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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

Come on out to @triedandtruealehouse in Greenwood tomorrow for their Indiana City Tap takeover – they’ll have 8 taps of our beer alongside their Burger Week specials. You can get a delicious beer, burger and fries for under $15…Beers on tap tomorrow: Kickoff, Styrian Wolf, Yo!, DDH Tribute, Gojira Siren Clash, Undersea DMV, Yacht Rock, Post Session Pale Ale, and Dreamsicle Indy Weiße.

September 18, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Today we’ve got not one, but TWO beers emerging from the shadows for this Saturday’s can release. ———————————————————————————First up, an old favorite returns: Shadow Boxer Oatmeal Stout is BACK and making its return in cans and on draft Saturday! It’s roasty, malty and smooth- perfect for transitioning into the fall and winter months. THIS IS A ONE-TIME CAN DROP and quantities are EXTREMELY LIMITED. Make sure you’re here on Saturday to stock up!———————————————————————————Continuing on in our Indy Artist Series, our second beer for Saturday’s release is Shadow Serpent – Strawberry & Basil Sour. Brewed with sweet strawberries, herbal fresh basil and kettle-soured to perfection, this beer IS sunshine in a glass. If you’re not quite ready to give up on summer and want to keep the warm weather alive, then this brew is for you. We’ll have plenty in cans and on draft starting Saturday! Our featured artist for Shadow Serpent is @vitalmarks . His design was inspired by a ritual at Chichen Itza, where the Mayans used to manipulate shadows during the Equinox to represent their gods descent to earth. We’ll be selling prints of his artwork for $15 in the taproom and packs of postcards featuring each of the Indy Artist Series artwork for $5 a pack. We can’t wait to see you on Saturday! Cheers!…#indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #indianacity #lovegreatbeer @drinkindiana #drinkindy #beerphotography #beertography #craftbeer #craftbeer #labelart #craftbeerart #beerart #beerlabels #beerme #oatmealstout #stout #sour #kettlesour

September 18, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Hey friends! Have you had the opportunity to give our Super Dry Calypso a try? Well here’s your chance. TODAY ONLY we’ve got Super Dry Calypso coming at you for just $10 a 4-pack! It’s super dry (who woulda thought? ), effervescent and uber refreshing in this end of summer heat wave we’re having. Stop in and get you some anytime from 3-9 today. We’ll see you soon, Cheers!

September 18, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Cheers to another vinyl Tuesday at Indiana City. Bring some vinyl and grab unlimited $4 classic Indiana City pints. We’ve got Shadow Boxer, Tribute and Yacht Rock on tap today. Have a great one, Indy. …#indianacity #indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #vinyltuesdays #vinyl @drinkindiana #lovegreatbeer #shadowboxer

September 17, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Fresh-milled grain, 156 lbs of pure pumpkin purée and exactly zero Oompa Loompas went into this ooey-gooey icky-sticky mash in… the journey for this beer begins here – all to bring you the 5th annual Death by Pumpkin release on Saturday October 5. Bombers for sale starting at noon sharp. …#indianacity #indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer @drinkindiana #deathbypumpkin #pumpkinbeer #pumpkinspiced #brewerslife #brewerylife #brewery #craftbeer

September 17, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Happy Monday! Indy’s bringing the haze today and we’re matching haze for haze with $4 hazy pints all night – including the new Gojira Siren Clash DDH IPA. Hurry in, have a pint (or two) and don’t miss out on those amazing coloring book labels. …#indianacity #indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer #hazecraze #ddh #ddhipa #hazyipa #kickoff #yohazy

September 16, 2019/by indianacitybeer

The next #IndyArtistSeries releases this Saturday 9/21 at noon sharp. 20 cases total – taproom exclusive can release. You don’t want to miss this one!———————————————————————-In honor of the equinox, Shadow Serpent Strawberry Basil Sour is the perfect ode to what we love most about Summer flavors, and Indy is dealing out some hot summer weather to enjoy this tart, sweet, herbal-infused beer even more. ————————————————————————The amazing Shadow Serpent label art was designed by @vitalmarks – a longtime member of the @craftbrewdoodlecrew and working Indy artist. Here’s to another installment in this series – combining the best art and beer our city has to offer. …#indianacity #indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer #sour #strawberrybasilsour #labelart #beerlabel #beerart #indyartist #beerrelease @drinkindiana

September 16, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Tailgate like a pro Kickoff is the perfect hazy pale ale for football season – smooth and juicy, expertly dry hopped with massive doses of Azacca and Citra hops for stone fruit and citrus hop character. Grab one today and whoever you cheer for, keep Indiana City by your side!…#indianacity #indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer #hazypaleale #ddh #ddhapa #hazecraze #tailgate #collegefootball #nfl #colts #indycolts #kickoff

September 15, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Thanks to all those who made it out for the Gojira Siren Clash DDH IPA release. The @craftbrewdoodlecrew has their first coloring books for sale in the taproom, and be sure to hurry in to grab these amazing coloring book cans while they’re here. Share your creations using the hashtag #cbdccolors for a chance to win exciting stuff! ..#indianacity #indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer @ronlewhorn #craftbrewdoodlecrew #coloringbookcan #labelart #beerlabelart #craftbeer 📸: @1ofmanylaurens

September 14, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Aside from the truly hard work of mashing in thousands of pounds of grain and adding nearly 200 lbs of artfully blended hops that make our Doodle Crew Series amazing… this month we’re unveiling something pretty unique for our Gojira Siren Clash DDH IPA releasing Saturday Sept 14 at noon – coloring book can labels! You can ONLY find them in the taproom, and they’re very limited. Each of the select 4-packs in the 20 cases available have 2 original metallic labels and 2 of these matte uncoated paper labels. Use crayons, colored pencils, markers, watercolor pencils – just make your own amazing creation… then don’t forget to share your label with us and the @craftbrewdoodlecrew using the hashtag #cbdccolors for a chance to win some awesome stuff. So much love goes into this series of beers, and all of us at Indiana City and in the Doodle Crew hope you have an immense amount of fun doing your OWN dope shit! Gojira Siren Clash debuts at noon sharp on 9/14. These cans will go fast! Cheers, Indy!…Endless thanks to our amazing team of artists – the @craftbrewdoodlecrew – and to @ronlewhorn – the creative mastermind who dreams up amazing ideas and works his ass off to make them happen. …#indianacity #indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer #craftbrewdoodlecrew #coloringbookcan #brewery #canart #labelart #indyartists #indyartist #indianapolis #craftbeer #beerphotography #beerme #beerrelease

September 13, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Gojira Siren Clash DDH IPA drops tomorrow at noon sharp! The 17th in the @craftbrewdoodlecrew series features whirlpool and double dry hop charges of nearly 200 lbs of Dr Rudi, Idaho Gem, Mosaic and Eureka hops. Can label colors courtesy of the very talented @1ofmanylaurens. Also NEW this month is the debut of coloring book cans – only available in the taproom. Come meet the crew tomorrow between 1-4 and see them in action and pick up one of their new coloring books as well. @beastindy will have pinto bean tacos, also! It’s going to be a party! …#indianacity #indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer #dodopeshit #craftbrewdoodlecrew #ddh #ddhipa #beerphotography #beerme

September 13, 2019/by indianacitybeer

You can’t tell by our beautiful garden boxes or the hot sticky temps, but fall is right around the corner. The brewers are gearing up to brew Death by Pumpkin yet again (the most epic mash in they do all year) and we’ve got an Oktoberfest debuting soon. But for today, enjoy the sun and heat and our new Thursday employee pricing growler fill special: 30% off Super Dry Calypso, Undersea DMV, Hazy Tribute and Styrian Wolf Yo! Cheers, Indy. Today you get to fill your growler for the same price we pay…#indianacity #indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer #indianapolis #bottlinghouse #indiansummer #brewery

September 12, 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.


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 -8 pm

Phone: (317) 643-1103

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Let us host your next private, corporate or non-profit event here at the brewery. Please email us at to request details on rates and availability.


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