New Oberpfalz Brewing: Griffith, Indiana
When it first opened and I heard that New Oberpfalz was designed to be somewhat of a German-style beer hall, I couldn't wait to check it out. Rather than small square tables that seat 4, the tables are long and accommodate several people and encourage mingling and fellowship. Call me weird, but I'm one of those people who doesn't really have a problem string up conversation with strangers so the whole idea of it sounded fun.
When we first visited, we enjoyed the fun atmosphere, but also were also impressed by the beer selection and I really liked each one I tried. I love to get smaller portions and sample a few. It's been a little while since I was in there and on the last visit the food options were limited to simple snacks. When interviewing owner Dan Lehnerer for an article I was writing over the summer on the beer scene in Griffith (yes, New Oberpfalz is one of three craft breweries in the community) he talked about how he now employs a highly-educated professional chef and elevated food options are available whether you're looking for an appetizer to munch on while you sip or a full meal to accompany your brew. Looking forward to heading back to check out the menu, as well.
121 E. Main Street