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Vote for local breweries in Best Seasonal Beer competition

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Breweries across Northern Indiana will be facing off in a voting competition for the “Best Seasonal Beer in Indiana’s Cool North.”

The Porter County Convention, Recreation, and Visitor Commission is partnering with the Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission (NITDC) as well as LaPorte, St. Joseph and Elkhart counties to announce the launch of Indiana’s Cool North Beer Wars as part of the fifth annual Food Wars competition.

Breweries in the region are promoting some of their best October beers in a friendly voting contest to decide who is serving up the best seasonal beer in the area.

Voting for Beer Wars kicks off today online at and will last 10 days. The winner of the Best Seasonal Beer in the region will be announced on Nov. 4.

Beer lovers are invited to try locally-brewed beers at participating breweries, and then show some love for their favorites in the Indiana Dunes area by voting online. Voters can vote once per registered e-mail. In addition, everyone who votes will also have a chance to win a $25 gift certificate to three of their favorite participating breweries. Voters can go to Indiana’s Cool North’s website and social media pages to learn more about the breweries in this year’s competition.

The breweries competing in Porter County are Four Fathers Brewing LLC, Ironwood Brewing Company, and Chesterton Brewery.

-- Chesterton Brewery, 1050 Broadway: a veteran-owned brewery giving back to veterans and local heroes with every pour of custom-crafted microbrews. A place where you can feel comfortable with great food, drinks, and sports with friends, family, and our veteran heroes. Go to

-- Four Fathers Brewing, 1555 W. Lincolnway, Suite 105, Valparaiso: the name Four Fathers was born from a love for our country and in tribute to the four main ingredients in beer--water, hops, yeast, and malt. Known for creating a constantly revolving list of unique beers to serve while supporting and honoring those who serve. Go to

-- Ironwood Brewing Company, 6 Roosevelt Road in Valparaiso: the beer at this woman-owned brewery is best described as “true-to-style” with an occasional twist. The beers are all generally malt-forward but balanced with a nice variety of hops. Local ingredients used in the brewing process include Indiana malted barley and corn, honey and hops. Go to




Posted 10/25/2019




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