Event Details

At Portage's Best, your appetite & thirst are on a mission; Two of our city's largest non-profits rely on the charitable financial support from the people who live and work in and around Portage in order to fund their joint cause: to strengthen our community. The Portage Township YMCA and the Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce equally benefit from the event's proceeds.

This year, we will not only feature some of the best beer and seltzers, but the latest and greatest on the boozey front. Tacos are amazing, but we are expanding the selection this year and letting our restaurants showcase their specialty.

Headliner: The Crawpuppies 6pm-9pm

Opening: Chad Clifford 4pm-5:30pm

Ticket Pricing:

$50 All Access - Booze 4-7pm, Food 4-7pm, & Music 4-9pm

$25 Food Test Only - Food 4-7pm & Music 4-9pm

$10 General Admission - Music 4-9pm

Regular ticket sales end on Friday, September 17th at 11pm.

All Access ticket prices increase the day of the event to $60.

and will only be available for purchase from 8am-5pm on event day.

Current Food Vendors:

Tocayos, El Salto, Cappo's, Strack & Van Til, Schoop's, bNUTTY

included with all access or food only tickets.

Current Boozey Vendors: 4-7 Only with All Access Ticket

Darna International (-Darna Domaci Rum -Amaro -Teranino -Bacio D' Amore -Pelinkovac -Coffee Liqueur -Ovo Liker -Chocolat Liker chocolate custard -Kruskovac Pear --Wonderful Liqueurs and Herbals)

Southern Wine and Spirits: (-Journeyman Pit Spitter Cherry Whiskey -Journeyman OCG AppleCider, Bertrand Cotes des Roses Rose wine, Serial Cab Sauv. wine, Mandrarossa Bonera wine, Boom Boom Shiraz wine, The Prisoner Red wine, Favorite Neighbor Cab Sauv., High West Old fashions cocktails, Casa Noble Tequila, Ketel one cocktails)

Crossroad Vintners (Padre Azul Tequilas, Stellum Whiskeys, Scarpeta Rose, Clos de la Briderie Cremant Sparkling French)

Republic National (Benchmark Bonded Whiskey, St Elmo Bourbon, Jameson Cold Brew Whiskey, Doughball Cookie Dough Whiskey, Rainstorm Banf Pinot Noir, Buttery Bomb Pinot Noir, Cigar old Vine Zinfandel, Banfi Rosa Regale, If You See Kay Red Blend)

Johnson Brothers (Fess Parker Riesling, Mark West Pinot Noir, Beringer Bros. Rye Barrel red blend, Urban wines Sangria, Slip Knot Whiskey, Rumchata Cold Brew, J Rieger Kansas City Whiskey, J Rieger Cafe Amoro Liqueur, Revel Stoke Cream Liqueur, Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc, Beringer Privat reserve Chardonnay, Seghesio Zinfandel, Gundlach Bundshu Red Blend)

  • Bells (Rhind over Matter, No, yeah, Octoberfest, Light Hearted, Sparkleberry)
  • Greenbush (Star Chicken Shotgun, Party Wolf, Dunegras, Brother Benjamin)
  • Truly Punch 
  • Rebel – Mocha Latte, Vanilla Latte, Pumpkin Spice Latte
  • Pabst Hard Coffee
  • Guinness Nitro Cold Brew Coffee Stout
  • Sam Adams Sweater Weather Variety
  • Leinenkugel Brewology 12 pack
  • Blue Moon Moon Haze

There will be a cash beer & wine garden (Coors Light, Miller Lite, & Swashbuckler Sangria) available for purchase from 7-9.

What to bring:

Money for raffles or beer/sangria garden

COVID-19 & Portage's Best:

Of course, nothing is guaranteed and will be subject to change based on the status of our local and state directives, but under the current plan, all things are a go!

Our hope is that you will come prepared to share some laughs, good food, and try some great drinks with your friends! Participants will be notified of any specific procedures we need to follow prior to the event.

Venue Information

Portage Lakefront Open Air Pavilion
Riverwalk Drive
Portage, IN 46368

Organizer Information

Greater Portage Chamber of Commerce & Portage Township YMCA

6340 East Main Street
Portage, IN 46368
+1 (219) 762-3300

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