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Brewer Chat: The Founders of Four Fathers

Brewer Chat: The Founders of Four Fathers

VALPARAISO, IN

As if we needed any more reasons to make a pit stop on the way to or from Chicago, we've now got another one – tucked away in Valparaiso. Anchoring a small industrial building along humble two-lane Lincolnway road sits Four Fathers Brewing. As relatively fresh faces to the Northwest Indiana beer scene, these four partners have aimed to make 'Valpo' part of the craft beer sandwich between Chicago and West Michigan. Brewers Jason Lacny and Colin Oswald, and their wives Beth and Kim, respectively, have set out to create a community taproom full of uniquely brewed pints. We dropped in to see how opening the space has treated them, their plans for exploring beer styles and how they fit in to the Midwest brew scene.