Welcome to a craft beer experience over 145 years in the making. Inspired by the historic and iconic Michigan City microbrewery…now reborn with the finest flavors of today. Come discover the all-new selection of expertly crafted beers. And savor the smooth, satisfying experience in every glass. Whether you crave a rich, bold dark stout or a mellow, pale amber ale…we have a favorite new brew for you. Come get a taste, today.
The legacy began in 1871, when Bavarian immigrant Philip Zorn Jr., the son of a brewer, migrated to Michigan City to start his own brewing venture. After managing Busch & Brandt Brewery in Chicago for over 20 years, he settled at the corner of 9th & York Streets, where the P.H. Zorn Brewing Company used a spring-fed well to produce up to 15,000 barrels of beer a year. These included iconic brands such as Golden Grain, Grain State & Pilsenzorn under the slogan “It’s good for you!” even during prohibition, the Zorn name survived by using the facility to produce the soft drink Zoro, marketed as a “temperance beverage.” as the brewery was passed down To Philip’s son, Ron, the name was changed to the Dunes Brewery, before eventually closing its doors in 1938. In 2017 after 79 years idle, brewing operations resumed with Zorn Brew Works. The taproom occupies the former carriage house on the grounds of the historic brewery. Michigan City’s oldest brewery is now its newest!
605 E. 9th Street Michigan City, IN 46360