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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

We’re so proud to be able to partner with such amazing local artists for our Indy Artist Series. We hope you enjoy taking a minute to see how @silverlimit brought Medusa’s Gaze to life. Indy Artist Series growler fills (Medusa’s Gaze and Shadow Serpent) are $10 today and we’ve still got some posters and postcards of this and previous Indy Artist labels available for purchase in our taproom. ..#indianacity #indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer #indyartist #indyart #illustration #labelart #beerlabel #beerart

November 14, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Don’t miss your chance to start your weekend off right by feeling good and doing good. Jillian McAfee from @invokestudioindy will be teaching an all-levels vinyasa class this Saturday at 11 am and donating 100% of the proceeds directly to @littlereddoor Indianapolis. Tickets are $20 (link in bio). Stay for a pint and hey, it’ll be in the 40’s this weekend which will feel balmy after this arctic chill. Hope you make it out!

November 13, 2019/by indianacitybeer

On tap now! Our Hoosier hand-foraged, hand-crafted Paw Paw Sour featuring 100% Indiana paw paws has had some rave reviews already. Check out the video from our good buddy, Wes, who hiked through the wilds of this great state to bring us some local fruit to make this refreshing kettle sour shine. And when you take a sip and your taste buds light up, also give an extra thanks to our brewers for their long days work of hand-processing over 100 lbs of paw paws. You can bet they’re even more grateful for every purée they order, but luckily in this case, with hard work comes delicious appreciation. ..#indianacity #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer #indianacitybeer #kettlesour #sourbeer #pawpawsour #handforagedfruit @drinkindiana

November 12, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Don't Miss Cratchit's Olde Ale + Ghost of Marley (BBA Cratchit's) Returning November 23

November 11, 2019/by indianacitybeer

We’re raising our glass today for all veterans and don’t forget it’s also Hazy Monday – $4 hazy pints including our freshly tapped @craftbrewdoodlecrew Series release – Fourth Meal Fight. ..#indianacity #indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer #hazybeer #hazyipa #hazecraze #ddh #ddhipa #beerphotography

November 11, 2019/by indianacitybeer

In the fight between pizzas and tacos, fresh juice wins. We couldn’t be more excited with how this – our 19th – release in the Craft Brew Doodle Crew Series turned out – such a potent mix citrusy stone fruit hop aromas and character with a rich, silky mouthfeel. As always, the Doodle Crew’s original label and colors by Chris Collins (@ccollins_art) art sets off this amazing beer in a way only they could imagine and execute it. ..Pre-sales allotments available thru @craftcellr are dwindling, but if they don’t sell out beforehand, close at 3 pm today. We will only have 15 cases to sell when it debuts in the taproom tomorrow, Saturday November 9 at noon sharp, so don’t miss your chance to get this beer by reserving it online or stopping by over the weekend. ..An extra reason to make It into the taproom Saturday is the Home Brewer Battle being hosted by the Indiana Brewers Union. Tickets are $15 and grant you access to the 10 beer stations. Also available – smoked goodness from @rustedsilo and @circlekombucha and @heyculligan stations. 100% of the proceeds will be going directly to the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Fund (@hvafofindiana). The event lasts between 4-7 before we flip the room and gear up for our monthly Burlesque in the Bottling House with local favorites @rocketdollrevue ($5 cover, ages 18+). Bring your tipping dollars and enjoy the fun speak-easy interactive strip-tease performances from these lovely and very talented ladies. . ..#indianacitybrewing #indianacitybeer #indianacity #lovegreatbeer #hazecraze #ddhipa #ddh #beerphotography #beertograhpy #beerme #beerlabel #labelart #craftbeer @drinkindiana @do317 #indycraftbeer #craftbeer #hoosierbeer #craftbeerlover

November 8, 2019/by indianacitybeer

A little bird told us it was National Stout Day today, which reminded us nothing goes better with a good stout than a massive chewy cookie from @4birdsbakery. We’ve got Mimi’s Breakfast Stout, Haymaker BBA Oatmeal Stout and our classic Shadow Boxer Oatmeal Stout all in tap today and FRESHLY baked batches cookies of cookies were just delivered straight from the bakery! Cheers, Indy! ..#cookiesandbeer #nationalstoutday #stoutday2019 #indianapolis @drinkindiana #indianacity #indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer

November 7, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Just in time for holidays we’re debuting a new look for two of our classic brands dating back to our home-brewing roots. Cratchit’s Winter Olde Ale and Ghost of Marley (BBA Cratchit’s) will release during an exclusive ticketed release party at 10 am on Saturday November 23. Very limited pre-sale allotments will be available starting at 10 am Friday November 8. Tickets for the release party will be on sale on eventbrite beginning November 15. Keep your eyes peeled for more info and reminders, but don’t miss out on this duo of warming winter beers chock-full of fresh-cracked and ground spices enough to brighten the spirit of any Stooge. ..Label art: @ronlewhorn ..#indianacity #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer #indianacitybrewing #winteroldeale #cratchits

November 7, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Don’t forget Tuesday at Indiana City means BYO Vinyl and $4 classic pints – Dock 7 and Shadow Boxer are both on tap plus today Super Dry Calypso is also just $4. A fresh batch of Tribute will be on tap soon! What’s your favorite classic?

November 5, 2019/by indianacitybeer

There’s still time to drop into the first Indiana City Wedding and Event Expo – free to attend, family friendly – plus… beer! Come out and see great vendors like @rustedwindow and @prettyflypaper pictured here. For a complete list of vendors, visit our story.

November 3, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Thanks to those that came out yesterday and who reserved bombers on @craftcellr before the release. Bottles of Mimi’s are all spoken for as of now, but unclaimed pre-sales will be available in 2 weeks, so check back and until then… come enjoy a snifter while it’s on tap. Don’t miss Mimi’s! ..#IndianaCity #indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer #mimisbreakfaststout

November 3, 2019/by indianacitybeer

We’ve been sold out of Scary Stuffed Animals in the taproom for about a week, but no worries – next Saturday November 9 we will release Fourth Meal Fight DDH Hazy IPA with Zappa, Comet and Azacca hops and label artwork colored by @ccollins_art. There will be a very limited amount of 4-packs available, and pre-sales on @craftcellr start at 10 am on Monday, so don’t miss your chance to grab this fresh haze. ..#indianacity #indianacitybrewing #indianacitybeer #lovegreatbeer @craftbrewdoodlecrew @do317 @drinkindiana #hazecraze #craftbeer #beerlabel #beerlabelart #zappahops #comethops #azaccahops #hazyipa #ddhipa #craftbrewdoodlecrew #beerrelease

November 2, 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.

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 -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.

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.

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