3 Floyds Brewpub
Location: 9750 Indiana Parkway, Munster
Perhaps it should come as no surprise that the brewery rated among the top ten in the world by the influential website RateBeer would again be voted the Best of the Region by local beer lovers as well—NWI patrons have known for decades that the now-iconic Munster institution was something special all along.
With its trademark heavy metal attitude, growing roster of signature beers (including year-round standards like Gumballhead and seasonal favorites such as Munsterfest), uber-popular brewpub, crowded brewery tours and, of course, the legendary annual Dark Lord Day celebration, 3 Floyds has long established itself as one of the founding fathers and bedrock brands of the runaway craft beer movement.
Location: 211 S. East St., Crown Point
18th Street Brewery
Locations: 5725 Miller Ave., Gary; 5417 Oakley Ave., Hammond
Phone: 219-939-8802 (Gary), 219-803-0820 (Hammond)