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Elevating Craft Beer in Indianapolis

Inspired by the ethos of the American craft beer revolution, we’re dedicated to elevating the craft beer scene of Indianapolis with each beer we create. All Indiana City beer is unfiltered for full flavor and aroma, and brewed to the highest standards, with the freshest and finest ingredients.

Located on the East side of downtown Indy in the historic Bottling House of the former Home Brewing Company, the Indiana City taproom has evolved over the years, to become a hot spot for concerts and private events. In the taproom the taproom offers a wide variety of Indiana City beer on tap, served by the pint and available for growler fills along with year-round and limited release cans. Indiana City is also available at beer shops, bars and restaurants throughout greater Indianapolis.

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. Indiana City is 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 here in the taproom and find there intricate artistic creations wrapped around many of our limited release cans.

Check Out What’s New Around The Brewery

Holy Alphas and betas. Grungeist, Yo! got its second dry hopping this morning and is one step closer to its May 4 debut. Swipe to check out that label courtesy of @ronlewhorn. ..#indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer #ddh #hazypale #yohazy #hazecraze #brewerylife

April 19, 2019/by indianacitybeer

“Oh we’re doing real exquisite corpse!” Third Thursdays are for @craftbrewdoodlecrew – this month the crew sketched and inked up some fun head and body mash-ups with the intention of making mix-and-match stackable cans. Good thing we got the math out of the way early on. Another night of craft brew and fun art in the books!

April 18, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Eastsider cans are labeled and ready for their close-up. Grab yours today at 3 and enjoy this refreshing apple ale – crisp pale ale with a dry apple finish.6.5% ABV | 12 IBU

April 17, 2019/by indianacitybeer

MERCH ALERT! Inferior pieces of flair move aside, we now have buttons made right here in Indy. They’re $1 each, so grab a few and represent. Cheers!

April 16, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Pencils are sharpened – who’s ready to get nerdy with us on Wednesday 4/17 for our first pub trivia quiz hosted by Geeks Who Drink? Free to play – starts at 7 – Max team size is 6 people. Prizes will include gift cards to Indiana City as well as Ash & Elm in celebration of our collaboration Eastsider Apple Ale, which debuts Wednesday, as well. Hope you make it in for one heck of a hump day!

April 15, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Want to put your weekend in slow motion? Rainy Sundays are for sipping snifters. Come in and try our Murder by Pumpkin BBA pumpkin ale before it’s gone until next year. It’s got a delicious combination of warm spice and vanilla with just the right amount of boozy sweetness from the barrel. Cozy up, raise a glass and don’t think about Monday….#lovegreatbeer #indianacitybrewing #bourbonbarrelaged #sundaybeer

April 14, 2019/by indianacitybeer

What Saturday’s were meant to look like. Repost from @beastindy -We only have about 10 servings left but we are having a blast at our second pop-up serving three different versions of our “Walking Burgers.” Come have a cold one with us at @indianacitybeer•••••#burger #burgers #indy #indianapolis #beer #craftbeer #craft #local #localbusiness #food #foodie #foods #eats #eat #eating

April 13, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Stick around tomorrow after the release of Ice Cream Apocalypse DDH IPA for the 2nd Anniversary Show for our Burlesque at the Bottling House by @rocketdollrevue. We start flipping the room at 7pm – show starts at 9 pm. $5 at the door and 21+ please.. @meredithrogersphotography

April 12, 2019/by indianacitybeer

We all know the cliche: A picture is worth a thousand words… well these two beautiful tanks hold two future beer releases (Eastsider Apple Ale and Cashmere Brüt IPA), which is to say you’re really looking at well over 14,000 future pints – that will enjoyed on draft or in cans – pints that will spur laughter, spark smiles and make for lots of happy people. Cheers to that! #lovegreatbeer #indianacitybrewing #fermentation #brewerylife #craftbeer

April 11, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Here we have it – the first pint of the last keg of Cacti City DDH IPA in our taproom. Come in and enjoy a pint before it’s gone, but fear not hazy IPA fans – the next in the @craftbrewdoodlecrew series, Ice Cream Apocalypse, will debut Saturday….#lovegreatbeer #indianacitybrewing #ddhipa #hazyipa #neipa #hazecraze #patiopints #craftbrewdoodlecrew

April 10, 2019/by indianacitybeer

It’s officially patio season at Indiana City and we couldn’t be happier. If you haven’t been in for a while, stop by soon on a nice day and enjoy all our open air vibes – with the garage doors open our whole taproom feels like a patio. : Richard Magbanua#lovegreatbeer #indianacitybrewing #springinindiana #patiobeer #canglass #hazyipa #hazecraze

April 9, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Eastsider Apple Ale debuts next Wednesday 4/17 in cans and on draft. This collaboration is a refreshing combination of beer and cider. We brewed a pale ale accented with a bit of spicy rye, fermented it with premium apple juice from @ashandelmcider and the finished product is a crisp, crave-worthy ale with a dry apple finish. Cheers to 2 East-siders coming together to make and share this great beer. .Label art courtesy @ronlewhorn .#lovegreatbeer #indianacitybrewing #eastsideindy #us40 #appleale #cider #craftbeerart #graf

April 9, 2019/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 -8 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.