Best Breweries In Indianapolis

#1 Taxman Brewing Company
Taxman Brewing Company is dedicated to crafting small-batch, artisanal beers influenced by the various styles found in the US and Europe, all the while pushing the limits on what is currently available in the local microbrewery scene. Our farm-to-table gastropub has 4 seasonal menus that utilize the best options of our local purveyors, with incredible dinner specials every night. Sunday brunch is a combination of Taxman’s twist on breakfast delights combined with our specialty beer cocktails. Website. 

#2 Black Acre Brewing Co.
Located in the historic Indianapolis neighborhood of Irvington, Black Acre Brewing Company is a small batch artisan brewery and taproom that opened in February of 2012. Black Acre’s focus is on brewing and bringing unique beers to the people of Indianapolis, while bringing back the neighborhood brewery so prevalent before prohibition. Website.

#3 St. Joseph Brewery & Public House

#4 Big Lug Canteen
Nora’s locally owned brewery and restaurant specializing in fun, vibrant beers and rotating weekly food specials. Poutine, Nashville hot wings, and homemade breads highlight a menu of foods that are designed to drink beers with and hangout with friends! Website.

#5 Union Brewing Company
At Union Brewing Company, our artisan ales are hand crafted two barrels at a time using time honored traditions, natural ingredients and traditional methods. Our beers are never filtered or force carbonated. They condition and carbonate naturally in casks and are hand drawn by authentic beer engines at the perfect drinking temperature to maximize all the flavors. (No, they are not warm!) We really like beer, and we love cask conditioned real ales. We think you will too! Website 

#6. Sun King Brewing Co
Sun King Brewing Company is an Indianapolis-based Craft Brewery with a focus on continually crafting traditional seasonals and unique specialty beers. Website.

# 7 Cannon Ball Brewing Company
Industrial-rustic brewpub offering a rotating selection of small-batch house beer & American bites. Website. 

#8 Broad Ripple Brewpub
The Broad Ripple Brewpub was established in 1990 by Englishman John Hill, born in Middlesbrough in North Yorkshire, and his wife Nancy, a Hoosier native. It is Indiana’s very first brewpub (a restaurant that brews its own beer) and the oldest operating brewery in the state. The Brewpub was designed to recreate a typical English pub with its dark wood paneling, decorative tin ceiling, and cozy fire place. The Brewpub has one of the largest outdoor cafes in the Village, seating up to seventy people when the weather permits. The Brewpub offers many things to many people. Lively conversation and camaraderie at the bar; a family-friendly atmosphere, where kids are very much welcome; good natured competition in our dart room or a game of bags in our parking lot during the warmer months; surfing the web while having a hand-crafted beer (we have free wifi); or a relaxed meal enjoyed outdoors on a warm Summer’s night, while people-watching on the Monon Trail (and yes you can bring your dog). Website. 

#9 Bier Brewery
THE BIER BREWERY AND TAPROOM is committed to the highest quality and best tasting BIER in Indianapolis. Our small size allows BIER to have the utmost control over the many different variables that go into brewing each hand crafted batch. The results have been delicious, and successful at various events. Website. 

#10 Flat12 Bierwerks
Attached to the Flat12 production facility, the downtown Indy taproom is a popular place for people to enjoy pints and flights of limited releases, seasonal or their favorite Flat12 core beer. Carryout is always available on fresh-as-it-gets draft and packaged product (including Sunday!). The 21+ taproom offers the cozy, relaxed atmosphere of a rustic lounge with an outdoor biergarten, fire pit and seating area. From comedy shows, live music, seasonal parties, community meet-ups, specialty tappings, and brewery tours, there is always something going on at this Indy brewery. Flat12 is also the home of Hoagies & Hops— a sandwich shop featuring authentic Philly hoagies, with creative spins on Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania Dutch specialties. Keep up-to-date on brewery happenings at flat12.me/events Website.

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