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

We are beyond pumped to have our local homebrew battle this Sunday. The theme is coffee any and everything. @thirstyscholarindy will also be in house pouring $1 cups of joe!…..#indianacity #homebrewbattle #coffeebeer #indy #homebrewer #craftbeer #do317 #keepindyindie

December 8, 2017/by indianacitybeer

The core three. Our tried and true. Never let you down. Always ready for a good time. What’s your go-to can?..Tribute Am. Pale AleShadow Boxer Oatmeal StoutYacht Rock Belgian Wheat…..#indianacity #tributepaleale #shadowboxeroatmealstout #yachtrockwheat #craftbeer #beerporn #craftculture #beernerd #yachtrock #indy #lovegreatbeer #ICB3 #keepindyindie

December 5, 2017/by indianacitybeer

‪We hid 2 Golden Tickets in today’s Haymaker BBA Oatmeal Stout bottle release going down at 7pm. Each good for 1 Awakening ticket to #AlesFromTheCrypt on 2/10/18. Peel the label! #aftc2018‬

December 2, 2017/by indianacitybeer

“The day will again dawn upon Indiana, when a man can drink what he wants, when personal liberty will be again a Citizen’s Right.” – The Home Brewing Co (1917).Citizen’s Right American BarleywineABV 12% 120 IBUBlack Friday Release……#citizensright #barleywine #barleywineislife #bil #ddb #indianacity #indianacitybrewing #blackfriday #bottlerelease #do317 #indy #keepindyindie

November 22, 2017/by indianacitybeer

Limited run of (24) Indiana City track jackets now in stock for all your aerobic needs. Also, 20% all other merch on Small-Business Saturday! 🏼….#indianacity #janefonda #tracksuit #trackjacket #indianacitybrewing #craftbeer #beergear #keepindyindie #blackfriday #smallbusinesssaturday

November 21, 2017/by indianacitybeer

In case you live under a rock, we are having a pretty rad show tomorrow night.The @horror_section from St. Louis are coming over to Indiana for a weekend of spooky good fun. They will be coming over on the backs of the release for their new seven inch record, the Omen, on Eccentric Pop Records, as well as their split seven inch with the Windowsill on Mom's Basement Records. This follows a string of records that have sold out in minutes, as well as split releases with the likes of Danny Vapid and the Cheats and more. These dudes are blowing up and you might not get a chance to see them on a stage like this again, so don't miss out.Joining are Indianapolis' own @the.putz , who also just put out their new album, Clinically Inane, on Eccentric Pop. Label mates of Horror Section! The winner of two Punk Rock Night Awards! Loads of records all over the place! And also @therazorramones will open. They are America's Favorite Wrestling Themed Ramonescore pop punk band, and are hot on the heels of their own recent release, a tape EP called Rocket to Rusev……#horrorsection #theputz #theputzband #razorramones #razorramon #craftbeer #livemusic #do317 #keepindyindie #thebottlinghouse #punk #punkrock #indy #indymusic #indianacity #indianacitybeer

November 17, 2017/by indianacitybeer

Tomorrow we welcome @cinsoindy #CafeInquiry from 7-9pm…Topic: Many diseases can damage our eyes. Several of these involve abnormal growth of the blood vessels that normally nourish our light-sensing cells. These diseases – such as diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration – can lead to blindness if untreated. We will use these diseases as a starting point to talk about how the eye works, as well as modern drug discovery with a focus on the eye. Along the way, we will discuss how the eye is structured, why it has blood vessels, what can go wrong, and how we go about searching for leads towards new drugs to fix these (and other) problems. Eye research is worth seeing!..Café Inquiry is a monthly event taking place at various establishments around town. Join us for fun, casual discussions about science and research taking place right here in Central Indiana. Café Inquiry is hosted by Central Indiana Science Outreach in collaboration with the Center for Inquiry…Speaker Bio: Tim Corson is an associate professor in the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Eye Institute, Department of Ophthalmology at Indiana University School of Medicine

November 14, 2017/by indianacitybeer

If you missed the #317project tappings around Indy this weekend we’ve got you covered in the taproom……#indianacity #ddh #ddhapa #craftbeer #beerporn #indy #do317 #keepindyindie

November 13, 2017/by indianacitybeer

Today. Where are you? #317PROJECT …..#indianacity #ddh #apa #317 #do317 #keepindyindie

November 11, 2017/by indianacitybeer

Join us tomorrow for a great cause with @scecina_now! Club 53 combines fun, music, food, and auctions to raise funds for need-based tuition assistance, student life programs and clubs, and athletics at Scecina. Tickets are $65 each and include:•Dinner: Taco Bar and Italian Feast•Desserts by Laura Johnston (formerly of BitterSweet)•Late-night pizza•Dinner music and late dance music•Silent and live auctions•5 local craft breweries•Easley wines•Entry in the $5,000 "Lucky 10" Raffle•50/50 drawings and pull-tabs•$20 Wine Draw: For $20, you draw a mystery of bottle of wine worth at least $20……#club53 #scecina #scecinamemorial #craftbeer #do317 #keeindyindie #indy #indianacity #fundraiser

November 10, 2017/by indianacitybeer

Saturday. #317PROJECT …@thepintroomcarmel @fatdanssobro @rebarindy @goodfellaspie @thetapbeer @hopsandfiretaphouse @tappersarcade ….#beerrelease #ddh #craftbeer #do317 #keepindyindie #indianacity #indy #saturday

November 7, 2017/by indianacitybeer

Join us tomorrow @squarecatvinyl as we celebrate their 1yr anniversary with @hvnsgtwydrgs & @thebecolony. Doors at 7pm……#squarecatvinyl #fountainsquare #do317 #keepindyindie #hvnsgtwydrgs #indy #indianacity

November 6, 2017/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

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.