After a weekend full of tasting, deliberation, and more tasting, Byway Brewing Company swept the professional division at the 18th Indiana Brewers’ Cup Competition by picking up the title of Grand Champion Brewery of the Year, Indiana Brewery of the Year, and Best in Show. Founded in 2013 by Dave Toth, Tom Duszynski, and Branko Sajn, Byway Brewing Co. currently serves nine beers on tap in their local restaurant and taproom in Hammond, IN.
This year marks 200 years of Hoosier history, and the Featured Farmers presented by Dow AgroSciences honored at the 2016 Indiana State Fair have contributed to that heritage since the very beginning. As was done last year, each day of the 17-day Indiana State Fair will highlight a different farm family from across the state. This year, each Featured Farmer has also received the Indiana State Department of Agriculture’s (ISDA) Hoosier Homestead award, which celebrates farms that have remained in one family for 100, 150, or 200 years.