There’s no shortage of breweries in Indiana. This is evident by simply walking around Broad Ripple, Mass Ave or downtown, or even taking a drive through Fishers or Carmel. As of last year, Indiana boasted a total of 127 breweries making it the 15th state with the most breweries in the country. Check out some of our faves below!
Sun King Brewery | Downtown, Fishers, Carmel (Coming Soon)
It’s only fitting that the first brewery on this list be Indy’s own Sun King Brewery. This once small outfit started off with just 12 taps in a half empty warehouse on S. College Ave. Now, they’ve not only expanded their flagship location into an all-out beer campus, but they’ve opened a small batch brewery in Fishers and will soon break ground on a massive complex in Carmel.
Upland Brewing Co. | Bloomington, SoBro, Carmel, Columbus
Another one of the now-classic breweries in the Hoosier state is Upland Brewing Co. What started off in Bloomington as a local brew pub for Indiana University students and local southern Indiana residents has now spread its reach across the state, bringing their Champagne Velvet, Wheat Ale and Dragonfly IPA right along with them.
Triton Brewing Company | Fort Harrison, Broad Ripple
With it’s headquarters right off Fort Harrison State park and a super cozy tasting room in the heart of Broad Ripple, Triton Brewing Company is the perfect place to grab a brew this winter. Check them out this month as they tap their Ale Pacino Mocaccino, a coffee and organic chocolate-infused milk-brown ale.
Fountain Square Brewery | Fountain Square
Fountain Square Brewery is housed in a building equally as unique as the beer itself. Located near the center of the neighborhood, these beer-loving guys and gals have donned their walls with local artwork, and even built a live music stage amongst the brewing barrels.
Three Floyds Brewing Co. | Munster
While Three Floyds may be the furthest away in distance, it’s one of the closest in the hearts of craft beer lovers in Indiana. From the citrus zing of their famed Gumballhead Wheat, to the powerfully flavored – and hard to find – Zombie Dust IPA, Three Floyds has taken their motto, “Not Normal”, to unprecedented levels.
Black Acre Brewing Company | Irvington
The historic Irvington neighborhood has been quickly transforming into the next “it” neighborhood, in part because of the success of Black Acre. Here, small batches breed big love as local Irvingtonians have fallen head-over-heels for Black Acre’s laid-back home on E. Washington St.
Tin Man Brewing Co. | Evansville
Tin Man’s old-school tavern in Evansville mixes modern-day processes with their beautiful late 19th century tavern. You heard that right, Tin Man is housed in an old boarding house which was built in 1869. They invite beer drinkers in to wind down, sip on a Rhubarb Soul Ale and take part in some winter imbibing.
Big Woods Brewing Company | Nashville, Bloomington, Speedway, Franklin
As part of their Indiana domination, Big Woods Brewing Company has not only taken over the beloved tourist town of Nashville, but built locations in Speedway, Franklin and Bloomington. As possibly the coziest of all the breweries on this list, Big Woods feels like you’ve entered a log cabin; the wood-fired pizza and creamy ales don’t hurt either.
Flat 12 Bierwerks | Indianapolis, Jeffersonville
I know what you’re thinking, ‘Finally, a brewery that doesn’t call itself a brewery.” Flat 12 Bierwerks is just as game-changing as its name suggests. Their barn-style flagship location in the Holy Cross neighborhood not only houses a plethora of delectable brews – like their recent collaboration with Indy’s Tinker Coffee called Downtown Tinker Brown Coffee Brown Ale – but they also host live music, stand-up comedy and other awesome performances.
Moontown Brewing Co. | Whitestown
As the newest brewery on our list, Moontown Brewing Co. in Whitestown will open its doors to the public this very month, with an official grand-opening slated for mid-March. Moontown took over the historic Whitestown High School which they’ve transformed into a brewery, restaurant and event space.
Mashcraft Brewing |Indianapolis, Greenwood, Fishers (Coming Soon)
Mashcraft prides itself on its delicious selection of uniquely flavored brews. Stop by their newly opened Delaware St. or Greenwood location for a snifter of their Raspberry Milk Stout or a pint of their Ginger Snap Spiced Ale, both which just so happen to be perfect winter companions. Stay tuned for their upcoming Fishers location as well.
Books & Brews | Indianapolis, Zionsville, Brownsburg & More
Books & Brews has used its distinctive idea of melding both a brewery and a bookstore to open up locations all over Indiana, literally. Their first location on the Northside of Indy lead to openings in Brownsburg, Speedway, Zionsville, Muncie, Carmel and even a franchise brewery in Denver, Co. Coming in 2018, look out for Books & Brews in Broad Ripple, near UIndy and Speedway. After all, what better way to get cozy than by curling up with a book and a beer.
Metazoa Brewing Co. | Indianapolis
Each brewery on this list has their own special angle, and Metazoa’s may be the cuddliest. Located on S. College Ave between Fountain Square and Mass Ave – and offering one of the best views of the downtown skyline – Metazoa not only allows dogs inside, but donates 5% of its profits to animal and wildlife organizations. So grab your pup and head over to Metazoa’s fur-friendly brewery for a cuddle and Cream Ale.
Centerpoint Brewing Company | Indianapolis
Centerpoint took over an abandoned warehouse/factory and turned it into one of the most exciting new breweries in the city. The open layout is filled with industrial designs, repurposed furniture and old-school arcade games for good measure. It also doesn’t hurt that their Spiced German Lager and Dry Irish Stout are super delicious, too.