Trubble started with a brew kit in a carport. Chad would churn out beers on the weekends. No one complained. The beer was good and it was a good time hanging and talking out in “the brew cave.” Keli sometimes joined in, or made food to take to hungry brewers. She had her passions too – farmers that focused on sustainable farming. Food that was made from scratch, was wholesome and delicious.
They kept it going. Chad kept adding to his brewing knowledge and wanted to keep going. Keli had been working successfully in the medical field but felt her passion waning. The beer was good. The timing was right. They took the plunge and decided to start a microbrewery – Trubble Brewing.
A year later, a building and some potential partners were identified. Both fell through. Then came along a historic building. It was a little rough inside and out but it had the right feel. It was 2725 Broadway in Fort Wayne
. Although they had only a portion of the money they thought they’d need, a lease was signed in October 2014. Chad’s background was in engineering and construction and he could do most of the work. Somehow, they would make it happen.
And they did. In November 2015, the doors opened to a small but passionate group of followers and employees. Two years later, Trubble has brought on other troublemakers. Its gone through two expansions, a growing beer list and an ever-evolving menu. And Trubble Brewing is looking toward the biggest expansion yet, an additional location focused on production.
What will the following years bring? Now is just the beginning.