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Your Guide to the Valpo Beer Rally

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Raise a glass and salute your local hop heroes! For the second straight year, the Valpo Beer Rally is coming your way Saturday, April 23. Our annual celebration of local craft brewers and those who enjoy it is bigger and better than ever! What can you expect to see? What kind of surprises do we have in store for you this year? Here’s a look:

Special thanks to M&S Collision for being the presenting partner for the Valpo Beer Rally!

For those unfamiliar, the Valpo Beer Rally is an event that celebrates local brewers from right here in Valparaiso and the Northwest Indiana area. Though smaller in scale than other events, this gives it a much more intimate feel. Attendees can mingle with their brewers and other like-minded craft beer enthusiasts. Whether you’re an expert, someone with a hobby, or you simply enjoy a cold glass, there’s something for the beer lover in everybody!

HOMETOWN BREWERS:

What’s a Beer Rally without the beer? Experience Valparaiso’s best breweries! This includes:

Figure Eight Brewing: Teaching us all how to “harness our F8,” Figure Eight Brewing delivers 6 different year-round beers while also introducing over 30 seasonal beers throughout the year so that you’ll never need to fear the mundane or the monotonous. Join us at the Valpo Beer Rally to discover some of their favorites!

Four Fathers Brewing: Priding themselves on creating a constantly revolving list of unique beers while also supporting and honoring those who serve, Four Fathers Brewing is excited to share their passion of making excellent craft beer.

Ironwood Brewing: Since 2013, Ironwood Brewing has aimed to bring you the best in hand-crafted micro brews with an emphasis on taste, smoothness, and quality. As for what to expect, they describe their beers as “true-to-style” with an occasional twist, utilizing a variety of hops and local ingredients.

GUEST BREWERS:

This year we are inviting a few new friends along to join in on the fun:

Misbeehavin’ Meads: Unusual, unconventional, experimental, and oh so delicious! From right here in Valpo, Misbeehavin’ Meads creates a wide array of different meads using unusual ingredients and processes. With year-round, monthly, and small batches, their product is aged to perfection on wood or in barrels.

Byway Brewing Company: It’s about the journey when it comes to this brewer. Located in Hammond, they specialize in finely crafted ales and lagers for the masses. From year-round favorites to seasonal specials, the road to discovering your favorite beer starts with Byway Brewing.

 

ENTERTAINMENT:

Chris and Lou will be our featured performer during the Valpo Beer Rally! Having performed together since they were both teenagers, this duo has been entertaining audiences all over the NWI/Chicago area. They have won numerous local and national advertising awards, as well as an Emmy nomination for their work on co-producing a news promo for NBC5 in Chicago.

HOME BREW:

Ever wanted to learn how to make your own brew at home? Attendees can learn tips and tricks from the good folks over at Brewhouse Supplies. Located right here in Valpo, Brewhouse Supplies offers beer & wine making equipment kits for both beginners and the more advanced home brewer. Take advantage of the opportunity to talk to their team, pick their brains and learn their techniques, and of course, share a beer!

PLAY ON:

Enjoy the NEW game area as you sip your suds. Take on your friends in life-sized Jenga, play bags, and more!

It all comes your way Saturday, April 23 at Central Park Plaza from 5-8 pm. Tickets are still available! Get yours here.

REMEMBER: This event is 21+. As there will be alcohol at this event, please drink responsibly. Designate a driver if you plan on drinking. 

 

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