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

Kevin found his doggleganger Saturday in the taproom.

August 22, 2016/by indianacitybeer

Today marks Rachael's 2 year anniversary at ICB! Come raise a pint to a killer taproom manager and a friend to many.When asked what her favorite part of her job is, she replied with a chuckle, "Well, I VOLUNTEER to work on holidays. I consider these people family." We love you, Rach!

August 19, 2016/by indianacitybeer

Guess who's back this week? Raise a toast to our city and local beer—both of which should be doubly great. #DubTribBombers and draft available in the taproom and around Indy. ————————————————————————–#drinklocal #drinkindiana #drinkcraft #craftbeer #beerrelease #blackipa #blacklantern #bottlerelease #bomberrelease #indy #downtownindy

August 18, 2016/by indianacitybeer

High school photography teacher and multimedia artist, Angela Ridenour stumbled upon her husband's comic book collection. Rather than trashing it, she repurposed it into nostalgic collages. See her creations hanging in the taproom all month!

August 6, 2016/by indianacitybeer

See you tonight for #FirstFriday at @joyfulnoiserecs.

August 5, 2016/by indianacitybeer

#GenCon2016 is in full swing! These GenCon-ers are enjoying their pints and free hats. Thanks for stopping by!The hats will run out, but come in with your badges all weekend and you'll still get a free ICB koozie!————————————————————————–#drinklocal #drinkindiana #drinkcraft #craftbeer

August 4, 2016/by indianacitybeer

BLACK LANTERNBlack IPA • 7.0% ABV • 68 IBUBlack Lantern is crafted in the style of an American IPA with an addition of rich roasted malt. It’s a medium-bodied, hop-forward black ale with bright, herbal, earthy hop aroma along with complex resinous hop and mellow malt flavor that finishes smooth. Black Lantern is a beer for the darkest of days and the blackest of nights.22 oz bombers • $9Pint • $6

August 3, 2016/by indianacitybeer

The happiest of birthdays to ICB distribution extraordinaire/father/firefighter/badass, Richard!

August 1, 2016/by indianacitybeer

We had Sunday to recuperate from #INBeerFest and now we're back—taking on our state one handcrafted ale at a time. Cheers!@drinkindiana————————————————————————–#drinklocal #drinkindiana #drinkcraft #craftbeer

August 1, 2016/by indianacitybeer

A bottle release and #INBeerFest all in one day. Congrats if you made it to the tent before Genuine Article was gone. Thanks to @drinkindiana for another great fest in the books. Cheers to all of our old and new fans!————————————————————————–#drinklocal #drinkindiana #drinkcraft #craftbeer #beerrelease #bourbonbarrelbeer #barrelaged #barleywine #beerfest

July 30, 2016/by indianacitybeer

A true gem emerges from the cellar tomorrow— true Genuine Article. 10am sharp.Register for our closed release party for the chance to win a free limited edition glass.Link in bio.

July 29, 2016/by indianacitybeer

#TBT to the beauty that is Brown County and Indiana beer last weekend at GnawBrew.————————————————————————–#drinklocal #drinkindiana #drinkcraft #craftbeer #browncounty #beerfest

July 28, 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.