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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

RAT KINGS DDH IPA is now officially released into the wild! $18 per 4-pack available here in the taproom, while they last! 1 case limit. …..#hazyipa #ddhipa #ratkings #lovegreatbeer #indianapolis #craftbeer #juicy #juicyipa #hops #grungiest #citra #ekuanot

January 13, 2018/by indianacitybeer

We can’t wait for the release of Rat Kings this Saturday. A special shout out to @stablercake Mallory Hodgkin for the epic job coloring this label art…#317Project Tappings@pintroom_carmel @rebarindy @thetapbeer (Mass Ave)@triedandtruealehouse@tappersarcade@bazbeaux (Mass Ave)@kumasindy ….#ratkings #🐀 #indianacity #indianacitybrewing #ddh #canrelease #hazyipa #craftbeer

January 11, 2018/by indianacitybeer

Rat Kings DDH IPA releases this Saturday with 7 tappings around Indy. 40 cases available in the taproom at Noon O’Clock. …#🐀.#ratkings #ddh #ddhipa #canrelease #hazyipa #indianacity #indianacitybrewing #do317 #keepindyindie #317project

January 10, 2018/by indianacitybeer

Rat Kings, DDH IPAABV: 6.3% • Hops: Grüngiest, Eukanot, CitraRat Kings is the first release of our Craft Brew Doodle Crew Series, highlighting the new experimental Grüngiest hop variety, featuring huge peach, lemon, and passion fruit aroma and flavor. Whirlpool additions of Eukanot and double dry-hopped with Grüngiest and Citra hops. This beer is hazy as an orange sickle milkshake. ..$18/4-pk, 16 oz. cans, Limit 6 (1 case)Taproom Draft is extremely limited. $6 per 10oz. while it lasts.Saturday, Jan 13 @ Noon….The @craftbrewdoodlecrew is a group of Indianapolis artists who meet at Indiana City every third Thursday of the month to creatively unwind with musical-chairs style doodling– Rotating every ten minutes so that each piece of art becomes a collaboration between all artists at the table. “It revolves around passion – it’s the whole idea of creation and passion that connects the two. Everything that goes into creating these pieces of art is inspiring. It’s like walking into an art gallery when you enter a brewery and see all their tap handles lined up. Some force of creative energy and time and effort went into creating those beers just like we use in creating our art.”- @ronlewhorn, Founder, Craft Brew Doodle Crew…..#ratkings #ratkingsDDHIPA #ratkingsIPA #grüngeist #ddh #hazyipa #craftbrewdoodlecrew #indianacitybrewing #indianacity #craftbeer #beerstagram #beernerd #beergeek #isoft

January 4, 2018/by indianacitybeer

Now on tap!Retroporter English Porter- Your weathered beer drinker would say this is in line with a London Porter. This easy-drinking, malt-forward beer focuses on nuanced dark fruits and a hint of bitter dark chocolate. This beer finishes clean and hits the spot for the "more than a brown-less than a stout" patron. …..#retroporter #indianacity #craftbeer #do317 #keepindyindie #porter #englishporter #indy

January 2, 2018/by indianacitybeer

AFTC18 Tix go live tomorrow at NOON!..February 1Ø, 2Ø18..THE BEERCrushin' Roulette, BBA Russian Imperial Stout (Annual Release)Wax-dipped 750mL Bottle: $24Udder Annihilation, BBA Double Milk Stout (Annual Release)Wax-dipped 22oz Bottle: $22Le Haymaker, Cognac Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout (New Release)Wax-dipped 22oz Bottle: $22Crimson Bombshell, BBA Imperial Red IPA (Rare Release)Wax-dipped 750mL Bottle: $20BBA Beast of Laurey's, Strong Dark Belgian Ale (New Release)Wax-dipped 750mL Bottle: $20Awakening Ticket Holders may purchase additional draft servings of any of the five BBA beers in addition to the 5 oz. servings included with their ticket.We're also serving a reserve of Roulette, Russian Imperial Stout.Our core lineup of Tribute Pale Ale, Shadow Boxer Oatmeal Stout and Yacht Rock Wheat Ale will also be available on tap. —————————————————– Awakening Tickets$50 per ticketOnly 140 tickets availableTicket Required To Attend (Limit 1 per Person) Ticket Sales Begin at Noon sharp on Sunday, December 31, 2017Awakening Ticket Includes• Exclusive access to all five Barrel Aged Beers Being Released• One, 5 oz. draft pour of each of the five Barrel Aged Beers• Guaranteed Opportunity to Purchase 1 Bottle of each Barrel Aged Beer• Ales From The Crypt, 2018 5 oz. Snifter Glass• Ales From The Crypt, 2018 Bottle Tote Bag• Indiana City Lanyard with AFTC 2018 Drink Card• Brewery Tour including a trip down to “The Crypt”• Exclusive Access to “Talk Beer” with the Brewers at Indiana City..#alesfromthecrypt #AFTC #AFTC2018 #crushinroulette #udderannihilation #LeHaymaker #craftbeer #craftculture #bottlerelease #indianacitybrewing #indianacity

December 30, 2017/by indianacitybeer

We’ve got your back this NYE! It’s on Sunday this year but don’t fret because we have carryout deals on cans and growers fills and……MURDER BY PUMPKIN, our Bourbon Barrel Aged (Death by Pumpkin) Pumpkin Ale RELEASES AT NOON on New Years Eve! Bombers and draft in the taproom. Exclusively available here at the brewery. $18 wax-dipped 22's. $8 10oz. draft….. #indianapolis #beerrelease #bba #bourbonbarrelaged #pumpkinale #craftbeer #lovegreatbeer #murderbypumpkin #craftbeer #bba #barrelaged #indianacity

December 28, 2017/by indianacitybeer

Holiday Announcement! We are open until 6pm today and have some great carry out deals. See you soon! …..#indianacity #indianacitybrewing #craftbeer #holidays #indy #do317 #keeindyindie

December 24, 2017/by indianacitybeer

ALES FROM THE CRYPT, 2018A Massive Bourbon Barrel Aged Beer AwakeningTickets go on sale at Noon sharp on New Years Eve (12/31/17). Experience the awakening of five distinguished beers laid to rest, entombed in barrels deep within the crypt below Indiana City. Exclusive access to these rare beers is limited to only 140 barrel aged beer zealots.Wax-Dipped bottles of each beer will be released in one epic event from 6PM-9PM Saturday, February 10th, 2018. ——————————————————-THE BEERCrushin' Roulette, BBA Russian Imperial Stout (Annual Release)Wax-dipped 750mL Bottle: $24Udder Annihilation, BBA Double Milk Stout (Annual Release)Wax-dipped 22oz Bottle: $22Le Haymaker, Cognac Barrel Aged Oatmeal Stout (New Release)Wax-dipped 22oz Bottle: $22Crimson Bombshell, BBA Imperial Red IPA (Rare Release)Wax-dipped 750mL Bottle: $20BBA Beast of Laurey's, Strong Dark Belgian Ale (New Release)Wax-dipped 750mL Bottle: $20Awakening Ticket Holders may purchase additional draft servings of any of the five BBA beers in addition to the 5 oz. servings included with their ticket.We're also serving a reserve of Roulette, Russian Imperial Stout.Our core lineup of Tribute Pale Ale, Shadow Boxer Oatmeal Stout and Yacht Rock Wheat Ale will also be available on tap. ——————————————————- Awakening Tickets$50 per ticketOnly 140 tickets availableTicket Required To Attend (Limit 1 per Person) Ticket Sales Begin at Noon sharp on Sunday, December 31, 2017Awakening Ticket Includes• Exclusive access to all five Barrel Aged Beers Being Released• One, 5 oz. draft pour of each of the five Barrel Aged Beers• Guaranteed Opportunity to Purchase 1 Bottle of each Barrel Aged Beer• Ales From The Crypt, 2018 5 oz. Snifter Glass• Ales From The Crypt, 2018 Bottle Tote Bag• Indiana City Lanyard with AFTC 2018 Drink Card• Brewery Tour including a trip down to “The Crypt”• Exclusive Access to “Talk Beer” with the Brewers at Indiana City..#alesfromthecrypt #AFTC #AFTC2018 #crushinroulette #udderannihilation #LeHaymaker #craftbeer #craftculture #bottlerelease #indianacitybrewing #indianacity

December 19, 2017/by indianacitybeer

Cratchit’s releases tomorrow and we are feeling the holiday spirit at the brewery. Doesn’t that BBA gold wax dip make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside?…..#Cratchits #bottlerelease #indianacity #christmasbeer #do317 #keepindyindie # #indy #craftbeer #bba #bourbonbarrel

December 15, 2017/by indianacitybeer

Shadow Boxer headed to @oldnationalcentre for the @portugaltheman & @vancejoy show tomorrow night. It’s stout season people!…..#shadowboxer #indianacity #portugaltheman #vancejoy #oldnationalcentre #do317 #keepindyindie #craftbeer #oatmealstout

December 14, 2017/by indianacitybeer

For the first time, we will be releasing three variants of our Cratchit’s Winter Olde Ale this Saturday! ..2017 Bomber: $142015 Cellared: $162016 Bourbon BA: $20Buy a BBA bomber and get 20% off any other variant release.Add $2 for gift box set..Cratchit’s is a warming beer brewed with English Marris Otter along with rich specialty malts to add sweet complexity and molasses aroma. The finished beer is then spiced with freshly cracked allspice and whole cinnamon sticks for a hint of holiday cheer. Raise a toast to those you love and welcome the warmth of gratitude into your heart this holiday season. "Like drinkin' ginger bread.".Taproom will have 2017 & BBA on draft.ABV: 8.9% ….#Cratchits #scrooge #winterwarmer #oldeale #christmasbeer #holidaybeer # #bba #bourbonbarrel #indianacity #bottlerelease #craftbeer #beertography #craftculture #do317 #keepindyindie #indy

December 13, 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.

Location

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.

Address:

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.

Donations:

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.