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

Start celebrating the 21st Annual Indiana Microbrewers Festival early with the debut release of Genuine Article!Saturday, July 30 10am-12pmTICKET LINK IN BIO. • GENUINE ARTICLE •Bourbon Barrel Aged Barleywine11.5% ABV • 120 IBUWe took our mammoth barleywine, brewed with select malted barley and heavily hopped with Galena and Motueka hops and aged it in a Wild Turkey barrel. The smooth bitterness and  fresh, juicy tropical fruit aroma is complemented by the barrel's oaky character. • BOTTLES & POURS •Wax-dipped 750 mL bottles • $22 per bottle • CASH ONLY •8 oz. pour • $6 • LIMITED EDITION GLASSWARE •Genuine Article branded 10 oz. snifter • $8

July 21, 2016/by indianacitybeer

Excited to have @thecreativeshift back again for some more stimulating discussion tomorrow.・・・Some may see an empty coaster, but we see an empty canvas. Come join us tomorrow night at 7 p.m. at @indianacitybeer to find out why this coaster is so important. #Beer #Design #CreativeShift #CraftTheCraft #GraphicDesign #Creative #KeepIndyIndie #LoveIndy #Indy #Indianapolis

July 18, 2016/by indianacitybeer

Caught Snapchattin' at the #SummerSoiree at the Athenaeum (Son of War in hand, of course). We had a great time supporting such a great hub for arts and culture in #Indy.————————————————————————–#drinklocal #drinkindiana #drinkcraft #craftbeer #IndianaCity #lovegreatbeer #artisitsandales

July 16, 2016/by indianacitybeer

School or be schooled.We're taking over half of the taps at @tappersarcade a week from today! Tuesday, July 19Begnning at 4pm————————————————————————–#drinklocal #drinkindiana #drinkcraft #craftbeer #IndianaCity #lovegreatbeer #artisitsandales #commodore64 #retro #videogame #videogames

July 12, 2016/by indianacitybeer

Despite the rain, July 4 was ablaze. Sicken Designs caught #Undergang tearing it up.Thanks to everyone who came out. : Sicken Designs————————————————————————–#drinklocal #drinkindiana #drinkcraft #craftbeer #IndianaCity #lovegreatbeer #artisitsandales

July 11, 2016/by indianacitybeer

ICYMI: In the midst of all the turmoil in our world, @saintseneca_music, Spissy and Duncan Kissinger reminded us to be kind and exude light.

July 8, 2016/by indianacitybeer

You don't want to miss @saintseneca_music tonight @joyfulnoiserecs.We'll bring the beer.8pm$8 ADV // $10 DOORLINK IN BIO.————————————————————————–#drinklocal #drinkindiana #drinkcraft #craftbeer #IndianaCity #lovegreatbeer

July 7, 2016/by indianacitybeer

FULL METAL FOURTH • No coverAll ages4pm

July 4, 2016/by indianacitybeer

See you tonight at @kumasindy!・・・We've been pretty large sized fans of @bigbigbiz for nearly longer than we can remember at this point so it is with great honor that we present to you the July #botm in celebration of the impending release of their new record "Command Your Weather" on @joyfulnoiserecs pictured here! Additionally, we've teamed up with our friends at @indianacitybeer to bring you their namesake beer just for this release! The Big Business is two 5.5 oz patties with sharp Cheddar, Swiss, white onions, pickles, and top secret Big Business sauce.Come eat!#Kumas #kumasindy #bigbusiness #bigbiz #beef #foodie #burger #bacon #joyfulnoise #nomnomnom #nom #omnomnom #foodpics #burgersofinstagram #firstfriday #fountainsquare #melvins #beef #beer #foodporn #whiskey

July 1, 2016/by indianacitybeer

Get Big Business in your ears, on your plate AND in your glass! Go to @kumasindy this Friday night 7/1 • @joyfulnoiserecs will be spinning the newest album "Command Your Weather" by L.A. based @bigbigbiz in its entirety • Kuma's will be serving their newest burger, the Big Business • We'll be there to rollout BIG BIZ IIPA— A big American style Imperial IPA dry hopped with southwest pinyon smoked nugget and cascade hops. #bigbiziipa #commandyourweather #craftbeer #indy #firstfriday #lovegreatbeer

June 30, 2016/by indianacitybeer

Shine is back! This #dampfbier is crisp and refreshing—the perfect way to cool down and turn up this weekend. Cheers! ——————————————————————————-#drinklocal #drinkindiana #drinkcraft #craftbeer #IndianaCity #lovegreatbeer

June 24, 2016/by indianacitybeer

FULL #METAL SATURDAY HERE AT ICB.GENOCIDE PACT & STEEDTHIS SATURDAY 6/255PM $5ALL AGES // BEER FOR 21+————————————————————————–#genocidepact #steed #localmusic #indymusic #drinklocal #drinkindiana #drinkcraft #craftbeer #IndianaCity #lovegreatbeer #heavymetal #stonermetal #metalhead #metalheads

June 23, 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.