Figure 8 Brewing was unfortunately unraveled, but craft brewing is knot over at that spot in downtown Valparaiso.
Blockhead Beerworks, the in-house brewery of the restaurant group behind Tomato Bar and Ricochet Tacos, took over the former Figure 8 space at 150 Washington St. on the courthouse square, where it serves a variety of craft beers and Asian fusion food as well as sushi rolls.
The menu includes short rib potstickers, Korean BBQ fries, cali rolls and other specialty sushi rolls, steam buns, fried rice, drunken noodles, pork belly and "pho realsies." Drinks include craft beer that has been offered at Tomato Bar for years, as well as beers from other breweries, both based in Northwest Indiana and greater Chicagoland, like Windmill, Devil's Trumpet, Burn 'Em, New Oberpfalz, War Pigs, Lagunitas and Half Acre.
Blockhead also serves saki, including the Rihaku Wandering Poet with "notes of banana and ripe honeydew with a clean, crisp acidity that highlights its light-to-medium body."
In addition to craft beers, Blockhead Beerworks offers craft cocktails like the Lost Lego with Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, Hard Truth Toasted Coconut Rum, palm sugar simple syrup, lime juice and ginger beer, and the Dragonglass, with Cardinal Spirits Pride Vodka, lychee, fresh ginger, jasmine tea and barkeep organic apple bitters.
Blockhead Beerworks is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
For more information, visit blockheadbeer.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 219-707-5749.