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The Breweries

Check out Malt Brothers Brewing in St. John for a classic tasting room with an expanded food menu, fine wines and non-alcoholic craft sodas.

In Crown Point, visit Crown Brewing for freshly made pizza and award-winning beers under one roof. At Off Square Brewing, just off I-65, enjoy a full menu including wood-fired pizzas and burgers and delicious handcrafted beers on the patio.

About 15 minutes south of Fair Oaks Farms, a popular attraction, is Fenwick Farms Brewing Company - Rensselaer's first and only craft brewery. Come by for a variety of beers and tasty food. While you're there, take a walk to see the amazing murals in the #RenArtWalk painted on buildings around town.

Up near the Indiana DunesChesterton Brewery prides themselves as being veterans brewing for veterans. They are family-friendly with a delicious food menu. Plat 35 in nearby Porter is a small brewery making one barrel of beer at a time, with a beer menu that's always changing.

Griffith, a small centrally located town only six-miles from the Illinois/Indiana border, is home to two craft breweries. Be sure to pop into Wildrose Brewing for American craft beers and New Oberpfalz Brewing to experience traditional German ales and lagers. Nearby, Byway Brewing in Hammond is family-friendly and offers a chef-driven menu with year-round brews as well as small batch beers in the taproom or the Production Pub.

Valparaiso has two breweries to visit. Four Fathers Brewing is a mix of traditional and revolutionary, and to top it off, they serve beer cheese and bacon popcorn to their hungry patrons. Join the conversation at Ironwood Brewing Co. with craft beer fans and taste their malt-forward brews featuring local ingredients. 

In Michigan City, Burn 'Em Brewing, open Thursday - Sunday, offers a variety of beers on tap. Stop in for a flight to enjoy porters, stouts, ales and IPA selections. Zorn Brew Works has 24 beers on tap with pub fare including sandwiches, small bites and flatbreads. Shoreline Brewery has an expansive space and twelve beers on tap, including their award-winning, seasonal and diverse barrel-aged brews.

The oldest brewery in the South Shore is Three Floyds in Munster. Three Floyds is an internationally recognized brew pub making regional, seasonal and collaborative brews since 1996. Although they are not open for sit down service at their location, you can still order beer, spirits and merchandise for curbside pickup.

No matter where you start your journey along the trail, you'll experience some Hoosier hospitality, enjoy tasty traditional and experimental beers and probably meet a friend or two!

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