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Brewery & Winery Blog

The craft beer craze has arrived in LaPorte County. From malty stouts to tart pale ales, local brewers fine-tune each recipe. Today, LaPorte County has more operational breweries than ever. Most of these breweries are locally owned and operated using local ingredients. Come for a visit and get to know the artisans behind our favorite brews.

Back Road Brewery, LaPorte

Back Road Brewery, opened 1966, is LaPorte’s first production craft brewery. Tour the eclectic, industrial atmosphere while sipping on a sample. Their brews are only distributed regionally, so be sure to take home bottles of your favorite beer – or go all out with a draft keg.

Burn ‘Em Brewing, Michigan City

Check out this unapologetic brewery that first opened its doors in 2013. With walls plastered with art, a food menu of bar favorites and a beer list busting at the seams, the best way to experience it is to just dive in.


Shoreline Brewery & Restaurant, Michigan City

This award-winning brewery always has 12 different beers on tap. If you can’t decide, order a flight. The all fresh food menu has a dish that complements whichever beer (or beers) you choose.

Zorn Brew Works, Michigan City

The story begins in 1871 when Bavarian immigrant, Philip Zorn Jr., started opened the Zorn Brewing Company. It eventually closed, but was given new life over 140 years later. Come discover the all-new selection of expertly crafted beer and stop by for lunch or one of their nightly parties.


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Shady Creek Winery, Michigan City

If lagers and porters aren’t your style, Shady Creek Winery in Michigan City will have what you are looking for. Taste their best vintages with the perfect plate pairing. How does a chardonel, baked brie with ice wine sauce and warm, crusty bread by a cozy fireplace sound?

The Brewery Lodge, Michigan City

Once you taste these delicious brews and wines, you’re going to need stay awhile. The recently opened Brewery Lodge is a 14-suite boutique hotel located on a beautiful 31-acre wooded tract filled with streams, ponds and wildlife and is the perfect setting for a relaxing yet fun brewery/winery tour getaway.

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