The 8th Annual Crown Beer Fest will return to the Region on June 10th at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Craft beer enthusiasts can enjoy more than 200 beers from 50+ breweries at this year's event.

VIP tickets are available for $75 where participants have early access from 1:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. VIP tickets include unlimited sampling, a collectors tasting glass, a food voucher, access to VIP bathrooms and a VIP "swag" bag. Designated Driver tickets are available for $20 and include unlimited sodas and a collectors tasting glass. General Admission tickets are available for $35, which gives participants access to the festival from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., unlimited sampling and a collectors tasting glass. All participants can enjoy live entertainment from Fresh Hops.

More than 50 breweries will participate in this year's event including the region's very own Wildrose Brewing, Ironwood Brewing Inc., Crown Brewing, Three Floyds Brewing, Burn'em Brewing as well as breweries from Indiana, Illinois and Michigan.

"We are excited to host the 8th Annual Crown Beer Fest, the largest craft beer festival in northwest Indiana. With over 50 breweries in attendance, this event is a craft beer lover's dream," said Barb Smrecansky, Crown Brewing.

Crown Beer Fest will take place at the Lake County Fairgrounds, located at 889 S. Court Street in Crown Point. To learn more call 219-663-4545 or visit Tickets can be purchased online at or at Crown Brewing in Crown Point, Ind.