If you visit Indianapolis.... - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > If you visit Indianapolis....

Thread Tools
Old 08-15-2011, 12:09 AM   #1
Jul 2009
Macungie, PA
Posts: 332
Liked 12 Times on 10 Posts

Take the time to visit Sun King brewery and Flat 12 Bierwerks. Both places had some great selection. Sun King's tasting area is in very close proximity to their production line and had a lively atmosphere. The people waiting on you didn't give you and sort of information about the flavor profile of each beer. They did have a pale ale that was flavored with spruce needles. It was god-awful. A friend described it as putting the evergreen car fresheners into a blender and drinking it. What I really didn't like was that they had 8 beers on tap and you got 4 tickets which allowed you to taste 4 beers. As I type I am enjoying their Osiris Pale Ale. Sun King Brewery

Flat 12 was very laid back and had 16 beers on tap. You could sample every beer and the server guided you through the tasting. Our server gave flavor profiles and, if applicable, any noteable hops that were used. Their Walkabout Pale Ale was hopped with Galaxy hops and really smelled and tasted of passion fruit. It was quite refreshing, but I couldn't see myself having more than one. My favorite was their tangerine robust porter. Hints of molasses and coffee up front and then it finished with citrus and spice (from the tangerine & coriander addition). Flat 12 Bierwerks

Both places are worth checking out if you are in the area. As a bonus they're only 2 or 3 blocks from each other.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 12:17 AM   #2
DoubleAught's Avatar
May 2011
Seymour, Indiana
Posts: 1,247
Liked 106 Times on 81 Posts

Those are both very good. Indy and the surrounding areas are exploding with craft breweries within the last few years. We even have one in the little town I live in that is down right amazing. There is another in Greenwood which is a suburb of Indy called Oaken Barrel. It's a brew pub/restaurant that has some outstanding concoctions on tap.
In their efforts to regulate beer quality, the ancient Babylonians, who were among history's earliest brewers, decreed that any commercial beermaker who sold unfit beer would be drowned in their own libation.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 01:34 AM   #3
Jun 2011
Ann Arbor, MI
Posts: 67

I'm going to be in INDY next weekend with the in-laws. I'll have to drag FIL to at least one of these, I doubt he will fight too hard.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 02:56 AM   #4
Jan 2011
Indianapolis, Indiana
Posts: 669
Liked 20 Times on 15 Posts

I'm outing myself, but I don't like Sun King all that much.

I would recommend New Day Meadery in the Fountain Square neighborhood. It's a very laid back vibe and the owners are amazing.

Bier Brewery makes good beer, but their hours are crazy and they are usually so busy I don't bother.

Or you could come by Guion House Brewery. We have a fine selection of ales here right now.

Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2011, 12:51 PM   #5
Jun 2011
Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 532
Liked 58 Times on 43 Posts

Originally Posted by HoosierDaddyBrew View Post
Those are both very good. Indy and the surrounding areas are exploding with craft breweries within the last few years.
I concur.

Trash Paper Brew Werks

Shirts and stuff

Reply With Quote
Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beers in or around indianapolis lunchbox General Beer Discussion 8 07-07-2011 03:22 PM
Where to visit San Francisco SouthernBrewMan General Beer Discussion 14 04-19-2011 04:14 AM
San Francisco Visit BulldogBrewer General Beer Discussion 6 10-10-2010 07:20 PM
brewshops in indianapolis dubbel dutch General Beer Discussion 1 03-20-2008 02:23 PM
Going to Indianapolis bluelou6 General Beer Discussion 6 12-04-2007 01:54 AM

Forum Jump