18th Street Brewery

Hand-crafting big and small beers from Gary, Indiana. We Live and Love what we do.

18th Street Brewery is a brewpub in the Miller Beach neighborhood of Gary, Indiana in late 2013. Conveniently located off the Dunes Highway and the Metra 'Miller' stop, 18th Street specializes in both big and small beers, from 9.5% barrel aged Double Milk Stouts to 4.5% Session Pale Ales. We have a kitchen that specializes in small plates, salads, sandwiches, and seasonal offerings. Our large, open front room is great for families. In January of 2014 Drew Fox was named 'Best New Brewer' in Indiana by  Ratebeer.com

Anna, our new Assistant Brewer

Anna has been with 18th Street for 5 months, she started out as a part-time bartender then quickly moved up to full-time bar manger. She is a super hard worker and knows her beer and customers. She has been working tirelessly to learn a new role in the brewery and I'm proud to announce that Anna will be our new assistant brewer. Pictured here she is brewing UNDERCROWN w Rich. Don't worry, you will still be able to catch Anna behind the bar slingin suds! 

Regional Ring of Fire Bottle Release Sunday July 13th

Join us as we celebrate the release of 'REGIONAL RING OF FIRE' a French Saison collab brewed with Bombers BBQ (Munster, IN), Metropolis Coffee Co. (Chicago, IL) and Grindhouse Cafe (Griffith, IN). 'REGIONAL RING OF FIRE' is brewed with malt smoked by Bombers BBQ and Organic Ethiopia Sidamo Quto Suke coffee from Metropolis Coffee Co. This Saison has a complex smokiness, subtle coffee tones and peppery notes. Their will be a two bottle limit, and each bottle will be $11. 

18th Street's Chef Virgie is going to make tacos w queso fresco, pickled onions, and cilantro. There will be Pulled Pork (w/pork from Bombers), Pulled Chicken, and Veggie tacos available, and Grindhouse is going to bring coffee...and of course, we’ll have the beer- it's gonna be the 'BOMB'.

Need more info? Get it on our FB event page here.

Drew delivers check to Theodore Chung...

About a month ago we released a Saison called 'Alpha Company'. We promised to give 75% of the sales to our friend and Iraq Vet Theodore Chung's 'Ted's Teaching Trip to Taiwan' fundraising campaign. You will be happy to know that as promised, Drew delivered the check to Ted today- a check that anyone who drank 'Alpha Company' helped to write.

This check will help with airfare, room and board, travel expenses, and most importantly, supplies for the children. 'Ted's Teaching Trip to Taiwan' is a voluntary opportunity to teach in a Summer Program in an underprivileged rural school in CheCheng township, Taiwan. 18th Street and Ted thank you all for your support in helping him reach his goal! His campaign is not over, you can still donate here. 

HEJ! Greetings from Europe!

I have held this secret since Feb of 2014...Yes it's true! 18th has hit Europe as of today. From the start we have always said we want to work with and collaborate with the best breweries in the world, that's holds true to this date. Mikkeller is one of the best in the world and Drew & 18th were honored when we got the call from Mikkeller to do a collaboration! We are proud to present 'GRAPEFRUIT DEAD' a Double IPA w Amarillo Hops, Grapefruit Juice and Grapefruit Zest.

Before you call Drew or the brewery we will answer the burning question, 'Is this beer available in the U.S.?' YES! The final details of this limited ticketed bottle release will be announced on Monday 7/7/14.

Check us out on the Mikkeller webshop here. 

Grapefruit Dead label by Mikkeller's Art Director, Keith Shore with assistance from 18th's Creative Director, Joey Potts. 


Our great friend Cori Paige dropped her amazing digital magazine, 'Craft by Under My Host', issue 1 this week. Cori and her team have done an absolutely amazing job and we want to thank her for her unwavering support for all things craft and 18th Street. We are very humbled to have an in-depth 23 page spread in this issue. Please take time to read it and share it with family, friends and the world.

Click the image to link to the magazine. 

Click the image to link to the magazine. 

New Kitchen Hours:

We will be starting new kitchen hours this week- please note that a snack menu is available daily until close:

Sunday: 12-6pm

Monday-Wednesday: 12-8pm

Thursday: 12-9pm

Friday-Saturday: 12-11pm 

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