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Beer Available At Flat 12 Bierwerks (arranged by most recent)
Flat 12 Big Black Dog 68 , Flat 12 Van Pogue , Flat 12 One Sky Pale Ale , Flat 12 Lacto-Matic Milk Stout 72, Flat 12 Pogues Run Porter 93, Flat 12 Massive Retaliation , Flat 12 Baby New Year Mild Ale , Flat 12 Clown Tears Extra Pale , Flat 12 Nunmoere Black ABA 93, Flat 12 / Black Acre Crap Shoot Indiana Common , Flat 12 Centeno Grande , Flat 12 King Cake Porter , Flat 12 Mud Bug Amber , Flat 12 Van Pogue Barrel Aged Porter , Flat 12 Kattenstoet Belgian Pale Ale , Flat 12 Gingerbread IPA , Flat 12 Brandy Barrel Aged Owd Gordo , Flat 12 Rye Barrel Aged Farmageddon , Flat 12 Penrod 22 , Flat 12 Walkabout Pale Ale 93
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Alerider (42) Indianapolis, Indiana | November 19, 2011| Updated May 24, 2012
80 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
new, small microbrewery in an up-and-coming neighborhood. little atmosphere, not much seating inside, recently opened a pleasant beer garden outside, mostly carry out. good beers, nice variety, great people.
fredandboboflo (62) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | November 13, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
A wonderfully unassuming spot in a secluded-feeling business-residential hybrid area. An employeeís dog was trotting about the place, not sure if that means patronsí dogs are welcome. Heat turned off on a cool autumn day, everybody had their coats on (take it as you will, but I see it as a positive.) All the servers seemed to be into the beer, and of course the patrons were as well, since there would be no other reason to find yourself in this neck of the woods. Nice music selection which included a couple songs from Cakeís debut album. Not a huge deal, but noteworthy as a Cake fan since itís quite unusual to hear said album in public places. Though not overloaded with selections, they have a solid line-up of American-style brews, hop-forward, exquisitely brewed, and delectably fresh. Pizzas coming from a truck outside smelled luscious. A place Iíd love to have next door.
LilBeerDoctor (335) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | November 13, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
A brewery just outside downtown Indy. As you enter there is an area for growler fills and pints (poured in plastic cups). There is a separate area on the right for samples (free, 4 oz.). This area also contains some wired metal (outdoor-esqe) tables. Oh, and shopping carts that have been converted into chairs. There is music playing. No TVs of course. There is an outdoor patio area. They have pizzas available which are made in a trailer outside (I think - I didnít get one, but they sure smelled good!). They have 4 regular taps and a couple of seasonals/one-offs, all great stuff. I was very impressed with the quality of their beers. This is probably one of the better (or best) new breweries in Indy. A great place (certainly unique) to hang out and enjoy some great beer.
ultrashuai (30) Bloomington, Indiana | October 10, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Easily the best brewery/brewpub in Indianapolis. The beer is excellent. If youíre ever in a bar that has a Flat 12 on tap, first consider yourself lucky because itís hard to keep up and currently only available in Indiana, then order it.
Like other Indy breweries, hours are limited so be sure to check before you visit. Also write down the directions because theyíre very difficult to find, but theyíre on Dorman in a red building. Also like other Indiana breweries (not brewpubs), samples are free and served in tiny plastic cups. Growler fills are also available but, at this brewery, you can actually buy a pint in a plastic cup. Flat 12 is smart in separating their growler/pint area with their sample area, as this keeps line build-ups down to a minimum. Growler fills are $8 for their more standard beers (like the excellent IPA and porter) and $14 for their rarer, specialty ones. The specialty ones are tapped roughly once per week and are likely to be available less than a week. You will not find these outside of the brewery.
The "Flat 12" name is a reference to a type of engine, and a homage to Indyís racing heritage. This was only recently explained to me because I know nothing about racing.
Like all breweries, expansion is in the plans. Bottling is in the near future, but keeping up with demand is the first order of business. They have a list of places where you can find them on tap, but itís actually not correct because businesses often arenít able to keep them on tap as they often canít get them.
Food is available outside in a truck. Itís mostly pizza. Thereís also a large projection TV for watching things like football while you hang out and drink. There are these interesting converted shopping carts to sit in as well as regular chairs and tables.
This is a must-visit while in Indy or even in Indiana.
MmmcKay (13) Brentwood, Tennessee | September 11, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 17/20
First brewery on my whirlwind tour through Indy. Hit 3 brewery/brewpubs. Great place to start. Samples were no charge and the staff was friendly as can be. They helped me with directions and had great suggestions on other places to hit on my trip. Beers are very up to date in style. They certainly like their hops. The amber, pale, and IPA are at 42.7, 43.2, and 104.1 IUBs respectively. That amber was hoppy and the best one Iíve had in a looong while. All eight beers rated above 3. I really really enjoyed 6 of the 8. The tasting room is a very accommodating in size. Good crowd but not crowded. Really fun. Wish I could have stayed longer but duty calls.
Block (29) Indianapolis, Indiana | June 22, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of beers to sample. Great atmosphere with a very knowledgeable staff.
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