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Popular Zionsville eatery brings smokehouse to Carmel brewery

Patrick's Kitchen is now serving smokehouse favorites at Danny Boy Brewing Co.


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The best of two worlds just united across town from Zionsville to Carmel. Patrick’s Kitchen and Drinks opened an extension — Patrick’s Smokehouse Kitchen at Danny Boy Beer Works, 12702 Meeting House Road in the Village of West Clay.

The email` from Patrick Mullens and Beth Dickerson announced, “We have great news. Patrick's dream #2 comes true — Patrick's Smokehouse Kitchen is a reality. We are partnering with Danny Boy Beer Works . . . they've got the beer, we've got the smoke!"

“Patrick is smoking briskets, pork shoulders and ribs inside Danny Boy Beer Works. The menu also features appetizers and small plates from Patrick's in Zionsville, and soon will be expanded to offer even more variety. The Smokehouse Kitchen is open Tuesday-Thursday from 4-9 p.m., and Friday-Sunday from 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
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“Fresh, smoked barbecue will pair nicely with the fresh craft beers brewed by Danny Boy Beer Works as we welcome Patrick's BBQ to our kitchen,” posted Danny Boy owner Kevin Paul. “Diners will now be able to feast on a variety of dishes prepared by Patrick Mullen and Beth Dickerson — everything from pulled pork nachos to baby back ribs, smokehouse cheddar burgers to soups, salads and a kids menu.”

Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks continues at 175 S. Main St. in Zionsville, serving a rotating menu of Indiana craft beers on tap, cans and bottles, including Danny Boy. Patrick Mullens opened Patrick’s Kitchen following a stint with Lennie’s and Bloomington Brewing Company. From the outset, over a dozen years ago, his beer list offered Indiana craft beer with monthly tastings long before that activity became a standard. 

More Expansions in Progress
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Meanwhile, Noble Order has expanded from its home location in Richmond to create a bar and brewery with a cozy patio at 98 S. Main St. in Zionsville. Pet friendly [puppy treats are baked from spent grains], with live music, and Thursday ‘Comedy Open Mic Night’ starting at 8 p.m., Noble Order Zionsville has already set itself up as a destination place according to Facebook comments. They’re at home enough to have held their first trivia night, ‘Blues Clues,’ on June 10. They’re already involved with civic and philanthropic events, including Brick Street Marketplace. 

Stopping in at Broad Ripple Brewpub on June 8, we caught up with Brad Brookbank, former assistant brewer and now brewery representative for 450 North Brewing Company & Brix Haus Restaurant in Columbus, Ind. The distinction is the setting on a 200-acre heritage family farm going back 176 years, with handcrafted beer (450 North), wine (Simmons) and hard cider (Gnarly Grove) along with a working farm occupying all family members and a staff that feels like family, according to Brad. Simmons Winery opened June 1, 2000; 450 North Brewery opened 2012, followed by the cider works.

On the heels of a recent makeover at the E. County Road 450 N. location, the Simmons family is expanding to Shelbyville with a brewery and restaurant along the riverfront. Expect a Fall opening in Shelbyville accompanied by a first-of-its-kind craft beer themed Corn Maze Festival on October 1 at David and Brenda Simmons’ family farm in Columbus.

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While at the Brew Pub, NUVO colleagues Katelyn and Casey joined the conversation and the beer drinking. We shared and sampled BRBP brewer Jonathon Mullens’ I Got Rye On It, served on cask for a smooth, spicy, crisp taste, as well as the all-around favorite Tart Lizzie and a new experience with Sybilla Single Hop Pale Ale. Hailing from Poland, Sybilla is a hop to follow—its initial herbal, crisp, citrus nose and taste opens to a tinge of pepper and a tang cloves as it warms. ‘A conversation hop,” concluded Brad.


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