Who we are

Figure Eight is a small craft brewery and pub situated in the city of Valparaiso (Vale Of Paradise) Indiana about 60 miles south and east of Chicago. We strive every day to create and enjoy the best beer and food we can. Follow your dreams and enjoy life... Cheers!

Figure eight is a knot used in sailing and rock climbing. Aside from good beer, rock climbing is one of our passions and this knot is used to tie the safety rope to the climber's harness. An aesthetically pleasing knot, when turned on its side it also looks a bit like the symbol for infinity. So sticking with our passions, we hope to take Figure Eight Brewing to infinity and beyond! (Or at least to the point where we are producing some very tasty and satisfying brews.

Our philosophy is simple. Life is short and one never knows how long each of us has. If we wait too long to pursue our dreams, then we may never have the opportunity to do so. As John Barrymore once said - "A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.". Taking on the challenges of pursuing our dreams often begs the question of why? When asked why he climbed mountains, Mallory once said - "So, if you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it, that the struggle is the struggle of life itself, upward and forever upward, then you won't see why we go. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life. We do not live to eat and make money. We eat and make money to be able to enjoy life. That is what life means and what life is for."

So we here at Figure Eight Brewing hope that everyone is enjoying life and that our brews might further that goal - cheers!

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