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


Huge thanks to everyone who voted in the Visit Indiana Tourism's BEST OF INDIANA'S 'INDIANA'S BEST FALL BREWS'! We are happy to announce that 18th Street's SINISTER Double IPA won!!! There were a lot of great beers from a lot of great IN brewer's in this list- see the results here

Indiana's Best Fall Brews will be announced Tuesday, October 28th 9am EST on Fox 59 INDY

We asked you all to show your support and vote 18th Street Brewery's SINISTER as Indiana's Best Fall Brews- and you did (THANK YOU)! The winners will be announced live on Fox 59 News in Indianapolis around 9am EST tomorrow, Tuesday, October 28th. You can stream it on the Fox 59 website here. 

We have cans!

And just like that we have cans! Bitter Bitch cans on sale at noon 9/27 in the taproom. $10. Bitter Bitch is brewed with Mosaic, Amarillo, and Warrior hops- and then dry-hopped with Mosaic. This is a perfect first beer for us to can. Canned fresh and local in the city of Gary, Indiana! 

Bears VS Packers Sun, Sept 28th in our Family Friendly Front Space!

Whether you are a football fan or not you are going to want to be at the brewery this Sunday. Starting at noon (12pm CST) we will be airing the Chicago Bears VS. Green Bay Packers (bitter rivals in the sport of American Football) in our Family Friendly Front Space. 

For this epic event Chef Virgie will prepare a game day feast fit for the most avid of fans or the most uninterested of significant others (or the most underage of offspring). Pair these feautured menu offerings with our most tantalizing selection of house brewed beers (juice, and soda also available), and you have yourself a Sunday Funday!

The Game Day Menu prepared by our own Chef Virgie:

Sloppy Joe Sliders (original or Vegan)

Ham and Swiss Sliders

Caprese Sliders (Tomato, Basil, fresh Mozzarella, Balsamic Vinegar)

Grilled Chicken Legs

Beer Cheese Tortilla Chips

Salsa Tortilla Chips

Big Ass Pretzels

Potato Salad

We will see you on Sunday!


Family Friendly Front Space closed for a wedding Fri 26th/Sat 27th

IMPORTANT: Our family friendly front space will be closed all day Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th. We have rented the space out to some loyal customers for their wedding(!). This does not affect the taproom. However, it does mean that no one under the age of 21 will be admitted.

Our front space will reopen on Sunday the 28th. We'll be showing the Bears vs. Packers game and we will have a game day menu. 

HUNTER VERTICAL SERIES- VANILLA HUNTER release this Sunday, Sept 21st.

This Sunday, September 21st, we will release the second in our HUNTER VERTICAL SERIES- VANILLA HUNTER. VANILLA HUNTER starts with our base of HUNTER Milk Stout with which we then added whole Vanilla beans to compliment HUNTER'S roastiness with an elegant rounded out flavor. We will open at noon for sales, $12 (cash preferred) with a 2 bottle limit.

Bucky- the man, the myth, is now an official Brewer for 18th Street.

Bucky has been helping us out with brewing for the last 8 months. Today we are happy to officially announce Bucky as a Brewer in the 18th Street Brew Team! Below is a bio of Bucky- but I kind of think this picture speaks for itself: 

'From beer-hater to brewer. Mad Hatter IPA opened my eyes to this wonderful world of beer 10 years ago. Crisp and refreshing and what is this? Beer has flavor? Hops you say? That is amazing. 

When my buddy Dave got a brew kit for Christmas about 5 years ago, we decided to give this brewing thing a try. Brewing under Big Dicks Brewing since then I have focused mainly on IPAs, stouts, and wood-aged beer. Loving what we do and wanting to share it with others led us to chef Won Kim and his series of home brew events. These gave us a place to interact with other home brewers and beer fans that were not just our friends. This was also how I met Drew.

The last 8 months I have been working at 18th street part-time.The experience I have gained will carry me through my career at 18th street brewery and beyond.'

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