By Chris Bavender
Greg and Jackie Dikos only lived in Seattle for a year, but the town left a huge impression.
“It’s a great brewing town with neighborhoods that have a lot of different little elements and camaraderie. You could go from neighborhood to neighborhood and try a different brewery - the craft beer out there is amazing,” Jackie said. “And we always felt like we were having really great food with the beer - it’s just a whole different element we weren’t used to.”
Back in Indiana, the couple - he’s an orthopedic surgeon and longtime home brewer, and she’s a sports dietician with a passion for healthy eating - talked about creating something similar.
“Two to three years ago we started formulating a plan and moving forward with the process,” Jackie said.
That plan came to fruition in early October when Field Brewing opened at 303 E. Main St. in Westfield.
“I feel there are a lot of little pieces of Greg and I laced throughout the brewery. It’s the opposite of what many Midwest breweries are,” she said. “Ours is meant to be light and bright and we believe in bringing the outdoors in so there are windows all around. We try to be different but still approachable and the place you want to hang out.”
Because the building is new, Jackie said they wanted to avoid the “too fresh and spanking new” feel.