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!