In the summer of 2013, Indiana City Brewing Co. began brewing high-quality, handcrafted ales from the pre-prohibition era Bottling House on Indianapolis’ near eastside. Since then, they have received state-wide awards, released several successful series of limited release beers, brewed countless small-batch experimental beers, and have established series of bourbon barrel-aged beers.
Their brewery taproom, the Bottling House, is a place for the craft beer community to come together and local artists to display their work, perform and collaborate. Indiana City beer can be found on tap and on shelves at selection locations around the city. Indiana City takes great pride in Indianapolis, working hard to add to the craft brewing scene found there.
In November of 2018, Drink Culture podcast came to the Bottling House to talk with owner Ray Kamstra and graphic artist Aaron Scamihorn. They chatted about the roots of Indiana City and the ways art has furthered the vision of the brewery from the start and is actively shaping the experience around the beers they produce. If you’re a fan of the Craft Brew Doodle Club, this podcast is a must listen.
In December of 2018, Barrel Chat podcast stopped by for their first live podcast at Indiana City to talk with head brewers Nick Shadle and Ryan Oesch about their home brewing backgrounds, what designates a hazy beer and breaking down the gose style Indiana City is experimenting with their Primo line. If you’re into learning more about the brewing process, this podcast will be a fun one.
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