In 1998, after three years of planning, Todd Grantham and Blaine Stuckey, old friends with similar interests decided to turn passion into vocation. Grantham had been brewing for more than half a decade while Stuckey had been piling up restaurant experience. When they teamed up with menu guru Jeff Neels, director of restaurant operations, in 1999, the trio had all the pieces to create a truly unique brewing/dining experience.
Together they bought Fort Wayne’s Munchie Emporium with the goal of creating a brew house. These days, Mad Anthony will brew more than 2,500 barrels of beer annually from the tanks located on-site.
From the very beginning, Mad Anthony was anything but normal. Steeped in the fun-loving tradition that had been established at the corner of Broadway and Taylor the city’s first microbrews were welcomed by friends, customers, and beer lovers throughout northern Indiana.
From Olde Fort Blonde Lager to ‘Ol Woody Pale Ale to seasonals like Summer Daze and Snowplowed Winter Ale, Mad Anthony is known for having something on tap for every beer lover.
When coupled with signature tastes like the Politician Pizza or Scooby Snacks, the stage was set for customers that came away satisfied by more than the beer.
Today, Mad Anthony boasts four locations in downtown Indiana settings. All are places where good friends can come together over great food, and of course, satisfying, locally-brewed beer.