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Tickets on sale to Crown Beer Fest

A variety of beers and other beverages will be available at Crown Beer Fest on June 16, 2018. Tickets are now on sale.

John J. Watkins, The Times

Tickets are now on sale for Crown Brewing’s ninth annual Crown Beer Fest, one of Northwest Indiana’s earliest and largest craft beer festivals.

Festivalgoers will be able to sample craft beer from more than 50 breweries, including many local favorites, at the festival June 16 at Lake County Fairgrounds in Crown Point.

Locally, Bulldog Brewing Co, Three Floyds, Shoreline Brewing, Goose Island, Burnt City Brewing, Revolution Brewing, One Trick Pony, Byway Brewing, 18th Street Brewery, Windmill Brewing, Figure Eight Brewing, Ironwood Brewing Co. and other area breweries all will take part.

The craft festival also will have unlimited food tasting from 12 local restaurants and many regional brewers from across the Midwest, such as Flat 12 Bierwerks, Destihl Brewery, Shorts Brewing Co., Sun King Brewery, Triton Brewing Co., Upland Brewing Co. and New Holland Brewing.

Tickets are $45 and include unlimited beer and food from 2:30 to 6 p.m., a tasting glass and live music. Designated driver tickets are $30, and cover everything except for unlimited soda in lieu of beer.

VIP tickets run for $85, and let holders get in an hour before the general public.

For more information, find tickets online at etix.com or purchase them at Crown Brewing, 211 S. East St., in Crown Point.

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Joseph S. Pete is a Lisagor Award-winning business reporter who covers steel, industry, unions, the ports, retail, banking and more. The Indiana University grad has been with The Times since 2013 and blogs about craft beer, culture and the military.