Category Archives: Craft beer

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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Things to do in Griffith Indiana

New Vintage Market Opens in Griffith Indiana      Flying around looking for someplace new? A place to dip in your wings while hunting for that something unique?  Come roost for a while at the Empty Nest Market, an emporium of collated artisans.  Hatched August 1, 2020 in downtown Griffith by 2 friends, Melissa Whiting  &…

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Three Floyds Brewery – Munster

by David Wichlinski Three Floyds Brewing (Munster)     If you’re taking into account longevity in the Region micro brewing game, you’ll find this Munster brewery at the very top. Now in year 17 of operation, what really sets Three Floyds Brewing as the ‘Alpha King’ in Northwest Indiana is the wide variety and unmatched individuality that is…

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Crown Point Corn Roast

    It’s time again for the annual Crown Point Corn Roast. Corn is king of the two-day event. The hours will be 4pm-11pm on Friday night the event will continues on Saturday from Noon-11pm, the beer garden will open at 4pm both days.      Attendees also can enjoy the park’s splash pad, games and…

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Whiting’s NYE Pierogi Drop Returns

It is back again by popular demand!  The Whiting Knights of Columbus present the third Annual Whiting/Robertsdale Pierogi Drop – New Year’s Eve Party.       The Whiting Knights of Columbus present the Fourth Annual Pierogi Drop – New Year’s Eve Party.  Atchison Avenue and 119th Street will be closed in front of K of…

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