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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

Surprise! We uncovered a case of Ghost of Marley in our cooler today, which means these are the very last bottles of this bold holiday-spiced beer with rich vanilla bourbon notes until next holiday season. Don’t forget we’ve got mix-and-match bomber bundle deals this holiday season, so you can get some holiday gifts and maybe even save one for yourself. We won’t tell. …#indianacitybeer #indianacity #indianacitybeer #lovegreatbeer #bba #bourbonbarrelaged #winteroldeale #oldeale

December 10, 2019/by indianacitybeer

We’ve got a BIG beer launching this weekend, and here’s our brewers – Nick and Ryan – to explain all about our Citizen’s Right American Barleywine. From the history which inspired its name to the hoppy character which makes this beer almost akin to a triple IPA – you won’t want to miss this beer while it’s here. @craftcellr Pre-sales launch tomorrow 12/11 at NOON, and the taproom release is this Saturday 12/14! Come out and party with us as we celebrate the repeal of prohibition in our 1920s costumes. Prizes will be awarded to the best guy and gal. Feel free to explore your intuitive side with a tarot reading by @spellsisters and enjoy the complimentary burlesque show courtesy of @rocketdollrevue. Party starts at 6!…#indianacity #indianacitybrewing #indianacitybeer #citizensright #barleywine #americanbarleywine #motuekahops #galenahops #prohibitionrepeal

December 10, 2019/by indianacitybeer

In chemical experiments, catalysts are substances that speed up reactions, yet remain unchanged in the process. Much the same, West Coast IPAs and their bold assertive hop flavor and bitterness drew a great many to the world that is craft beer. They’re a big reason why hop acreage in the US has doubled even since Indiana City opened it’s doors, and still through all the trends – however hazy and adjunct-filled – the West Coast IPA remains. Unchanged. Those that seek novelty might even be refreshed to find something so true to form – so clean and yet so full-flavored, because when something is so right like a good classic West Coast IPA, you can’t go wrong. …Catalyst IPA is on tap now – brewed and dry-hopped with an abundance of Falconer’s Flight, Summit, Cascade and Apollo hops for a classic piney, resinous hop flavor and aroma and flavor that keeps summoning you back. Enjoy the beautiful lacing as you sip away. …#indianacity #indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer #westcoastIPA #westie #classicIPA #AmericanIPA #hophead #beerphotography @drinkindiana

December 9, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Our head brewer Nick keeping an eye on the kettle. There’s nothing like the smell of sour boil morning, and we can’t “tartly” wait until our cranberry mango sour is ready to try later this month. …#indianacitybeer #indianacity #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer #sourbeer #brewerslife @drinkindiana

December 9, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Cheers to the happy couple! Congratulations to the Misickos – we wish you many great adventures on the road ahead.

December 7, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Our first pastry stout of the season – Sticky Sweet – is ready for its debut tomorrow 12/7 at noon… but come in today to get a preview in cookie form courtesy of @4birdsbakery. They took on the challenge of making a version of the oatmeal scotchies our brewer remembers fondly from childhood. They have a bit of orange and tons of butterscotch on top. They’re chewy and delicious, and as you can find out tomorrow – pair perfectly with this rich and decadent stout with its own dose of butterscotch and orange. The vibrant can art is courtesy of the esteemed local artist @jingoillo who adds his name to the list of amazing Indy Artist Series collaborators. So many reasons to raise a snifter – cheers!…#indianacity #indianacitybrewing #indianacitybeer #lovegreatbeer #pastrystout @drinkindiana #indianapolis #beerphotography #beerme #beerandcookies #darkbeerlovers #stout #butterscotchstout #oatmealscotchies #scotchies #indyartistseries #indyartist

December 6, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Pastry stout perfection is now in cans. Sticky Sweet Oatmeal Scotchies Pastry Stout Drops tomorrow at noon!..#indianacity #indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer #pastrystout #canningday #brewery #brewerslife @drinkindiana

December 6, 2019/by indianacitybeer

“The day will again dawn upon Indiana when a man can drink what he wants, when personal liberty will once again be a citizen’s right.” ..It’s been 86 years since the the 21st Amendment was ratified, repealing Prohibition. It’s a good day today to toast the freedom that was withheld for more than a decade. As many might know, our taproom was once the bottling house for the Home Brewing Co. – one of the oldest breweries in Indiana, who couldn’t sustain their business once the 18th Amendment was on the books. The founders are credited with that quote, which adorns our walls and gave inspiration for our big, bold Citizen’s Right Barleywine due to debut next Saturday. ..We’ll be celebrating December 14 with a party to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition. Come out at 6pm in your best bootlegger and flapper attire and enjoy a chance to have a personal tarot reading by the Spell Sisters and a live burlesque show by The Rocket Doll Revue. We hope to see you there! …#indianacity #indianacitybrewing #indianacitybeer #lovegreatbeer #citizensright #repealday #repealprohibition #21stamendment #barleywine @drinkindiana @do317

December 5, 2019/by indianacitybeer

From Sticky Sweet Pastry Stout to the return of Citizen's Right and fresh Craft Brew Doodle Crew Hazy IPA – Indiana City is bringing exciting releases and events to your holiday season.

December 5, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Would it even be a pastry stout if there wasn’t a giant bucket of sweets involved? If you can’t make it for the release of our Sticky Sweet Oatmeal Scotchies Pastry Stout with butterscotch and orange, head over to our @craftcellr page and pre-order your 4-pack while you still can. We’ve nearly sold out of our pre-sale allotment in the first 10 hrs! We’ve extended the pick-up window for this beer until Christmas Eve and don’t forget – proxies are welcome with Craft Cellr. Cheers to our first pastry stout of the season and this is part of our #IndyArtistSeries – so be sure to check out the great artwork courtesy of @jingoillo. …#indianacity #indianacitybrewing #indianacitybeer #lovegreatbeer @drinkindiana

December 4, 2019/by indianacitybeer

T-minus 10 days until we kick off our Prohibition Repeal Celebration cohosted by @rocketdollrevue and @spellsisters. Come in your finest bootlegger and flapper costumes and toast your citizen’s right with a fresh batch of our acclaimed Citizen’s Right Barleywine. Burlesque in the Bottling House has no cover for the December 14 performance, but bring your tipping dollars and keep your eyes peeled for more on one of our most fun nights all year. The party kicks off at 6. …#indianacity #indianacitybrewingco #indianacitybrewing #indianacitybeer #lovegreatbeer @rocketdollrevue @spellsisters #do317 @do317 #indianapolis

December 4, 2019/by indianacitybeer

Art come to life! Enjoy @jingoillo’s time-lapse of the Sticky Sweet Pastry Stout label from first sketch to final product, and set a reminder because a very exclusive PRESALE allotment of this Indy Artist Series release GOES LIVE at NOON tomorrow (12/4) on the @craftcellr app or for Android users. The link is in our bio, so subscribe now and don’t miss any of our limited releases. Don’t forget, proxies are allowed and the pickup window for this beer will be extended to Christmas Eve for anyone coming back to Indy for the holidays….#indianacity #indianacitybeer #indianacitybrewing #lovegreatbeer @drinkindiana #indyartist #beerlabel #beerlabelart #labelillustration #illustration #digitalillustration

December 3, 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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