The buzz around the lake has been brewing for some time now, that Indian Lake will be getting its first microbrewery this year. Well, the good news is that this is true. And even better news is the fact that it’s just about set to open and it’s even going to be located on an island, to boot! How cool is that, an island microbrewery at Indian Lake, dockside right on the water?
Located at Tecumseh Landing on Tecumseh island, the Paradune Brewery & Taproom is set to open the weekend of July 7. The owners and crew have been working hard to get the “Lake House” location ready. They will have Paradune specialty beers on draft, along with food trucks and more for the grand opening.
This will be the second location for the Paradune Brewing Company, with the first being in the nearby town of Belle Center. In 2017 they opened their doors as a taproom and brewery with their own hop-yard (brew farm) visible from patron bar stools! How cool and rare is that?
“The company was started as a brew farm by TJ Thomas Merrill (TJ’s father) and myself,” said Jeff Parker, one of the owner/operators. “Once we hit our water source we decided to put a Brewery on the property which is when we brought Bijan and Dominic on board,” adds Parker,
At their “Brew Farm” they grow the staple ingredients to brew beer including their own hops and barley. Their “Paradune Brewing Farm” even has its own artesian spring for producing the finest and freshest beer possible.
They strive to produce a brew that is “farm-to-table” and as natural as possible, using the finest, freshest ingredients all grown from their local farm right here in Ohio. Their goal is to brew the best beer on earth.
This new location at Indian Lake will be right on the water with dock access, sit-down taproom service and even carry-out offered.
Don’t worry though, you don’t actually need a boat to get onto this island, you can simply drive there via the causeways. Tecumseh Island is easily accessible by car. The new Indian Lake Paradune Microbrewery & Taproom is located at 10551 County Road , Hwy 286 Huntsville, Ohio.
Paradune Microbrewery at Indian Lake, lakehouse edition, dockside on the water. How cool is that?
The idea has been brewing for a while.
Now it’s finally on tap!
Ron Brohm is a regular contributor to this newspaper.