Ordering a beer isn't always so simple. The choices are endless, ranging from pale ales to stouts, fruity to hoppy - and even some unique, out-of-the-box craft brews. Hamilton County, Indiana is home to more than 15 local breweries. Here's where you can find beer in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and the Northern Towns.

Barley Island Brewing Company

Located just off the Historic Noblesville Square, Barley Island describes itself as a “humble hangout” with house-brewed beers, pub food and live music.

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Dirty Helen

Yelp Insight

“This is our favorite local brewery for the most important thing- the beer. Dirty Helen, Blind Tiger, Flat Top, Black Majic Java- these are reasons their beer is award-winning. Simply the best consistently brewed beer you will find. The bar is the best place to be seated and has a laid-back, hippy (not hipster) college town feel. The staff are friendly and attentive.” – Yelper Theresa R.

Bier Brewery North

A family-owned brewery and taproom, Bier Brewery North is a family-friendly establishment serving bier, wine, cider, hard seltzer and food.

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Weizengoot

Yelp Insight

“Best beer and best pretzels around. All around great atmosphere and I love their patio! They have a great selection of brews.” – Yelper Britany P.

Books & Brews

If you like beer and books, this is the place for you. Books & Brews is a used bookstore-themed brewpub and craft beer taproom with a location in Noblesville.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Stout

Yelp Insight

“The location, setting, concept, and beer are fantastic. Five stars for amazing beer in a relaxing environment with people I love…It is also great in that it has the beer hall feel while still being family-friendly. It's a great place to meet other parents to drink with the kids in tow.” – Yelper Scott N.

Danny Boy Beer Works

Founder Kevin “KP” Paul grew up in an Irish neighborhood in Detroit, and his father was a recreational home brewer. KP’s dream of owning a brewery and corner-style pub came true when Danny Boy opened in 2014 in the Village of West Clay.

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Training Day American Pale

Yelp Insight

“Great local brewery. Situated in the middle of a neighborhood. First time going, trust your GPS, yes did I say it is in the middle of a neighborhood!!! Great selection of their own beers but also have a wide variety of local rotating taps.” – Yelper Michael M.

Deviate Brewing

As the name suggests, the brews here “deviate” from the norm. Owners Mike and Greg believe craft beer should be fun and push the envelope of what is traditional.

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Hop Supremacy

Yelp Insight

“One of the best breweries around. They have great beer and are willing to create unusual brews that you won't find anywhere else. The brewer and the rest of the staff really care about the beer and the customers. I try to stop by regularly because there is always something new.” – Yelper Chris Y.

Field Brewing

Find Field Brewing in downtown Westfield along SR-32, complete with a spacious patio and lawn games for the whole family to enjoy.

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Shift Change

Yelp Insight

“This is one of my absolute favorite places. They have a seasonal, rotating menu and a good variety of both healthy and comfort food options. They brew their own beer, which is always top-notch. (Their lightest beer is called "Our Lightest Beer," which I find hilarious.)” – Yelper Laura W.

Four Day Ray Brewing

Recalling the local Nickel Plate District heritage, a “Four Day Ray” is a railroad employee who habitually called off work one day a week.

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Peanut Butter Porter

Yelp Insight

“The best spot in Fishers as far as food, beer, and atmosphere! Love sitting in the taproom and trying some of the rotating drafts! Great service and staff too.” – Yelper Sam D.

Grand Junction Brewing Co. Tap Room

A Westfield original, Grand Junction serves the community from its taproom and production facility near Grand Park. Westfield’s rich history inspired the name, a nod to both the Monon and Midland Railroads that once crisscrossed Westfield, and the Underground Railroad for which the city is known.

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Mulligan Scottish Ale

Yelp Insight

“Great spot with great beers!  Lots of indoor and outdoor seating as well as cornhole darts and games. The beers that I had were excellent and talking to the owner you can tell that they are very passionate about brewing. Definitely worth a try if you are in the Indianapolis area!” – Yelper Michael S.

MashCraft Fishers

MashCraft has an unassuming exterior, but inside you’ll be greeted by an industrious vibe and friendly staff serving a diverse range of brews.

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Jamaica Joe

Yelp Insight

“Wonderful local brewery with excellent beer, stellar food and fantastic service. We love coming here to relax on a weekend and enjoy a great beer and some great snacks! This trip didn't disappoint and is the perfect day to relax!” – Yelper Sable S.

Primeval Brewing

Primeval Brewing is a unique European-inspired craft brewery located in historic downtown Noblesville. Born from the vibrant homebrewing community, the founders are inspired by the classic beer styles of Germany, Britain, and Belgium.

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Hefeweizen

Yelp Insight

“Primeval Brewing is a home brewer-owned brewery in downtown Noblesville. The owners are state and national award-winners and the beers taste like it! They're not the place to go for your birthday cake milkshake-flavored beers…They focus on German and English styles and do a great job of it (they do also have a delicious IPA, to be fair -- it's mainly European hopping with a hint of American).” – Yelper Emily B.

Sun King

If you’re from Indiana, you’ll recognize the Sun King brand and its lineup of fresh, local beers. Take your pick between the locations in Midtown Carmel or Fishers District, both with rooftop patios and a food hall.

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Orange Vanilla Cream Ale

Yelp Insight

“Sun King is just one of those spots that we are regulars at! Their beer and food selection is just amazing. I love their "when the lights go out" Porter, if you love dark beers you've got to try this one.” – Yelper Isabelle M.

Union Brewing Company

You’ll know you’ve arrived at Union Brewing Company when you see the expansive outdoor patio with firepits and likely some live music playing in the background. It’s conveniently located off the Monon Trail, so it’s easy to walk or ride your bike to the brewery.

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The Bad Guy Imperial Stout

Yelp Insight

“A good place to grab a beer off the Monon Trail. I use this place sometimes as a reward for running: I'll run on the Monon for a while until I get to Union, and then jog my sweaty self up to the bar and get a nice cold pint. I hate running, but I will run for beer.” – Yelper Nicole S.

Upland Brewing Co. Carmel Tap House

For fans of the original Upland location in Bloomington, rejoice: the Carmel location serves up the same great beers. Take a seat at the bar or enjoy your beer on the patio.

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Dragonfly IPA

Yelp Insight

“Let's not kid anyone... this is a perfect spot for a beer lover to sit down and grab some delicious pints. While Upland is most well-known for its Wheat beer and Dragonfly IPA, I have started gravitating to their sours recently. They constantly are cycling in/out new variations, but their base sour mash is some of the best in the state.” – Yelper Nathan F.

Urban Vines Winery & Brewery

Urban Vines started as a winery but quickly expanded its offerings to include beer. They also offer charcuterie boards, a food menu, live music on the weekends and an expansive patio for hanging out with friends.

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Mad Scientist

Yelp Insight

“A hidden gem in Westfield! Great atmosphere complete with outdoor seating, live music and incredible wine/beer options! Definitely recommend!” – Yelper Corrie B.

BrewsLine Bus Tours

Ready to check out Hamilton County’s best breweries? Let the Brewsline be your guide. You’ll visit three to four breweries and sample tastings of their current brews. Throughout the tour, Brewsline staff will share facts about craft beer, the brewers and their history.

 

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