Category Archives: Craft beer

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Father’s Day 50’s Cruise In – LaPorte’s Friday Night Live

 Go back in time with us for an evening full of music, cars, food and fun! Kicking off our jam-packed summer is the very first ever Friday Night Live: 50’s Cruise In at La Stitch. Between classic cars, live music, artisan goods, amazing food vendors and a beer garden, there’s something for the whole family!…

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Pierogi Festival Is BACK in 2021

        For 27years, Pierogi Fest has delighted attendees with old favorites and lots of new changes, and this year’s festival will once again exceed attendee expectations. Once again, the festival will serve up massive amounts of food, with more than 80 food booths…one of the largest food festivals in the Midwest! The dates for 2021…

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Outdoor Dining in Northwest Indiana

      Our Comprehensive Overview of fine Northwest Indiana.  Please note, these are mostly high-end restaurant with positive reviews worth the drive, we did not include fast food places.      •  Bistro 54, 54 Main St.,  Hobart, 947-2817,, open Thur. – Sat. only, full bar, Quaint old house on the waterfront with…

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Party Like a Pirate Pub Crawl – Whiting

The Party Like a Pirate is April 10, 2021. All night fun for scallywags over 21 at the pub crawl. Practice your pirate lingo and get on your peg leg!     Release your inner pirate and join us for Party Like a Pirate Day! On Saturday, April 10, 2021 Downtown Whiting, IN will be…

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Griffith Opens Farmers Market Sept. 4th

     There’s still time to come enjoy some food, do some shopping, and listen to great music.      Bring out your lounge chairs and meet up with your family and friends.    Activities will continue on Friday, September 25th with their Annual Oktoberfest on October 3rd and 4th.      The stage will…

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Portage Brewfest Takes Place Outside

     Portage Brewfest is one of the few remaining Festivals that have not cancelled in 2020 in Portage Indiana. To keep it open, promoters continued to have the venue to be outside at the Portage Lakefront park Open Air Pavilion on Lake Michigan. The following changes have been made to keep the Special Event…

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Hunter’s Brewing – Chesterton

by David Wichlinski        If you’re looking for a more low-key and intimate nano-brewery experience, Hunter’s Brewing is the bee’s knees.   They specialize in Asian Plant-Based Dining with brags to have the ONLY 100% Plant-Based Brews in Northwest Indiana.     This unassuming Chesterton Brewery is doing some really impressive things with their beers and…

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Crown Brewing – Crown Point

by David Wichlinski      Speaking of some really neat venues to go with some quality craft beer, Crown Brewing right off the square in Crown Point fits right in the discussion. Maybe it’s a personal preference, but the bar fit snug in the middle of a big-but-not-Gary-big town square just appeals to my inner soul.…

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Shoreline Brewery -Michigan City

by David Wichlinski       Culture Trip suggests a trip to Shoreline Brewery for good no-frills food and drink. As the name suggests, it’s located on the coast of Lake Michigan so you can grab a pint of one of their home-brewed beers after walking the sandy shores. They usually have 12 brews on rotation with two…

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Local Breweries Help By Making Hand Sanitizer

     On Thursday, March 19, Michigan’s Governor Gretchen Whitmer joined with the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) in paving the way for licensed distilleries to produce ethanol-based hand sanitizer. Journeyman Distillery started bottling sanitizer that same day. “There was no question about what we would do,” said Journeyman founder, Bill Welter.     …

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