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

We had a blast pouring at #deathandtaxesday. Thanks to @taxmanbrewing for having us outto such a great event! …..#indianacitybrewing #indianacity #taxmanbrewing #beerfest #craftbeer #drinkindiana

April 22, 2018/by indianacitybeer

Record Store Day Gift Card Special!Show us your Record Store Day receipts from @lunamusic , @squarecatvinyl & @indycdandvinyl and we'll give you an Indiana City GIFT CARD EQUAL TO 10% OF YOUR RSD PURCHASES. It's our way of thanking you for supporting these great local businesses and for your pursuit of the finer things in life.Today, 4/21/18 only. We're open Noon to 10PM. Gift Cards may be used towards beer and apparel purchases at our Taproom. In-person only. Receipts must be dated 4/21/18….#rsd2018 #rsd #recordstoreday #INDY #indpls #craftbeer

April 21, 2018/by indianacitybeer

Snap! I’ve got 1 minute. Where’s the catnip?!?. .#420

April 20, 2018/by indianacitybeer

Tonight we debut our BA RIS collaboration with @westforkwhiskey over a delicious array of food provided by @thegardentable. This is a private event for this hyper-limited bottle release and we look forward to seeing you there! A few tickets still remain – link in bio or search for us on Eventbrite. ….#colonelcrushin #indianacitybrewing #westforkwhiskey #thegardentable #gardentable #beerdinner #massave #do317 #keepindyindie

April 11, 2018/by indianacitybeer

FRESHY FRESH BEER ALERT.Earthworm War DDH IPA releases today at Noon sharp here at the brewery. $14 per 4-pack. Pints & Growler Fills also available. ..Brewed in the style of a New England IPA, Earthworm War features whirlpool and massive double dry hop additions of Michigan Copper, Falconer Flight, Cascade hops, creating a super fresh, juicy beer with very low hop bitterness. This one's hazier than your head after a spin in the teacups– Juicier than the truth itself. Earthworm War is the third release of twelve in our 2018 @craftbrewdoodlecrew series…#DDHIPA #HazyIPA #NewEnglandIPA #NorthEastIPA #LoveGreatBeer #Indianapolis #craftbrewdoodlecrew

April 7, 2018/by indianacitybeer

New Beer Tapping: Think Tank Session IPAThis crisp, aromatic offering is the perfect easy-drinking beer to compliment your early spring-time days in the sun!.5.5%abv45ibuHops: Centennial, Michigan Copper, Warrior…..#indianacitybrewing #indianacity #thinktanksessionipa #thinktank #sessionIPA #BEERRELEASE #michigancopper #keepindyindie #do317 #craftbeer #beergeek #lovegreatbeer

April 6, 2018/by indianacitybeer

Passing through @indairport and don’t have time to hit up the taproom? Head over to Fan Zone in Concourse B and snag Beast of Laureys’ our Belgian dark strong! 🏼 ….#iia #indianacitybrewing #indianacity #indianapolis #indianapolisinternationalairport #travel #craftbeer #fanzone #localcraftbeer #beastoflaureys #belgiandarkstrongale

April 3, 2018/by indianacitybeer

Join us at Garden Table on Mass Ave, Wednesday April 11, for the release of our Collaboration with @westforkwhiskey, Colonel Crushin' Russian Imperial Stout aged in West Fork Colonel Wiskey barrels!Guests will be treated to:a tasting line up from Indiana City Brewing Co. and West Fork Whiskeya decadent dinner spread from @thegardentable (see menu below)at 8:00 PM guests will receive a pour of the never before released Colonel Crushin' Russian Imperial Stout aged in West Fork Whiskey barrelsAvailable for purchase will be items from a custom bar menu featuring: 3 beers from Indiana City, 3 cocktails featuring West Fork Whisky, and 1 beer cocktail! Garden Table's regular cocktail and wine menu will be available for the non beer or whiskey drinkers out there. (Please note, ticket price does not include gratuity for service staff.) Dinner Offerings:Hors d’oeuvres: Balsamic Pecan Caramel Corn, Ham Biscuit Sliders with Sorghum, Crudite and CharcuterieBuffet: Mixed Greens Salad, Potato Salad with Roasted Poblanos and Corn, Sweet Potato and Brussels Sprout Hash, Stout Braised Kale, Charred Marinated Flank Steak with Bourbon Onions, Korean BBQ Fried Chicken and Kimchi Waffles, Passion Fruit Glazed Shrimp (Glazed Tofu will also be an option) and Jerk GritsDessert: Roasted Banana Split with Coffee Beans and Butterscotch GranolaLink to Eventbrite tickets in bio!

March 28, 2018/by indianacitybeer

Gutter Demons live at the brewery last night! Thanks to @dahliapresents, MG and The Gas City 3 AND everyone who came out to rock with us!

March 24, 2018/by indianacitybeer

This Friday we are teaming up with the @pacers and bringing the goods for #hopsandhoops. We’ll see you there!

March 21, 2018/by indianacitybeer

Black Lantern, our beloved Black IPA releases this Saturday in the taproom and in cans for the first time. Black Lantern is crafted in the style of an American IPA with an addition of rich roasted malt. It’s a medium-bodied, hop-forward black ale with bright, herbal, earthy hop aroma along with complex resinous hop and mellow malt flavor that finishes smooth. A beer for the darkest days and the blackest nights. ..7.0% abv • 68 ibu.4-Pack 16 oz. Cans: $12Growler Fills and Pints also available.Cans & Growlers sold for carry-out only. First come, first serve. No Limit..#blacklantern #canrelease #indianacitybrewing #indianacity #blackipa #cascadiandarkale #craftbeer #beerporn #indy #keepindyindie

March 15, 2018/by indianacitybeer

Release 3 of the @craftbrewdoodlecrew series is Earthworm War! A DDH IPA brewed with Michigan Copper, Falconer’s Flight & Cascade. Release date TBA!…..#earthwormwar #ddh #craftbrewdoodlecrew #doubledryhopped #canrelease #indianacitybrewing #indianacity #craftbeer #indy #keepindyindie

March 13, 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.