Spring 2014 Guide to Wine and Beer

2014-04-30T09:30:00Z Spring 2014 Guide to Wine and Beer
April 30, 2014 9:30 am


Prime Steakhouse 109 W Joliet St, Crown Point. 219.663.7377. In a superb location on the square, the wine and cocktail lists are formidable with many selections available by the glass and a lounge area “where friends can meet for a drink.”

Holiday Liquors 13305 Morse St, Cedar Lake. 219.374.7495. A completely stocked emporium has over 1000 different wines, plus seasonal beers and microbrews and frequent specials on popular labels like Tito’s Handmade Vodka.

Nick’s Liquors, 8103 Taft St, Merrillville and 4891 US Hwy 30, Hobart. 219.945.5300. This full service store has 8 locations in NWI.

Nick’s Liquors, 236 165th St, 6838 Calumet Av, 6914 Indianapolis Blvd, 5705 Hohman Av, 4718 Calumet Av, Hammond. 219.931.9978. There are monthly beer, wine and liquor specials available at store locations.

Nick’s Liquors, 262 W Joliet St, Dyer.219.864.8830. The comprehensive website also lists new items at the stores.


18th Street Brewery, 5725 Miller Ave, Gary. 219.939.8802. Built thanks in part to a successful Kickstarter campaign, this brewery and taproom is located in the Miller Beach community of Gary and offers hand-crafted big and small beers.


Back Road Brewery, 308 Perry St, LaPorte. 219.362.7623. LaPorte's first production craft brewery is unique in the fact that it rotates in as many as forty different recipes per year and uses non-returnable Party Pigs and pub kegs for draft beer.

Bulldog Brewing Company, 1409 119th St, Whiting. 219.655.5284. A hardworking brew master and his skilled comrades brew beer with a rich flavor at this brewery hidden in the shadows of Whiting's historic industry.

Crown Brewing Co, 211 S East St, Crown Point. 219.663.4545. Founded in 2008 using the name of a large regional brewery that closed in 1916, Crown Brewing Co brews a wide variety of award-winning beers.


Figure 8 Brewing, 150 S Washington St, Valparaiso. 219.477.2000. This small craft brewery offers six different year-round beers and more than 30 seasonal beers throughout the year, all hand crafted from natural ingredients, unpasteurized for a healthier, fuller bodied beer rich with essential vitamins, flavonoids and antioxidants.

Hunter's Brewing Company, 1535 S Calumet Rd, Chesterton. 219.728.6729. This nano-brewery hand brews beers using a one-barrel system with a focus on flavor and range from the traditional to the creative.

Ironwood Brewing Company, 6 Roosevelt Rd, Valparaiso. 219.405.4644. One of Northwest Indiana's newest microbreweries offers a selection of hand-crafted brews on tap.

Shoreline Brewery & Restaurant, 208 Wabash St, Michigan City. 219.879.4677. Located just minutes from the shores of Lake Michigan, this brewery and restaurant has twelve beers on tap—including the World Beer Cup award-winning Beltain Scottish Ale and Singing Sands Oatmeal Stout.


Three Floyds Brewing Company, 9750 Indiana Pkwy, Munster. 219.922.4425. Every ale and lager at this microbrewery is brewed using sound techniques, the finest ingredients, and innovation for a taste unique to Three Floyds.


Twisted K-8 Brewing, 610 Monroe St, LaPorte. 219.669.5123. Twisted K-8 Brewing prides itself on making a great beer out of the best ingredients.




Anderson's Winery. 430 E US Hwy 6, Valparaiso. 219.464.4936. Specializing in light fruit wines produced from fruit and grapes grown in the Midwest, this winery offers a truly unique country wine experience with a bakery, fudge factory and gift shop.


Butler Winery, 401 Broadway, Chesterton. 219.929.1400. The fourth oldest operating winery in Indiana offers tastings of wines produced from grapes grown at its south central Indiana vineyard.


Shady Creek Winery, 2030 Tryon Rd, Michigan City. 219.874.9463. Situated on nearly 20 acres of grounds, this first-class facility offers custom crafted wines and features a tasting room, expansive views, comfortable patios, covered porches and more.






Bell's Brewery, The Eccentric Cafe, 355 E Kalamazoo Ave, Kalamazaoo. 269.382.2338. This regional craft brewery began in 1985 with a quest for better beer, which resulted in the brewing of more than 20 varieties of flavorful, unfiltered, quality craft beers, as well as many other small batch beers.


Greenbush Brewing Co, 5885 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer. 269.405.1076. Each day 12 beers—including main stays, seasonals, specialties, and experimental lab beers—are on tap at this cozy tasting room.


Journeyman Distillery, 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks. 269.820.2050. Visitors to this distillery, which offers handcrafted artisan spirits with a focus on whiskey, can explore the historic building and view the distillation process as it happens through the gallery windows.

The Livery, 190 5th St, Benton Harbor. 269.925.8760. Housed in a former horse stable, the Livery features 16 taps of hand-forged microbrew, two real ale taps an outdoor beer garden, free wifi and a cafe, plus regular live entertainment.


Tapistry Brewing, 4236 Lake St, Bridgman. Old world heritage meets new world ingredients at this local microbrewery that prides itself on handcrafting classic styles with a unique level of creativity, personal style and dedication.




12 Corners Vineyards and Winery, Vineyards & Winery, 1201 N Benton Center Rd, Benton Harbor. 269.927.1512; Grand Haven Tasting Room, 41 Washington Ave #144, Grand Haven. 616.414.7070; South Haven Tasting Room, 511 Phoenix St, South Haven. 269.627.1211. A small group of friends who grew up in Michigan started this vineyard on a 115-acre estate and offer tastings of their Riesling, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Chardonnay and Traminette, among others, at three separate locations.


Baroda Founders Wine Cellar, 8963 Hills Rd, Baroda. 269.426.5222. Nestled in the heart of southwest Michigan, this winery produces high-quality, award-winning wines.

Contessa Wine Cellars, 3235 Friday Rd, Coloma. 269.468.5534. Visitors can taste a vast selection of fine wines from inside this the elegant tasting room or outside on the European-style terrace overlooking the rich, green Coloma Valley at this winery.

Domaine Berrien Cellars, 398 E Lemon Creek Rd, Berrien Springs. 269.473.9463. Situated on an 80-acre farm, Domaine Berrien Cellars turns high quality grapes into high quality and offers a selection of handcrafted, estate grown and bottled wines.

Free Run Cellars, Berrien Springs Vineyard and Tasting Room, 10062 Burgoyne Rd, Berrien Springs. 269.471.1737. Union Pier Tasting Room, 9185 Union Pier Rd, Union Pier. 269.469.6885. For more than 25 years, this family-owned winery has grown and vinified grapes, offering small batch wines and spirits.


Gravity, 10220 Lauer Rd, Baroda. 269.471.WINE. This 38-acre vineyard produces about 250,000 pounds of grapes annually and offers a unique tasting experience, pairing each wine in a flight with either gourmet chocolate or cheese that can be enjoyed indoors or outdoors overlooking the lake and vineyards.


Hickory Creek Winery, 750 Browntown Rd, Buchanan. 219.422.1100. This small production winery features class, refined European-style wines made from locally grown grapes.

Karma Vista Vineyards, 6991 Ryno Rd, Colomo. 269.468.9463. Karma Vista Vineyards strives to provide a great tasting experience in a beautiful setting.

Lemon Creek Winery, Berrien Springs Tasting Room and Vineyard, 533 E Lemon Creek Rd, Berrien Springs. 269.471.1321; Grand Haven Tasting Room, 327 N Beacon Blvd, Grand Haven. 616844.1709. This family-owned and operated artisanal producer of estate grown wines—from award-winning dry red and white wines to delectable dessert wines.

Round Barn Winery, Distillery and Brewery, Baroda Tasting Room & Estate, 10983 Hills Rd, Baroda. 800.716.9463; Round Barn Brewery & Public House, 9151 First St, Baroda. 269.326.7059; Union Pier Tasting Room 9185 Union Pier Rd, Union Pier. 219.469.6885. Family-owned and operated, this winery, distillery and brewery features more than fifty different quality, hand-crafted varietals, brandies, vodka and beers.


St. Julian Winery, Paw Paw Winery, 716 S Kalamazoo St, Paw Paw. 269.657.5568; Dundee Tasting Room,700 Freedom Ct, Dundee. 734.529.3700; Frankenmouth Tasting Room, 127 S Main St, Frankenmuth. 989.652.3281; South Haven Tasting Room, 515 Williams St Units 5 & 6, South Haven. 269.767.7096; Union Pier Tasting Room, 9145 Union Pier Rd, Union Pier. 269.469.3150. For more than 92 years, the oldest and largest winery has produced award-winning products—including wine and spirits.


Tabor Hill Winery, Buchanan Winery & Restaurant, 185 Mount Tabor Rd Buchanan. 800.283.3363; Bridgman Champagne Cellar, 10243 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman. 219.465.6566; Saugatuck Wine Port, 214 Butler St, Saugatuck. 269.857.4859. Nestled in the rolling hills of Southwestern Michigan for 50 years, Tabor Hill's scenic vineyard produces more than 150,000 gallons of award-winning wine annually, available for tasting at the along with lunch or dinner at the fine-dining restaurant and one of three tasting rooms.


Warner Vineyards, Paw Paw Winery, Tasting Room & Event Center, 706 S Kalamazoo St, Paw Paw. 800.756.5357; Holland Tasting Room, 26 E 8th St, Holland. 616.394.9002; Marshall Tasting Room, 116 E Michigan Ave, Marshall. 269.781.9128; New Buffalo Tasting Room, 19 N Whitaker St, New Buffalo. 269469.9463; South Haven Tasting Room, 515 Williams St, South Haven. 269.637.6900. Michigan's second oldest winery offers award-winning wines and champagnes at its many tasting rooms.


White Pine Winery, 317 State St, St. Joseph. 269.281.0098. One of Michigan's newest wineries, White Pine Winery offers distinctive wines from locally grown grapes in their historic tasting room in downtown St. Joseph.

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