New Paradigm Brewing Co. to begin pouring its own brews next week

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By: J.C. Lee
jclee@flavor574.com

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Editor’s note: The original version of this article included the wrong date for when New Paradigm will start selling its own beer. We apologize for the error.

It’s official — New Paradigm Brewing Co. will begin selling its own beers Thursday, June 18, with a launch party at the bar at 600 S. Main St. in downtown Elkhart.

There will be a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 5 p.m. where representatives from the Greater Elkhart Chamber of Commerce and mug club members will be the first to get a taste of the brewery’s beers. The public can purchase a glass or snifter for themselves starting at 7 p.m.

New Paradigm Brewing Co. decided to start off with five beers instead of three as co-owner Brandon Stanley originally told Flavor 574 in April

There’s the Three Dog Bite, a Belgian tripel; the Big Hopbowski, a grapefruit IPA; and the Black Mamba, a black IPA. The brewery will also serve up a German-style whitbier and an as-yet-unnamed Belgian bitter beer.

What’s unique about the Three Dog Bite is that it’ll be made using Horehound candy instead of Belgian rock candy sugar, a core ingredient. This will give the brew a herbal flavor, Stanley said.

The downtown Elkhart bar received its brewing permit in April — a process which has taken over a year.

Stanley and his partners, Bob Newman, Josh Hibshman and Scott Gruver, sought the permit about a month after they opened up New Paradigm Brewing Co. in November 2013. The government shutdown in 2014, however, put the brakes on those plans.

Still, the brewers have given the public a taste of their brews before at tasting events around Michiana, from City-Wide Liquors to Chalet Party Shoppe. What makes this Thursday’s event special is that New Paradigm Brewing Co. can begin selling its own beers at the bar.

New Paradigm is downtown Elkhart’s second homegrown brewery, joining Iechyd Da Brewing Company, which has been around since June 2012 on the other end of Main Street.

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