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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

Tomorrow Night!Get ossified at the hotsy, totsy juice joint!BBA Cratchit's and BBA Bomber Jacket on tap!! Best Flapper and Bootlegger costume wins $100 gift cards and two tix to Ales From the Crypt, 2019 on Feb. 9th. + Prizes for runners-up.

December 7, 2018/by indianacitybeer

Chupacabra and True Rumors are both officially out in the wild. Find these rare Indiana City Brewing Company & @18thstreetbrewery collaboration brews at the source and anywhere great beer is sold. Chupacabra is at Indiana City. True Rumors is at 18th Street, while they last!#18thstreetbrewery #ddh #doubledryhopped #ipa #ipalovers #truerumors #indianacitybrewing #drinkindiana #craftbeerlover

December 7, 2018/by indianacitybeer

Looking for a place to hang out this winter? Come cozy up in the taproom for a game night with friends!#downtownindy #indy #indianacitybrewing #drinkindiana #indianabeer #indianacity #drinklocal #craftbeerlovers

December 6, 2018/by indianacitybeer

The second beer in our collab with @18thstreetbrewery is out today in Hammond! And the artwork is by our very own @ronlewhorn 🏽Run, don’t walk, to 18th Street Brewery to grab a four pack of this DDH IPA #18thstreetbrewery #ddh #doubledryhopped #ipa #ipalovers #truerumors #indianacitybrewing #drinkindiana #craftbeerlover

December 5, 2018/by indianacitybeer

The Bottling House at Indiana City Brewing is the perfect spot for your holiday party! Interested in hosting your event here? Email us at events@indianacitybeer.com for rates and availability.#indyevents #downtownindy #indy #indianacitybeer #drinkindiana #indianacitybrewing

December 4, 2018/by indianacitybeer

Did you get a bottle of Cratchit’s Winter Olde Ale during the release? Best enjoyed fireside this winter #indianacitybeer #drinkindiana #indybeer #cratchitswinteroldeale #winterale #craftbeerlovers

December 3, 2018/by indianacitybeer

TOMORROW! The Chupacabra can release starts at noon at Indiana City, come grab a four pack of cans from our collab with @18thstreetbrewery for $20, or a case of 24 for $108. You won’t want to miss this double milk stout!#18thstreetbrewery #indianacity #indianacitybrewing #drinkindiana #indy #drinklocal #indybeer #doublemilkstout #craftbeerlovers

November 30, 2018/by indianacitybeer

Did you hear Indiana City on the Drink Culture podcast with @ronlewhorn and the @craftbrewdoodlecrew? Check it out, episode 86!📸: @drnkcltr #drnkcltrpdcst #drnkcltr #indianacity #indianabeer #drinkindiana #indianacitybrewing #indianacitybeer #craftbeerlovers

November 28, 2018/by indianacitybeer

Are you ready for this?!Indiana City and @18thstreetbrewery came together for a beer collab, and we can’t wait to introduce you to Chupacabra Double Milk Stout! We invited our friends from 18th Street Brewery down from #Hammond to brew with us here in #Indy. The end result: Chupacabra Double Milk Stout, a dark rich beer fermented on cocoa nibs and spiced with Madagascar vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks and fresh-cracked nutmeg. Join us on December 1st at the taproom starting at noon for the Chupacabra can release. Four packs of 16oz cans are $20, a case of 24 is $108 #indianacity #indianacitybrewing #doublemilkstout #indianabeer #drinkindiana #18thstreetbrewery #drinklocal #indybeer #craftbeerlovers

November 27, 2018/by indianacitybeer

Cratchit’s Winter Olde Ale is here! Limited release bombers are now available. We opened at noon and it’s going fast. $14 each. Taproom draft while it lasts. #lovegreatbeer #beerrelease #indy #drinksgiving

November 21, 2018/by indianacitybeer

Grab your growlers for half price Drinksgiving growler fills tomorrow! Get a $6 growler fill of Tribute, Shadow Boxer, Yacht Rock, or Dock 7.Get a $7 fill of Kickoff, Cranberry Primo Gose, or Post Fest Tart Pale Ale. Limit six half price growler fills per person, we’re open at noon!#indianacity #indianacitybrewing #indy #drinkindiana #indybeer #downtownindy #drinklocal

November 20, 2018/by indianacitybeer

It’s almost here!Tomorrow at noon is the Cratchit’s Winter Olde Ale Annual Release! Join us on Thanksgiving Eve to have a snifter and take a bomber home. We have a very limited number of bombers available so don’t miss out! We open at noon tomorrow #winteroldeale #indianabeer #indy #indianacitybrewing #indianacity #drinklocal #downtownindy #drinkindiana #cratchitsoldewinterale

November 20, 2018/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 – 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.