MILLER BEACH, IN
18th Street Brewery is hedging a bet. A bet that you'll take an afternoon to hop on the South Shore Line to Indiana to try out their beer. Located in Miller Beach, a small lake side town East of Gary, it's probably not a place that's high on most Chicagoans' list of places to visit. Many of us know Gary as a town that's seen brighter days. A town with a rich history long lost in the decay of a struggling industry.
Drew Fox and 18th Street Brewery want to change that image. The brewery, originally funded through Kickstarter, has blossomed into reality and plans on opening it's doors later this week. We stopped into the, at the time, still under construction brewery and tap room to talk shop. What we found was a man passionate about his city, his new business, and most of all, the beer he brews.