Kahnís was the one beer store I planned on visiting when in Indianapolis and I am glad to have made the trip. It is located on a main road and is pretty easy to find. Parking is plentiful in the small strip mall lot.
While it is obvious that the store caters to wine customers, they do a very good job on beer selection with the limited space. The back right section of the store is dedicated to beer, both in coolers and on shelves. They have a pretty good system of categorization too. English, Belgian, American, Regional etc. A pretty good selection of singles too. They had a nice selection of rarities and vintage stuff like J.W. Leeís, Harveyís, Three Floydís seasonals and a nice selection of local brews like Oaken Barrel and Mad Anthony.
The service is pretty good, even though when I visited the &quo;beer guy&quo; was not present, so they were hesitant to break up 6-packs. They probably would have if I pushed, and they were pleasant folks.
This spot is definitely worth a visit if you are in the Indianapolis area. It is only about 10 minutes from downtown.
Well, I stopped here last year in the old location. It was a treasure trove of rare beers, but very cramped and with no logical arrangement. I visited the new location today to find a large, spacious store with even more beer and very good organization. The sheer amount of beer was staggering and it took me a while to comb through it all. It makes me wonder how much of it is rotated properly. Chance you take, I guess. Very nice rare stuff available. All kinds of imports and regional stuff along with a few better known micros from other locations in the states. Mandatory stop in Indianapolis.
Excellent beer store where I could find a large variety of beers that I was looking for as a rare traveller in the midwest. The selection of imported goods was solid, like that of the countryís very good beer stores. The prices were alright, I must say Iíve seen cheaper prices, but did not feel offended and Iím not familiar with prices in the area, but the pints were cheaper than what Iím used to. Of particular interest to me were (Sept 08) 6-8 different Schlafly including 2 reserves, 6-7 from Bluegrass, both 750 and 330mL, Stuff from Thirsty Dog, Mad Anthony, Three Floyds (including Behemoth, Gorch Fork, Dreadnaught...), many vintage JW Lees. On parallel, the staff made sure, a couple of times, that we had what we needed. They did not go beyond that (many places offer freebies when you buy 200$ of beer), but it was agreeable.
Stopped here after the Indiana Brewers Guild Summer Fest. Newer building than I expected from the picture. Parking lot in front. Good selection of beers on left side of store with shelfs for bombers and six packs. Good selection but not great. I will not make a special trip, but if in town worth the stop.
Stopped by here after a quick trip to upland, do them jointly. Wharehouse style format, staff was helpful, I got asked several times if I needed help. Lots of 6 packs including all 3F fresh and easy to get, lots of Sun King too. Had lots of normally 6 pack beers as singles so there is plenty to tick. Worth stopping by. Price was pretty good, but the 3f was the same price as Chicago so that blows.
Nice big wine, liquor, and beer store along Keystone in Indianapolis. The beer aisle is extensive, with a ton of Belgians and Germans and other European stuff. Some American crafts are really well represented here and others not so much. I was hoping for a lot more Three Floyds, but found only Alpha King, Gumballhead, and Blackheart- the cheap liquor store I went to the night before even had a few Three Floyds, so this place should have had way more. There are plenty of locals in stock, which was great, and I found some discounted Upland barrel-aged beers. The prices for some out-of-state crafts are shockingly high for Indiana, though. Hoppin Frog stuff was all $2 overpriced, Brooklyn singles were high, and a few others really surprised me at how much they were marked up. The most interesting thing I saw was a Stone 04.04.04 for $55; probably a fair price, just interesting to see for sale. I walked away with a few bottles, hoping for more that I couldnít find at my normal stores. Still a great beer market and Iíd like to try Crown for comparison.
This place looks different than the picture. First thing I noticed was how small the parking lot is compare to the number of customers. There seemed to be a wine tasting going on when I arrived. Nice new looking building with tan metal siding. The bottle shop is connected to a deli. Inside along the left wall was an impressive array of beer in the long row of coolers. Opposite was the non cooler stuff. There were plenty of Midwest beers to choose from. Very nice European beer selection including dusty Harvest ales dating from 1998 to present and all selling for $9.99. This was the only bottle shop I was able to check while in IN and had the best price of Three Floyds Behemoth Barleywine Iíve seen at $17.99. Excellent singles selection.
A jewel for beer raters. Beers available as singles. Great selection with a lot of rare beers you canít easily find anywhere else. A great place to expand your foreign beer ratings. However if youíre just buying macros or other easily found beers, youíre better off stopping by Kroger.
Visited during a pit stop on the way to St. Louis for RBSG 2014. Pretty standard liquor store appearance inside, beer is mostly on the left side of the store on shelves and in coolers. Notables included Prairie, Three Floyds, and Hoppiní Frog. Checkout service was friendly and did a good job packing my haul of bombers and six packs into a box. Okay if youíre passing by or on a pit stop like in my case.