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Water may be Indiana’s official beverage but it’s National Beer Day, so let’s raise a pint to one of the oldest drinks on earth!

In surveys and polls over the past two decades, American drinkers consistently choose beer as their favorite alcoholic beverage. The beer industry in the United States turns annual profits of over 100 billion dollars.

Craft breweries make up 10% of the nation’s total beer sales and continue to grow in popularity. The total of breweries in the United States has now climbed to more than 18,0000.

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What Are The Highest Ranked Breweries In Indianapolis?

While researching, I came across a lineup that placed Pizza Hut on a list of popular Indianapolis breweries. So, I kept looking. According to Trip Savvy, these are the best breweries in Indy.

  • Sun King Brewery– Located at 135 N College Ave in Indy is where you’ll find Sun King Breweries. Since Opening in 2009, Sun King Brewery has won more Great American Beer Festival® and World Beer Cup® medals combined than any other Indiana brewery. Now available on tap and in cans at over 1000 locations throughout Indiana, Sun King has grown into the second-largest beer brewer in the state of Indiana. They are open 7 days a week and they offer tours for anyone over 21.


  • Metazoa Brewing Company-Located at 140 S College Ave, Metazoa Brewing Company has put an emphasis on beer and animals. Since opening in 2016, they have donated 5 percent of all of their profits to organizations that support animal welfare and wildlife. This brewery is pet-friendly and the beers fall into malty, light, and hoppy categories. 


  • Bier Brewery-Located at 5133 E 65th St, what started as a nanobrewery, expanded in 2015 to a 20-barrel system in order to keep pace with growing demand for its product. Bier Brewery has won state-wide and national competitions. They offer German-style Weizengoot hefeweizen, PDG Pale Ale, and Special Kolsch, along with a rotating variety of IPAs, APAs, porters, and ales.


  • Broad Ripple Brewpub-Located at 842 E 65th St in in Broad Ripple Village, this Brewpub has been pulling pints since 1990. Broad Ripple Brewpub is Indiana’s very first brewpub and is the oldest operating brewery in the state. Designed to recreate a typical English pub with dark wood paneling, leaded stained glass windows, decorative tin ceiling, and a cozy fire place, Broad Ripple Brewpub serves the house favorites—IPA, Lawn Mower Pale Ale, Monon Porter, and Extra Special Bitter.


  • Big Lug Canteen-Located at 1435 E 86th St, Big Lug specializes in downright good brew with solid menu selections for every palate. The father and son duo who operate the Canteen specialize in food pairings with freshly made beer all in one location.


  • Centerpoint Brewing Company-Located at 1125 E Brookside Ave Suite 2B, Centerpoint has Gold Kolsch, Black American Porter, and Blood Orange IPA on tap all year long. The engineers behind the brewing strive to create balanced, approachable beers that appeal to both craft beer-geeks and casual American-macro drinkers alike.


  • Saint Joseph Brewery and Public House-Located at 540 N College Ave, the brewery housed in a former catholic church serves pints of Confessional IPA, Benevolent Belgian Blond, and Cornerstone Kolsch. Called “the most unique dining experience in Indy since 2015”, the brewery also claims to be a great date-night location due to it’s high ceilings, airy atmosphere and live music.