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We need your grassroots support to build our brewery in the old brewery building at 24 Shelby St.

YOU DID IT!

Our campaign is 100% funded one day ahead of our deadline. Thanks for all the support. We can't wait to start building Indiana City and brewing for you.

Please keep pledging. We can raise beyond our goal.

If you were planning to pledge today, Friday, August 10th, please don't let our success stop you. All money pledged before 8:50am Saturday August, 11th will be matched by an investor.

Thank You!

Indiana City is a microbrewery opening in Indianapolis. We're bringing beer back to the old brewery building at 24 Shelby Street on Indy's near East side.

We're starting off small with big plans for the future. Your contribution AT ANY LEVEL helps get us to the starting line– our beer in your glass. Thanks for your early support!

How's this work?

• We need tons of small donations from local-minded beer lovers like you so we can start brewing at a commercial level.

• Kickstarter allows us this chance to build the local community-based support we need.

• Kickstarter will only charge your card and disburse the money to our business if we reach the $34,000 goal by Saturday Aug 11 at 8:50am.

• If we can reach $34,000 by August 11th, an investor will then contribute matching funds which will allow us to get started.

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Thanks so much!

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Quality Beer. Locally Supported.

We love great beer. Our small-batch, hand-crafted approach celebrates the art and tradition of brewing. We brew beers that make sense and we put tons of effort into each batch. Our mission is to make high-quality big ales for craft beer drinkers. Starting on the foundation of traditional styles, we take it up a notch with specialty spices, aromatic hops and increased alcohol.

Here in Indy, local is king. Hoosiers want fresh beer, they want quality and they want variety. Indy is embracing craft beer now more than ever. We’re returning to the days when the beer we drank was made locally. At Indiana City, we take great pride in Indy as a growing craft beer city and we're honored to add our beer to this local beer culture.

We're bringing beer back to the old pre-prohibition brewery building located at 24 Shelby Street near downtown. Besides being a great location, we love the space and there’s so much beer history in the building. It was the bottling house of The Home Brewing Company.

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The Art of Craft Beer

We understand the important role of visual arts in the craft beer experience. When you smell and taste a beer you're experiencing the artistry of the brewer who made it. The visual aesthetic of the label on the bottle or the tap handle it was poured from affects that experience too. Done well, we believe visual art heightens that experience and leads to an even greater respect for beer.

In time, Indiana City will be an outlet for local artists to display their work, perform, collaborate and expand local creative expression. Though we have no plans to bottle or can in the first couple years, the visual arts will be woven into every beer we brew.

Complementing the creative nature of our beer, the tasting room design will feature an old-world urban aesthetic which pulls together the rustic natural elements of the Indiana countryside with the artistic edge found in the local community.

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Indiana City will produce beer on a slightly larger than “nano” scale. A small amount of our beer will be self-distributed to a handful of select craft beer bars in Indy, several of which already plan to put our beer on tap.

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The Beer

Along with our year round beers Yacht Rock, Shadow boxer, and Beyond the Pale, we’ll be releasing limited seasonal brews. Before long, we’ll be filling growlers at our taproom near downtown, and we’ll be on tap at select bars and restaurants across Indianapolis.

YEAR ROUND BEERS

Yacht Rock  wheat ale
6.0% ABV  |  19 IBU  |  4.3 SRM
This Belgian style wheat ale is a light-bodied, crisp, slightly tart and lightly hopped golden beer with a fine-bubbled bright white head. This beer won blue-ribbon in national homebrewing competition.

Shadow Boxer  oatmeal stout
7.0% ABV  |  44 IBU  |  55 SRM
This is a black, full-bodied ale with mild roasted grain aroma, coffee flavor and moderate spicy hop bitterness. A diverse combination of flavors all below a creamy brown head.

Beyond the Pale  pale ale
7.2% ABV  |  59 IBU  |  5.4 SRM
A twist on the Belgian style, this beer has higher than traditional hop flavor and aroma and alcohol content. Specialty spices add natural citrusy-pine flavor and aroma to this well-balanced ale.

Planned seasonal releases include an American IPA, Double IPA, Breakfast Stout, and a Porter.

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What's in a name?

The name Indiana City is the literal definition of “Indianapolis” and it also highlights a sentiment of mine. Indy is the major city in Indiana and I take great pride in its growing arts scene and beer culture. The creative energy here in Indy is truly comparable to what you find in bigger cities. It’s on a smaller scale, but the work ethic and artistic talent found in the community here is second to none. I want Indiana City to grow in this community as the community grows along with it, one pint at a time.

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Thanks you for your support!

FAQ

  • As little or as much as you are comfortable with. Seriously. We don't expect you to dig deep or rearrange your monthly budget to support our brewery.

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  • Yes. You can always increase your pledge later on as long as you do it before the end of the campaign.

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  • We're shooting for late 2012. As anyone in the brewing industry can tell you, there is no way to accurately estimate the amount of time it will take to acquire the proper permits and equipment. We are confident in our rough estimate, and we'll be brewing for you as soon as possible. We will always keep you in the loop on our progress.

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