Love Great Beer

Celebrating Craft Beer with Each Batch

We love great beer. Our small-batch, handcrafted approach celebrates the art of brewing. Starting on the foundation of traditional styles, we take it up a notch with specialty spices, aromatic hops and increased alcohol. That’s how we create big ales. We take great pride in Indy as a growing beer city and we’re honored to share our respect for beer with you.

It’s our mission to brew the best beer in Indy and to do all we can to add to the beer culture of our Indiana city. We fill growlers, serve pints and offer carryout bottles from our downtown taproom. Indiana City beer is also available at select craft beer bars around the city.

What’s in a Name?

Indiana City is the literal definition of “Indianapolis” and it’s a statement of pride in Indy’s vibrant arts scene and rich heritage. Indiana City celebrates a promising future for the Circle City, one pint at a time.

The Arts & Beer Culture

We understand the important role of visual arts in the craft beer experience. When you smell and taste a beer you’re experiencing the artistry of the brewer who made it. The visual aesthetic of the label arts or the tap handle it was poured from affects that experience too. Done well, we believe visual art heightens that experience and leads to an even greater respect for beer. We combine our vision with the extreme talent of Aaron Scamihorn (RONLEWHORN) to create the perfect marriage between taste and aesthetic through our labels and media.

Indiana City is an outlet for local artists to display their work, perform, collaborate and expand local creative expression. The visual arts are woven into every beer we brew. Each First Friday of the month we feature a new, local artist who adds both beauty and conversation to our taproom. We are home to the Craft Brew Doodle Crew, an extremely passionate and talented group of artists who create themed collaborative art pieces in a round robin style experience. Catch them every third Thursday in our brewery taproom.

Check Out What’s New Around The Brewery

Pure maple syrup, chocolate and cocoa all set to go into the boil of Mimi's breakfast stout today in the brewhouse. #lovegreatbeer————————————————————————–#lovegreatbeer #drinklocal #drinkindiana #drinkcraft #craftbeer #beerrelease #bomberrelease #breakfaststout #indy #downtownindy #bottlerelease #limitedrelease

October 20, 2016/by indianacitybeer

Meet this #barrelaged beauty at her ticketed private release, October 29. Free passes available October 21 at 10am. Link in bio.CRIMSON BOMBSHELLBourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Amber Ale8.5% ABV • 73 IBU22 oz. Bombers & Draft AvailableWe brewed Red Collar Imperial Amber Ale with Indiana-grown hops in honor of hardworking Hoosiers who pursue their passions. Then, we traveled down to Kentucky to select the finest bourbon barrel for aging. The result? Crimson Bombshell—a smooth amber ale with a hint of oak flavor and mellow bourbon aroma that plays well with the hops.————————————————————————–#lovegreatbeer #drinklocal #drinkindiana #drinkcraft #craftbeer #beerrelease #bomberrelease #pumpkin #indy #downtownindy #bottlerelease

October 20, 2016/by indianacitybeer

Live at the tonight at Indiana City, @imperialtriumphant. @luminousvault opened the show. Both killer #NYC bands we're honored to host. #lovegreatbeer #indy #imperialtriumphant #metal

October 15, 2016/by indianacitybeer

Our founder, Ray Kamstra, had the privilege to sit down with the Queen of Indiana Beer, Rita Kohn and @nuvoindy for the latest installment of #DayDrinkingWithRita.They talked the importance of home brewing and our living history. Watch it now: LINK IN BIO.

October 11, 2016/by indianacitybeer

It was such an honor to host Paws for A Cause this past #FirstFriday ! 🐕🐕🐕Thank you to all who came out to support @icandogs and @studiootb ! They were able to sell all of their paintings and raise funds to benefit these two deserving groups.

October 11, 2016/by indianacitybeer

Skip the mimosas & get over to @vineandtable Carmel for #DeathbyPumpkin #realpumpkinale & #corecans tasting. DBP bombers are going fast!!

October 8, 2016/by indianacitybeer

THERE WILL BE DOGS…and beer and art. All artwork proceeds will benefit @studiootb and @icandogs. Feel free to bring your own pups—they need social lives too!#FirstFriday

October 7, 2016/by indianacitybeer

Ghouls and gals,Get on over to @goosethemarket to try some of our most popular seasonals and buy them out of #DeathByPumpkin at our free tasting!

October 5, 2016/by indianacitybeer

Kill some #DeathByPumpkin at these fine establishments around Indy beginning this Friday, October 7. • ON TAP •Bakersfield Mass AveFat Dan's Mass AvePearl StreetMesh on MassTappers Arcade BarO'reilly's Irish Pub and Restaurant 8923 S. Meridian Indianapolis, inUnion Jack Pub-Broad RippleYats HTC • IN BOMBERS •Goose the Market • AVAILABLE EARLY: Wed, Oct 5Payless Liquor Stores • Adams Street, Carmel)Vine & TableCrown Liquors • Delaware StreetKahn's Fine Wines & Spirits SuperstoreBig Red Liquors • Pennsylvania Street • South Emerson Ave.Parti Pak LiquorsYou can also catch Death By Pumpkin at Union Jack's 4th Annual Pumpkin Beer Fest this Saturday from 2pm-6pm. Link in bio.————————————————————————–#lovegreatbeer #drinklocal #drinkindiana #drinkcraft #craftbeer #beerrelease #bomberrelease #pumpkin #indy #downtownindy #realpumpkinale

October 5, 2016/by indianacitybeer

#deathbyday Potslammer live at the #bottlinghouse

October 1, 2016/by indianacitybeer

Working late into the night prepping for the release of #DeathByPumpkin tomorrow @ 4pm in our newly renovated venue space, the #BottlingHouse.Real Pumpkin Ale • Metal • Comedy————————————————————————–#explorerushmore #lovegreatbeer #drinklocal #drinkindiana #drinkcraft #craftbeer #bottlerelease #indy #downtownindy

September 30, 2016/by indianacitybeer

Raise one as tribute to our country, which has always been great. #lovegreatbeer————————————————————————–#lovegreatbeer #drinklocal #drinkindiana #drinkcraft #craftbeer #mountrushmore #indy #downtownindy

September 26, 2016/by indianacitybeer
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The Beer

It’s our mission to brew innovative beers for the craft beer lovers of Indianapolis, and to contribute to the growing beer culture of this great beer city. Grab a pint and fill your growlers at our taproom on the East side of downtown.


24 Shelby Street, Indianapolis, IN

Our brewery and taproom is located in the historic ‘Bottling House’ of the Home Brewing Co. on the East side of Downtown Indy.


24 Shelby Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Seasonal Taproom Hours:

Mon – Thu: 3 – 9 pm
Fri – Sat: 12 – 10 pm
Sun: 12 – 6 pm

Phone: (317) 643-1103

Event Rental:

Let us host your next private, corporate or non-profit event here at the brewery. Please email us at events@indianacitybeer.com to request details on rates and availability.


We get many requests for support of all kinds.  We only consider support for organizations and events that better the lives of children or support and promote local artists. If your event or organization falls within these areas, email the details of your request to donations@indianacitybeer.com and it will be considered.

Contact Us. Details for submitting Event Rental & Donation Requests are on the left.