Category Archives: Craft beer

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New Brewery Opens in Hammond, Indiana

     Byway Brewing, the region’s newest brewery and restaurant  opens  Saturday, Feb 13, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. The concept of Byway Brewery started in the late 90’s when Dave Toth and Tom Duszynski started brewing beer for fun. Toth and Duszynski spent the next 10 years crafting some of their favorite ales. “It was time…

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18th Street Brewery

     18th Street Brewery is one of the largest breweries in northwest Indiana and was named as the #1 Best Brewpub by USAToday’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2019.      Their 32,000 square foot location houses a taproom, production, packaging, barrel program, and a full-service kitchen.      It’s the perfect place to stop in…

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Shelf Ice Brew Fest Coming to Michigan City

The 5th annual Shelf Ice Brewfest will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2022 from 1- 5pm, (VIP entry at noon), located outdoors on Franklin Street between 6th and 8th Streets to highlight the best brew masters in the Great Lakes Area. Craft brewers from Indiana, Michigan, and beyond will be pouring their delicious concoctions…

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Experience Steve’s Lounge in Hegewisch

    Located in an almost forgotten corner of southeast Chicago, in the quaint and historic neighborhood of Hegewisch is an isolated blue collar community boarded by Lake Calumet, railroad tracks and the Ford assembly plant you’ll find Steve’s Lounge. It is in this almost ideal “classic tavern” environment that one can find.   To experience a…

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McGinnis Pub treats Local Patrons

     It’s St. Patrick’s Day  every day at McGinnis Irish Pub in Michigan City, Indiana. You’ll find a authentic Irish food with corned beef and cabbage and all the fixins.    It’s not too often you’ll find some vegetarian friendly items at an Irish pub – like an veggie burger or a burger with…

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Yats Cajun Restaurant Opens In Valparaiso

       Yats is a local Cajun Creole restaurant recently opened in Valparaiso, Indiana. Yats’ food is New Orleans inspired stews and sauces that are deeply satisfying and served over a bed of rice with Cajun buttered bread. Their food is New Orleans inspired sauces that are deeply satisfying with a touch of spice.     …

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Wildrose Brewing in Griffith

Four region dudes and a chick all started home brewing together on their block in Schererville, Indiana – Wildrose Lane. After winning several awards, and various comments from tasters, they realized that their home brewed Craft Beer was as good if not better than many crafter beers on the market. After much planning the five…

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St. John Malt Brothers Serving Congress

Saint John Malt Brothers Craft Brewery, will be pouring 3 of their beers for a private tasting at the US capitol in Washington DC on December 9th 2015. Malt Brothers will be sending 2 of the partners, James Estry (President) and Dan Cox (Vice President) to pour at a private event for members of congress…

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Northwest Indiana Breweries

For Area Craft Beer Festivals, CLICK HERE! Northwest Indiana Craft Beer Spots to Check out by David Wichlinski      Many of Northwest Indiana residents might be seeing a trend upwards in the micro-brewery output in the Region. This rise in business can be attributed to an influx of trendy microbreweries popping up all over Lake,…

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