December 8, 2021
MISHAWAKA, IN – Sun King Brewery & Spirits will open a tap room and food hall at Flaherty & Collins Properties downtown Mishawaka development, The Mill at Ironworks Plaza.
The Indianapolis-based brewery, known for its award-winning beers, announced plans this week to open a 5,000-square foot, family-friendly tap room on the northeastern side of The Mill at Ironworks Plaza, next to Jack’s Donuts and near Beutter Park. Sun King Brewery anticipates opening the location by Summer 2022.
“This is a tremendous amenity for Mishawaka and The Mill at Ironworks Plaza community,” said Brian Prince, Vice President of Development and lead project developer. “And it just further completes the vision the project team had with this site several years ago. It is truly a perfect example of public-private partnerships across the board, with a multi-faceted approach. We’re excited to welcome Sun King to The Mill family.”
The tap room will feature Sun King’s core, seasonal, specialty, barrel-aged and sour beers, with carry-out cans, growlers and kegs also available for purchase. The location will also have a food hall-style restaurant with smash burgers from One Trick Pony and tacos from Cholita, both of central Indiana. The concept is through a partnership with Indianapolis-restaurateur Neal Brown and his company, Howe and Brown Hospitality Group, which currently operates the restaurant concepts in Sun King’s Fishers location.
The City of Mishawaka, Indiana built a Biergarten, ice skating ribbon and rink and soon-to-be event center in Beutter Park, adjacent to The Mill at Ironworks Plaza, right along the St. Joseph River, which will have a wide variety of events, festivals, concerts, farmer’s markets and more.
“I grew up in neighboring South Bend, and my family and friends from the area have been asking me for years when Sun King will open a location in Northern Indiana,” said Dave Colt, Sun King co-founder and owner. “We are excited to expand access to our delicious beers to our great fans up north and to be a part of the Mishawaka community and The Mill at Ironworks Plaza.”
The Mill at Ironworks Plaza, completed in 2019, is a mixed-use development that includes 232 luxury apartment homes with 13,000 square feet of retail space.