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Back Road Brewery

308 Perry St.


Established in 1996 in the county of LaPorte, Indiana, Back Road Brewery is LaPorte's first production craft brewery. Chuck Krcilek (Co-owner/president) started home brewing in 1990. He found he had a love for making beer. This began an idea that changed the craft brewing scene in LaPorte, Indiana. A small production craft brewery was conceived. Today, sixteen years later, the 7-barrel brewery still operates simply and efficiently.

The brewery is unique in the fact that it rotates in as many as forty different recipes per year. Also unique is our use of non-returnable Party Pigs and pub kegs for draft beer.

The brewery produces mostly ales but will do lagers in cooler months. The beers are not filtered but are matured and conditioned in the six 14-barrel bright beer tanks that are kept in a large cold room. The brewery packages all beer right at the brewery in both 12oz bottles and draft kegs. All beer is self distributed in Indiana only and can be found in and around the following areas: NW Indiana, South Bend, Lafayette and sometimes Indianapolis.


Thomas Baumbach

Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
They've been here since '96. What's that tell you?

Randy Barney

Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018
The Midwest ipa was very very bitter I couldn't even drink it bad taste. That I bought 4 six packs to share with my friends here in Florida as I live in LaPorte but ended up not sharing with my friends as The Taste was horribly bitter. I would not recommend this beer to any of my friends. I also bought back road ale that at least I could struggle through and drink.

john doe

Saturday, May 19, 2018
Good tasting real beer and friendly staff

James Herter

Sunday, March 19, 2017
Definitely a great beer stop. Plan to stop for food as this is just a brewery. Have liked all of the brews I have tried. One of my favorite stops in the region!

Alan Good

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018
Great beer, good friends, a bit chilly.

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