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. Get to know the artisans behind a handful of our favorite brews:
AMERICAN PALE ALE BACK
ROAD BREWERY, LA PORTE
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 locally, 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.
BELTAINE SCOTTISH ALE SHORELINE BREWERY & RESTAURANT, MICHIGAN CITY
This award-winning brewery always has12 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.
BITTER SWHEAT CHOCOLATE HEFEWEIZEN 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. Stop by for lunch or one of their nightly parties.
If you want to try them all, don’t fret. We get together three times a year to celebrate all the hoppy, bubbly goodness in La Porte County. Mark your calendars, because tickets sell out fast!
SHELF ICE BREWFEST
Saturday, February 17, 2018
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?