( www.lafbrew.com),
which, according to Ashley Gregory, group tours and
meeting manager for Visit Lafayette–West Lafayette, is Indiana’s second-oldest operating brewery.
“It is a family restaurant offering a variety of
pub fare, and several different handcrafted ales,
lagers and sodas made on-site,” she says. “For
those who aren’t beer drinkers, their root beer
LBC has a
and often wel-
comes groups of
up to 120 people for
meal functions, and
up to 340 people for live
“LBC has become a Lafayette
tradition,” Gregory adds.
And in Muncie is Heorot Pub & Draught House
( www.theheorotpub.com), a leader in the area’s
craft beer industry for 20 years.
Heorot, which features 70 different draft taps
and more than 400 different bottle selections at
any one time, also has its own brewery, Wolves’
“Next door to Heorot’s is Valhalla, where guests
will find a fine selection of quality bourbons and
other liquors, along with a large selection of
domestic and craft beers,” says Shonda L. Kane,
marketing and sales manager for the Muncie
Homemade Brews in the Heartland
Mad Anthony Brewing,