Lennie’s and the Bloomington Brewing Co. Brewpub

Lennie’s and the Bloomington Brewing Co. Brewpub
514 E Kirkwood Avenue
Lennie’s introduced gourmet pizza to Bloomington in 1989. Lennie’s set another local landmark in 1994 with the addition of the first commercial brewery in Monroe County and the first brewpub in Southern Indiana.

Lennie’s introduced Bloomington to gourmet pizza, and back in 1989, Lennie’s menu paired great with beer, particularly imports and the new craft brews that were only beginning to become popular. It wasn’t long before the craft beer bug bit and as Lennie’s beer list grew, so did Jeff’s passion for craft beer. Prior to pursuing his Bloomington Brewing Co. brewpub project, Jeff worked closely with state legislators Mark Kruzan and Vi Simpson to reform antiquated state laws that made it illegal for a restaurant to make and sell beer on premise.  In 1994, after success at the Indiana General Assembly and extensive research and sampling breweries around the country, the Bloomington Brewing Company opened adjacent to Lennie’s. It was the first brewpub in southern Indiana.

At Lennie’s, you’ll likely find IU professors enjoying pints after class, groups catching a bite after an IU Auditorium performance, or couples enjoying a first date. Lennie’s friendly, cozy environment, and great food attract a diverse crowd. Culinary Institute of Arts (CIA) grad Chef Fred Manion keeps the kitchen steady with perennial guest favorites and innovative specials. Chef Fred is a locavore at heart; and creates some amazing charcuterie, some with pork from our own woodland hogs from Loesch Farm. Lennie’s supports local farmers and believes in sustainably sourced ingredients. We’re also proud to serve Bloomington Brewing Company’s unfiltered, artisan ales, fresh from the source.

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