Westfield, IN– Recognized for its rapid growth in population and the success of Grand Park, Westfield is also establishing a unique reputation for itself in an unexpected way: as home to breweries and wineries.
Grand Junction Brewing Co. was the city’s first brewery, opening in 2014 in a former hardware store in Westfield’s downtown. Grand Junction quickly gained traction and in just a few short years has added a 10,000 square foot taproom and production facility on 181st Street near Grand Park.
“At this location, you will find a vast selection of incredible, hand-crafted brews to satisfy any palate in a fun, industrial atmosphere,” said Grand Junction Brewing owner Jon Knight. “There is an outdoor patio conveniently located off the Monon to enjoy those lovely Indiana nights, award-winning craft beer, corn hole, darts, arcade games and even Brew Yoga Happy Hour on Friday evenings. How could you not have a great time?”
Westfield recently welcomed a second brewing company when Field Brewing began construction on a 5,537 square foot facility at the intersection of Main and Cherry streets. The brewery will initially produce four flagship beers, and will produce two limited-release, seasonal products on a rotating schedule. The brewery will utilize a “farm to bottle” strategy, employing Indiana-grown malts and hops.
Field will offer a casual dining experience with indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a broad range of menu items featuring farm-to-table cuisine.
“We are excited about the Westfield community and its growth,” Field owners Greg and Jackie Dikos said. “With the city’s commitment to the development of the downtown area, this is the perfect location to execute our vision of a neighborhood brewery.”
For non-beer drinkers, Westfield recently added its very first winery. Urban Vines opened its facility last month on 161st Street and has already seen heavy traffic. Noah Herron, the winery’s owner, credits the location near the Monon and other trail connections for that, saying those connections make it easy for people to walk or ride bikes to the winery.
“Westfield is one of the fastest growing cities in Indiana. We wanted a location where our winery can grow with the community,” Herron said.
To stay up-to-date on other new businesses and events coming to Westfield, visit www.westfieldwelcome.com.