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. 18th Street also has a craft cocktail menu and carries a curated selection of whiskey, bourbon, and wine. 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. Our Double IPA, SINISTER, was named 'Best Fall Brew in Indiana 2013' by VisitIndiana.com.

The rumors are true, we are expanding.

Big thanks to the Northwest Indiana Times and Indiana On Tap for posting this week about our expansion. Below is the article in its entirety. If you would like to view it on the NWI Times site click here. 


18TH STREET BREWERY BEGINS CONSTRUCTION OF NEW FACILITY

Owners choose to re-invest in Gary after exploring market for suitable space

GARY, IN – A massive vault originally built to store fur coats in the 1950s is being transformed into a brewing operation as part of an expansion plan by 18th Street Brewery – one that will double its production capacity, create new jobs and serve as a catalyst for business in the beachfront community they call home.

“The Vault” – located immediately west of the brewery at 5725 Miller Ave. – is a 1,100 square-foot space that will be home to five 15-barrel fermenters, Northwest Indiana’s first canning line, a bottling line and one of the largest barrel-aging programs in the area. There will also be a small sampling room there, providing a space for invitation-only events involving the brewery’s exclusive barrel-aged and sour beers. That production will be happening in addition to the eight 10-barrel tanks currently being used in the brewpub.

The combined investments will allow 18th Street Brewery to increase production from roughly. 500 barrels a year to more than 1,000. Construction on “The Vault” is expected to take several weeks, with doors opening and production set to begin in April. 

“We have enjoyed tremendous growth in our first year and we are determined to keep that going,” owner Drew Fox said. “We wanted to find a production facility that would fit our expansion needs for years to come and had been looking for quality structures with as much as 20,000 square feet available. We looked at buildings across Northwest Indiana and saw many with promise – Hammond being at the top of the list. But in the end, we opted to re-invest where we started and, with this expansion, maintain our relationship with Gary as a business partner.”

The expansion and investment in a canning line – which began running last fall - will allow 18th Street Brewery to increase its distribution throughout central and southern Indiana.

Fox anticipates continued growth for the brewery – named by Rate Beer as Indiana’s “Best New Brewer” in 2013 – and expects to continue discussions with city leaders across Northwest Indiana about available production space as they grow. But he emphasized his commitment to the City of Gary hasn’t wavered.

“There are some incredibly special things happening in this community that we want to continue to be a part of,” he said. “We will keep doing our part to create jobs and opportunities here, while also working to attract other entrepreneurs willing to join us in investing in this city’s future.”

HUNTER CHILI PEPPER

Yep- we threw some Chili Peppers in HUNTER, our Double Milk Stout. Imagine the first taste of roast and cocoa notes, along with the smooth sweetness of HUNTER, followed by a low heat on the backend from the chilis...yeah, its pretty damn amazing! This is super limited and on draft only in our taproom now. 

Foreman Coffee

FOREMAN COFFEE- our Robust Porter we kicked up a notch by adding Metropolis Coffee Company Redline Espresso. $9 each cash or credit. Available now.

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Official 18th Street Brewery Hockey Jersey (Time is almost up!)

TIME IS RUNNING OUT! PRE-SALE ENDS MIDNIGHT (CST) FRIDAY THE 13th!

This is it. 10" embroidered, hand-sewn 18th Street patch on front, two tone 'tack twill' hand-sewn numerals ‘18' on the left and right sleeve, and two tone 'tack twill' hand-sewn 3.5" '18th Street Brewery' and 10" numerals '18' on the back- all on an official Reebok jersey...***MIND BLOWN***....You could sneak onto the ice and no one would know you were just a fan (aside from the slipplng and falling).

This is a presale- these jersey's are made to order and all sales will be final. Sales end Midnight CST of February 13th, 2015. 

Official 18th Street Brewery Hockey Jersey
150.00

SALES END MIDNIGHT CST 2/13

This is it. 10" embroidered, hand-sewn 18th Street patch on front, two tone 'tack twill' hand-sewn numerals ‘18' on the left and right sleeve, and two tone 'tack twill' hand-sewn 3.5" '18th Street Brewery' and 10" numerals '18' on the back- all on an official Reebok jersey...***MIND BLOWN***....You could sneak onto the ice and no one would know you were just a fan (aside from the slipplng and falling).

Shipping within the contenintal US is included in the price. Shipping outside of the continental US will be charged an addiditional fee at time of shipment. Please fill out the address form that pops up when purchasing (you have to put your country in).

Please note; ALL SALES FINAL- these are custom made to order so they cannot be returned. There is a 4-6 week turn-around time on these. This is a mockup, the final jersey may vary slightly (i.e. the jersey may be a little darker than what appears on your screen, the font may be a little bit different) but you can be sure all of the above listed items will be included. 

 

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The Sour Note Brewing Berliner Weisse

We're extremely happy to announce the release of The Sour Note Brewing's second batch of Berliner Weisse. This batch comes in with a touch of funk, a tartness on the tongue and a body richer than the first batch. $13 750mL cash or credit. No limit on these.

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