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Iechyd Da Brewing Company

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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

317 N Main St
Elkhart, Indiana, 46516-3034
United States

(574) 293-0506 | map

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Added by hlewis315 on 06-21-2012

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Photo of SomethingClever
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

This is a nice little place, with a Huge L shaped concrete bar and high tops with low tops mixed in and some overstuffed chairs. Went there on a Tuesday around 6:20 and could not even get in it was so packed. Got to go back on Weds around 3:00 when they opened and by 5 it was starting to get crowded. Service was excellent even after the people started flowing in to the place. The beer was ok, they had a Welsh Ale that I liked the best, their IPAs let a lot too be desired too bitter without much rein or fruit taste just malts and bitter. They had a fairly solid Porter and wasn't too crazy about their stouts. Had a pizza while we were there and it was pretty good.

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Photo of Vincenzocapone
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of Ctb6582
4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of JesusFreak67
4.73/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Desimoaj
3.88/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of kojevergas
3.19/5  rDev -25.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

Photo of JimBerry
4.74/5  rDev +10.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of INrunnerchick
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Mark_O
4.66/5  rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

My favorite local brew place. The quality of the beer and food is top notch and the prices cannot be beat.
This should be a regular stop for anyone that can make it there.
Have a pretzel, the Swansea Pizza or the Brecon Beef Sandwich along with Big Pit Porter or Breakfast Cookies Stout.

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Photo of Jaszucs
4.16/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Quentin33
4.01/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is a great addition to what was a pretty barren beer (and everything else) scene in downtown Elkhart. A nice selection of beer, most with an interesting Welsh touch, and the food is good - though, I've only had the pizza and pretzel, both winners. It's certainly filled a void, as the place has been packed every time I've been in, though not so packed I couldn't find a seat. My one complaint is that on two of the 3 times I've been there the music has been so loud that I could not literally hear what the waitress said, nor what the conversations were around me - the owner/manager/staff seem to think a bar means loud music, but that is really not (in my opinion) what the craft scene is about. It's about talking to the brewer, the guy next to you, even reading your copy of Beer Advocate or whatever. The music selection and loudness made the place as charming as a TGI Fridays - wish it weren't so.

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Photo of beavo
4.53/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of ChuckD203
4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of sbfd0534
3.95/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Cool local place that has high quality beer and good food. Negative points for lack of service since they have serve yourself AKA "order at the bar"

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Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of rasler
5/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of RichardRaeder
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of StoutIrish
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of KimDaub
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of tmclain
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of styleisking
4/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Hardcore
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of HavanaJack
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of NickyPogs
4.24/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Really enjoyed popping in to this little brewery for a quick flight of beers on my way to Michigan. The area up front had a nice casual section with a few leather couches for people to sit and relax. There were a number of tables for dinners and decent sized bar with two really nice flat screen tvs showing the World Cup game.

Yes, it was a Saturday afternoon so you expect a crowd, and while every table was full there wasn't a wait for service at all. The bartenders were really nice and friendly and the whole atmosphere was welcoming.

I sat next to a few locals at the bar and chatted over my flight of beer. The offer growlers to go and I was educated about the mug club. I liked that each of these mugs was custom made and no two were the same in size or color. I thought it offered a nice uniqueness to the standard boring mug club memberships, and each seemed to have its own personality.

I sampled 4 different beers, their 13 Black Ale and Fearless King Smoked Rye Porter were excellent. Their Revolution IPA was pretty good and their Berliner Weiss was just so-so in my opinion, but overall I was very happy with their selection and what I sampled.

This is definitely a place I'd visit again and recommend to people passing through. It's really not far off the I-80/90 highway and worth a stop.

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Photo of mvdillman
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

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Iechyd Da Brewing Company in Elkhart, IN
Brewery rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 133 ratings
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