Love Great Beer

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

/// SOLD OUT /// Tickets are officially sold out for this year’s Ales From The Crypt, however there’s still a few chances to win FREE tickets. Simply come into the taproom this week and purchase any draft pour or bomber of barrel aged beer. Each purchase will get you one entry, no limits to amount of entries per person. We’ll draw 3 names at noon on Monday, January 27 live on social media, and each winner will win a pair of tickets to our epic barrel aged beer awakening featuring the debut of our duo of rum barrel aged beers – Crushin’ Roulette and Utter Annihilation, plus a Kentucky bourbon barrel aged Chupacabra Spiced Double Milk Stout (our @18thstreetbrewery collaboration)….#indianacity #indianacitybrewing #indianacitybeer #lovegreatbeer @drinkindiana #barrelagedbeer #instabeer #bba #instabeer #indianapolis

January 20, 2020/by indianacitybeer

Rum Barrel Crushin’ Roulette is ready to rise from its slumber. Don’t miss out – Save $10 on Ales From The Crypt 2020 tickets this weekend only. Use code: CRYPTSTIRSFOR40 anytime before Sunday 11/19 at midnight. You’ll need a ticket to guarantee your chance to take home a 750 ml wax-dipped bottle of this debut variant of Crushin’ Roulette Russian Imperial Stout – our most popular barrel aged beer that sells out annually on release night. …#indianacity #indianacitybrewing #indianacitybeer #lovegreatbeer #barrelagedbeer #rumbarrelaged #russianimperialstout @drinkindiana #instabeer #crushinroulette #rumcrushin #aftc #alesfromthecrypt #alesfromthecrypt2020 #aftc2020

January 18, 2020/by indianacitybeer

Need an extra pick me up? We’ve got our Alley-oop Coffee Blonde back on tap in our taproom this weekend – this edition is cold-infused with Hubbard and Cravens full-bodied Kenyan Yara Estate coffee which boasts blackberry and dark chocolate aromas and flavors, juxtaposing nicely with the crisp clean blonde ale. Alley-oop has been an instant classic, so be sure to try some while it’s here and keep your eyes peeled for it on tap around the city. …#IndianaCity #indianacitybrewing #indianacitybeer #indianacity #lovegreatbeer #coffeeblonde #blondeale #coffeebeer #instabeer @drinkindiana

January 17, 2020/by indianacitybeer

Special AFTC Offer This Weekend Only: Save $10 with CRYPTSTIRSFOR40

January 17, 2020/by indianacitybeer

Do you laugh in the face of high gravity? We’re now selling our Citizen’s Right American-style Barleywine and Sweet Science Double Milk Stout (formerly Double Uddercut) in 16 oz 4-packs in our taproom for $20 each. These are two beers we’ve been brewing for years and previously releasing in 22oz bombers for the same price as these limited edition 4-packs, just another perk now that we’re canning our own beer. So whether you like your BIG beers hoppy (our Citizen’s Right is dry hopped the Indiana City way and boasts a 120 IBU) or dark and silky like our Sweet Science, which is layered with flavors of coffee, chocolate and dark roasted malts… don’t sleep on these beloved members of our battle-tested lineup while they’re in stock. ….#indianacity #indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer @drinkindiana #instabeer #indianabeer

January 15, 2020/by indianacitybeer

Bring your friends and reserve your seat at any of all of our first Bingo in the Bottling House nights! Drink great beer and play for a chance to win a variety of fun mystery grab bag prizes. Free registration info in the FB event and the link in our Instagram bio. ..#indianacity #indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer @drinkindiana @do317 #bingo #taproombingo

January 14, 2020/by indianacitybeer

Happy Monday from Indiana City. We’ve got fresh Doodle Crew on tap – remember all hazy pints are just $4 today, plus thanks to some creativity on the part of our brewers, we currently have 16 beers on tap. Check out to see everything available in live time. Cheers, Indy!

January 13, 2020/by indianacitybeer

Kaiju Beach Party DDH Hazy IPA drops today, Saturday Jan. 11 at noon sharp. .The zesty citrus aromas from the Cashmere hops shine from this hazy IPA, which also features generous dry hop additions of Mosaic, Cascade and Idaho 7. The @craftbrewdoodlecrew lends more amazing art to this series, and @studioblkshp brought this Kaiju Beach Party to life with digital color. …Cheers to another great release in this series and an extra cheers to the talented brewers and artists who make it happen every Second Saturday. …Don’t forget Second Saturdays are also made even better by the @rocketdollrevue, who will top the night off at 9 pm with Burlesque in the Bottling House. …#indianacitybrewing #indianacitybeer #indianacity #lovegreatbeer #hazyipa #hazecraze #hazybeer #ddhipa #beerme #instabeer #cashmerehops #idaho7 #mosaichops #cascadehops #beerrelease #labelart #indianapolis #indyartists #indyilllustrators #craftbrewdoodlecrew @drinkindiana @do317

January 11, 2020/by indianacitybeer

Fresh can drop tomorrow at noon! Kaiju Beach Party DDH IPA is another in our acclaimed can series featuring the artwork of the @craftbrewdoodlecrew. The colors for this label are courtesy of @studioblkshp who really brought this art to life, and the impressively hefty hop bill on this super smooth, intensely tropical hazy is Mosaic, Cascade, Idaho 7 and Cashmere. We can’t wait to share this with you when we open tomorrow, 1/11 at noon. It’s never too rainy for a beach party, just dock your boat at 24 Shelby and have a great time with us. …#indianacity #indianacitybrewing #indianacitybeer #lovegreatbeer @drinkindiana #hazyipa #hazecraze #ddhipa #beerrelease #canart #beerlabelart #brewerylife #brewery

January 10, 2020/by indianacitybeer

Quick – before the rain comes… Grab a growler of our juicy, citrusy Animal Amalgamate DDH IPA for only $10 today! We’re open 3-9 pm, so stop by before the sky opens up. …#indianacity #lovegreatbeer #indianacitybrewing #indianacitybeer #hazecraze #beerme #ddhipa #hazyipa @drinkindiana

January 9, 2020/by indianacitybeer

We’re open regular business hours today, and we’ve got a trio of great carry-out specials. Our Lemondrop, Yo, Super Dry Calypso and our @craftbrewdoodlecrew DDH IPA series release, Animal Amalgamate, are all ONLY $10 today only!

January 8, 2020/by indianacitybeer

Love. Great Beer. It’s what we’re all about, so don’t forget to check out our Bottling House event space if you’re planning your big day. We’re super flexible, budget friendly and truly care about making your day memorable for you and all your guests, and we’ve got the @weddingwire reviews to prove it. Enjoy tasty beverages, top notch service and the unforgettable presence of our pre-Prohibition era Bottling House. Contact for more info or to schedule a tour. You can also check out our event rentals tab in our website for more photos and info. Our space is a great spot to host lots of other events, too!

January 7, 2020/by indianacitybeer
Load more

Newsletter Signup


Sign up for our email newsletter to receive updates about upcoming beer releases, events and general news about the brewery.

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

Event Rental:

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.


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 and it will be considered.

Contact Us. Details for submitting Event Rental & Donation Requests are on the left.