Great find! Off of 31south near Greenwood. Had never visited this store before but I was pleasantly surprised with the enourmous selection of beer in this place. Shelves are really well arranged with prices in plain sight. Killer import selection (Amager, De Dolle, Struise, etc) and a quite wonderful selection of US craft beer, along with a lot of regional and Indiana stuff. Staff was very knowledgable and anxious to help. Outdated stuff seemed pretty well under control via their "blowout" section in the cooler. Craft tastings every Friday is a big plus too! Great store.
store has great selection of fresh and new release beers. staff is great, very friendly, and have a vast amount of knowledge. free beer tastings every friday night are a super bonus. selection is clean, organized, and doesnt show signs of age like other locations in the area and customer satisfatcion is A+. check this store out first and you wont be disappointed. the NUMBER of beer does not show the quality of the store, but this place is a hit no matter where you look!
The two best aspects of purchasing at this location were the selection and the attentive and knowledgeable employees. At first, this store seems nondescript, but towards the back of the store lies a fantastic selection of American craft beers with a decent selection of Belgian and German beers. Additionally, the staff there caters to you by helping you find the best selection that will satisfy your taste and leave your wallet somewhat full. After visiting a few liquor stores, I can highly recommend this store over any in the area.
StFun (11) Indiana | January 24, 2009| Updated April 29, 2009
Ben is really helping to put this store on the craft beer map. Getting a great selection of beer, getting beer minded people behind the counter, and starting to foster a good beer culture is a lot of work, but Ben is doing things the right way, and it is really starting to show. Parti Pak now has some real competition, and I find myself stopping at Crown much more than Pak. You will not be let down at this store.
Just an update: The store is getting better than ever. Ben is really hitting it out of the park and has gotten his store into elite status for Indy. I have been visiting this Crown for a LONG time, and in years past it was just because they sold so little craft beer, that I could still find Three Floyds Gumball Head bombers and Xtra Mild on the shelves. Now I go there because of the selection, prices, and great management.
Joe, the beer expert at the store, is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The inside seems like little more than a seven eleven upon first entering, but the selection is pretty impressive and the prices are very reasonable. Joe’s willingness to answer any of our questions was awesome. Will definitely be visiting frequently.
Smallish stand alone store in the parking lot of larger anchor stores. Really solid selection of midwestern beers including 3F, Founders, New Holland, Dark Horse, Goose Island and others along with other American craft beers (the Bruery, etc) and a strong Belgian and European section (nice selection of Indiana and local craft beer as well). Some beers were sold in six packs and singles while others just in the bombers or 750ml bottles. Some beer sold warm and cold. Talked briefly to the staff, and they seemed passionate about bringing in excellent beer. Definitely worth a stop when in the area.
A treasure chest in central Indiana....Staff is great.....
A hidden jewel, not much to see or expect from the outside or at first glance walking in....
HOWEVER.....pound for pound and by the square foot...this place is amazing.
Vast variety.....singles, sample sixes, imports, locals....found 2 different Geuze....incredible for this area....beer rating notes on shelf on special items....Tasting/Gatherings fridays at 5pm.....pricing seems better than fair....
awesome little hideaway! Go there!