Bold Brews, Perfect Pizza, Fantastic Finishes
For Savor Fort Wayne, I took the opportunity to get to Mad Anthony's Brewing Company for their deep dish pizza and handcrafted brews. While I was there, I realized why Mad Anthony's has been a staple in the area for several generations. The food and beer are always top-notch and service is consistently good.
Mad Anthony's has a selection of lagers, stouts, ales, porters, and more. One of my favorites, the Auburn Lager, won a gold medal in 2015 at the Great American Beer Festival competition. Not ones to let their selections get stale, Mad Anthony's brews seasonal beers too. This winter, the Snow Plowed Winter Ale is on tap.
On this occasion, I ventured into new territory and ordered a Session IPA. Stepping up to the occasion and deciding to savor, I smelled my IPA before taking the first sip. I let the effervescence of citrus and floral greet me. It was refreshing and had a clean, crisp finish. My husband ordered a black IPA, which had a dark chocolate smell, a roasty taste, and a smooth finish. That final smoothness of the black is thanks to Mad Anthony's special nitrogen tap.
Mad Anthony's is one of the few places around the Fort that you can find Chicago-style pizza. Be prepared to wait, as it takes 30-40 minutes to cook. But, as my seven-year-old pizza fanatic can attest, "It's worth the wait." Mad Anthony's has several gourmet pizzas on the menu (jambalaya and the Lagasse), but we didn't order anything fancy, just your standard pepperoni with black olives. The ingredients were fresh, but the crispy, deep crust is what brings me back.
I'm usually too full to order dessert, but being part of the Savor package, we ordered slices of turtle and dulce de leche cheesecake. Both options were creamy, rich, and as good as what you would find at a bakery. Definitely, a pleasant surprise to find well-done desserts at a brewpub.
This was my maiden Savor Fort Wayne voyage, but I'll be back next year. I love to eat out and the savings are an extra motivation. Getting two beers, an appetizer, medium pizza, and two desserts for $30 bucks is a steal. Savor is a great way to adventure into new restaurants and hit up old favorites.