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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’ve got a jam-packed week of Bottling House Happenings for you. To kick things off, come out tonight (Monday) for a one-hour hip-hop cardio class followed by a pint or beverage of your choice, just $12. All ages welcome. Starts at 6 pm. @sharejoymovement has been hosting these great all-level classes as part of the Movement Monday series, and it’s a wonderful way to start your week getting active. Bring your friends! ..Our popular Bingo in the Bottling House is back Wednesday at 6:30. There’s some pretty awesome prizes to win, and it’s always free to play! ..Friday is a special @indyhumane fundraiser themed in all things 90s. The night kicks off at 7 pm with an acoustic set by PJ Party – made up of Joe Minkner and Patti Poland of @dearloserband . There will be burlesque performances from @bunny_beaumont_ , a karaoke hour, food, raffles and more. Break out those chokers, chain wallets and flannels. Free admission, however donations to help the great work @indyhumane does is much appreciated. ..Saturday night we’ll host @indyprov for another amazingly funny live comedy show. These have been a hit. The show runs 8-10 pm, but show up early to grab a seat and a pint! ..Have a great week and we hope to see you soon! We’ve got a few new specials in our taproom to check out as well, so keep your eyes peeled for daily posts about those. Cheers!

February 17, 2020/by indianacitybeer

It was an MC-Flex Friday which means… fresh canned beer and lots of throwback hip-hop. Mosaic, Yo! releases tomorrow at noon. Wish there were words for how good the brewery smells on a hazy canning day. Mmm mmm mosaic! You’re going to love it, Yo! …#indianacity #lovegreatbeer #indianacitybrewing #indianacitybeer #canningday #mcflex #microcanner #brewerylife #brewerslife #behindthebeer @drinkindiana

February 14, 2020/by indianacitybeer

Don’t miss the can release and tapping for Mosaic, Yo! Hazy Pale Ale this Saturday February 15 at noon sharp. We debuted the Yo! series just over a year ago, and we’re already on our seventh release – this time spotlighting the mighty Mosaic hop. Massive whirlpool and dry hop additions of Mosaic in this double dry hopped American pale ale deliver intense stone fruit, tropical mango and earthy pine hop character. Look for Yo! in our taproom as well as around town this winter and early spring. We can’t wait for you to taste the first Yo! of 2020 – Cheers!…#indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #indianacity #lovegreatbeer #ddh #hazypaleale #hazybeer #hazecraze #mosaichops #beerme #instabeer #beerphotography #properglassware #beerlabels #craftbeer @drinkindiana

February 13, 2020/by indianacitybeer

️ – From grain to glass – No matter how different all our beers are, every batch starts the same way with thousands of pounds of grain poured into the grain hopper bag by bag where it is mixed with water and hand-mashed to create the wort for another great beer. Today Beast of Laurey’s started its journey toward the deliciously rich, fruity Belgian Strong Ale we’ve brewed for over 4 years. Look for it’s return later this month, and come in to snag one of the last few bottles of Bourbon Barrel Aged Beast still in stock after this year’s Ales From The Crypt. ..#lovegreatbeer #indianacity #indianacitybrewing #indianacitybeer #brewery #brewerslife #behindthebeer #graintoglass #bbabeast #beastoflaureys #belgianstrongale

February 12, 2020/by indianacitybeer

Come in Wednesday before 9 and check out our mix of amazing $10 carry-out specials including 4 of our delicious barrel aged bombers, which would make a perfect Valentine’s Day gift for any beer lover!…#indianacitybrewing #indianacitybeer #indianacity #lovegreatbeer

February 12, 2020/by indianacitybeer

BIG NEWS! It’s crowler time! Now you can carry out a 32 oz freshly-filled can of anything except our barrel aged releases. Cheers!

February 11, 2020/by indianacitybeer

NEW BEER ALERT We asked our followers back in December which hop they’d like to see featured next in our Yo! Series and we listened. Mosaic, Yo! Hazy Pale Ale is the first Yo! Of the new year debuting this Saturday 2/15. Mark your calendar and be in the taproom at noon for the first taste of this smooth and juicy single-hop wonder. ..#indianacity #indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer @drinkindiana #hazecraze #ddh #ddhapa #doubledryhopped #yohazy #mosaichops #beerme #instabeer #beerlabel

February 10, 2020/by indianacitybeer

Happy Monday! Grab a pal and head out to @sharejoymovement Partner Barre class, continuing our fun series of “Movement Mondays.” This week, enjoy an hour-long class for 2 and 2 complimentary pints only $16! ..We’re debuting our Mosaic, Yo! Hazy Pale Ale on Saturday 2/15 and Sunday we’ll welcome back @goldenapronevents for a Sushi From Scratch class. Space is limited and only 5 spots are left. ..Have a great week!

February 10, 2020/by indianacitybeer

It’s always an amazing night when @rustymk2 is in the house! From everyone at Indiana City, we hope everyone has a safe and happy rest of their night. Thanks so much for everyone who came out to celebrate some big barrel aged beers with us tonight. Cheers from 24 Shelby! ..#indianacity #indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer #alesfromthecrypt #alesfromthecrypt2020

February 8, 2020/by indianacitybeer

The bottles are flying out of here and the taps are flowing. #AlesFromTheCrypt

February 8, 2020/by indianacitybeer

The stage is set… let the awakening begin! #AlesFromTheCrypt2020

February 8, 2020/by indianacitybeer

The crypt rises tomorrow… it’s been a crazy week getting ready for our biggest barrel aged beer release of the year, but now that all the bottles are hand-filled, numbered and wax-dipped, we’re so excited to debut these beauties to our ticketed guests tomorrow. ..This is the 5th release of Crushin’ Roulette BBA Russian Imperial Stout, and this year we also aged this jet black beast of a beer in a fresh-off-the-boat Jamaican rum barrel for an additional variant of our time-honored classic. ..Our Utter Annihilation Double Milk Stout – masterfully redesigned by @ronlewhorn – is also available in both bourbon barrel aged and rum barrel aged variants. ..Beast BBA Belgian Strong Ale is full of rich dark fruit and oaken character and BBA Chupacabra Spiced Chocolate Double Milk Stout – our collaboration brew with @18thstreetbrewery – rises again after spending a year in a Kentucky bourbon barrel and being rustled from its slumber by conditioning it on freshly cracked cinnamon, nutmeg, pure Madagascar vanilla and rich pure cacao. ..Tomorrow is set to be one epic night. Reminder: we will ask for a last call at 5pm before closing to the public from 5:30-8:30 pm and reopening for Burlesque at the Bottling House by @rocketdollrevue. ..#AlesFromTheCrypt #AFTC #AlesFromTheCrypt2019 #AFTC2019 #indianacity #indianacity #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer #bba

February 7, 2020/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.

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