INDIANAPOLIS | Many Hoosiers unlikely to set foot in Northwest Indiana anytime soon still got to enjoy beer Thursday at the State Fair produced by region microbreweries.
Drew Fox, owner of 18th Street Brewery in Gary, discusses the equipment and operational upgrades his microbrewery is currently undertaking.
INDIANAPOLIS | Beer and wine return to the Indiana State Fair following a seven-decade absence, and Hoosiers get their first look inside a revitalized Coliseum when the state's premier agricultural exhibition opens Friday in Indianapolis for a 17-day run.
Round Barn Winery is having a "DiVine" Memorial Day weekend. --- Jane Ammeson, Shore Contributing Editor.
A couple of elaborate food events prepare to go live this weekend in Michigan at the Inn at Harbor Shores and on Lake Street in Miller Beach. --- Pat Colander, Associate Editor and Publisher, Shore Magazine.
The biggest fashion event on the lakeshore is also a great evening for foodies; Fashion on the Shore 2014 features great eats from Classic Catering. --- Kathleen Dorsey, Managing Editor, Shore Magazine.
The Spring 2014 Guide to Wine and Beer: Check out the map and the many stops for wine, craft beer and spirits along the Lake Michigan Shore, just in time for opening of the season. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor, Shore Magazine.
Bard Kehe finishes off a pour of a pale ale at her microbrewery, Ironwood Brewing Co. , in Valparaiso. Kehe opened the business, located at 6 Roosevelt Road, last year.
HAMMOND | A popular craft brewery is no longer going to build a restaurant and production brewery at Interstate 80/94 and Kennedy Avenue in Hammond.
HAMMOND | This summer, watch for more than $25 million in new construction off an interstate exit in Hammond.
GRIFFITH | Dan Lehnerer, the owner of the forthcoming New Oberpfalz Brewing, was living on the seventh floor of a 1,000-square-foot West Loop condo when he first started homebrewing, so he set up his equipment outside on the balcony over the bustle of the city.
LAPORTE | The craft brew scene is taking off so much in Northwest Indiana that a home brew supply store decided to move into a downtown LaPorte storefront without knowing a brewpub planned to open next door.
Assistant cellarman Jonathon Hickey pours dry hops into a vat.
Beer tourists soon will start pouring off buses and into local craft breweries in Crown Point, Gary and Michigan City.
Joliet resident Doug Walling, a bearded guy who will tell you straight off his two great passions in life are beer and baseball, often finds himself more than 30 miles from home, sipping different craft brews in the Calumet Region.
Barb Kehe is shown at the bar of Ironwood Brewing Co. in Valparaiso. Kehe, a long-time home brewer, opened the Roosevelt Road microbrewery.
Bard Kehe finishes off a pour of an ale at her microbrewery, Ironwood Brewing Co., in Valparaiso.
HOBART | Craft beer fans soon will have a new place to buy their brew after steps taken by the Plan Commission.
VALPARAISO | Tom Uban can name his favorite Figure Eight Brewing beer – it just may not be the same answer as yesterday.
HOBART | Plans for a new microbrewery/brew pub off of U.S. 30 are advancing.
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