Figure Eight Brewing: Valparaiso, IN

While attending a media preview event last week for the Blue Chip Brewfest at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, I had the opportunity to try beers from about a dozen different breweries and meet brewmasters and reps from the breweries. One of them was Tom Uban of Figure Eight Brewing in Valparaiso.

Figure Eight started five years ago in Valparaiso and the brewpub offers a full food menu along with their beer menu of six year-round beers and 30 seasonal varieties. Uban said it is a family-friendly place serving lunch and dinner where they also craft their own root beer.

At the event I tried out the Lost Saint Saison, which Uban described as "A light, crisp Belgian-style that is sessional, brewed with coriander, grains of paradise, white peppercorn and locally made honey.   It was paired with a fabulous Gorgonzola Bacon Confit Lettuce Cup. I'm a big fan of Belgian-style beers and, of course, I was almost as interested in the food as the beers and loved this pairing.

Figure Eight Brewing will be at the Blue Chip Brewfest on April 11. Click HERE for tickets. They'll also be one of three Valparaiso breweries featured at the Valpo Beer Rally on May 1. For tickets, click HERE.

Figure Eight Brewing 
150 Washington St.
Valparaiso, IN
(219) 242-2857