18th Street Brewery

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

Based in Gary, Indiana 18th Street Brewery hand-crafts big and small beers for Northwest Indiana, Chicagoland, and soon...the World. 

Web Shop is OPEN!

Our web shop is officially open! Unfortunately we can't sell our beer online :(. However, we can sell our 18th Street merchandise! Simply click 'SHOP' on the left hand side to walk through those virtual doors. Check back often for new merch and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for random coupons and special offers. 

HUNTER Wrapped Can Glass

We took the artwork from one of our favorite labels (HUNTER) and had it wrapped around one of our favorite glasses, the 16oz Can Glass. Yes, this can is shaped like a glass...or vice versa. 

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18th at Bloomington Craft Beer Fest

We're happy to announce that we will be pouring at this years Bloomington Craft Beer Fest on Saturday, April 12th, 2014. There will be 150+ selections to choose from in beautiful Bloomington, Indiana. We'll be pouring a couple of choice brews, including our Double IPA 'NUBIAN OVERLORD'. More info here and we'll see you there! 

There's a Rude Hippo on the Loose!

You may have noticed that we've recently been pouring beers by Rude Hippo Brewing Company. We're happy to publicly announce that Rude Hippo is contract brewing out of our brewhouse. We've known the fine folks- Marilee, Karl, Medea Denson, and Ian, at Rude Hippo- in all its forms, for years now. They are dedicated to their craft and it shows in their brews. I'd take a stab at explaining Rude Hippo, but Marilee does it best: 

'You see, my dear, when two young breweries love each other very very much, they sometimes get lucky (heh heh) and are able to bring together their unique individual talents to create a stronger, more agile family. Such is the story of Rude Hippo. In the ultimate collaboration, the fine, upstanding folks at Twisted Hippo and Rude Boy Brewing have joined forces in the fight for truth, justice, and American Craft Beer. (Ok, so mostly that last thing, but you can bet we’re pretty stubbornly pro-truth and -justice, too.) Separately, they’re outstanding brewers with a wide portfolio of excellent, interesting brews. Together, they’re a force to be reckoned with. 

Look out, World. There’s a Rude Hippo out on the loose.

For Up-To-Date info follow @RudeHippoBrew on twitter

We are currently pouring Rude Hippo's bittersweet 'Old Saint Auggie's Belgian IPA' 6.60 ABV. Old Saint Auggie combines Old World characteristics and a New World style. Equal parts down-to-Earth and refined, this Belgian style brew brings a sweet, fruity balance to a hefty hop bill, making this a versatile brew perfect for saints and sinners alike.  

Drew Fox named 'Best New Brewer' in INDIANA by Rate Beer!

Big thanks to Rate Beer on naming 18th Street Brewery's Drew Fox 'Best New Brewer in Indiana! We're extremely humbled, happy, and proud. Thanks to all of our loyal supporters and fans, this wouldn't have been possible without your thirst for the best! We're just getting started guys, and we've got no plans of stopping. Check out the entire Rate Beer Best here.



Our friends at GRINDHOUSE CAFE, based in Griffith, Indiana joined us in the search for the perfect coffee to blend with HUNTER, our creamy Double Milk Stout brewed with Cocoa Nibs and Lactose...And we found it... Metropolis Coffee Company's Signature Blend ‘Redline Espresso'- a big bodied espresso that pairs perfectly with HUNTER'S Roasted notes.

We are proud to present



-Bottles are $15 CASH ONLY.

  • 12-8pm or whenever all bottles are sold, whichever comes first.
  • First come first served, please enter through the rear marked entrance.
  • Limit 2 bottles per customer.

-Free coffee from Metropolis for those waiting.

-Free pastries provided by Grindhouse Cafe, Griffith, IN.

  • Both coffee and pastries are first come first served as well. 

-Starting at 2pm FLESH FOR FOOD will begin serving food:

  • Shrimp Salad Po'Boy: Shrimp, Shredded Lettuce, Cajun Mayo on a Hoagie Bun w/ Chips & Pickle: $10


It is true that we are once again filling our 32oz Howlers. Please be advised that we are only filling 18th Street Brewery glassware. Thanks for understanding!


Kraut-Chi comes to 18th Street! Noon until its all gone:(

Join us as Chef Won Kim and Iggy from C.H.A.O.S. Brew Club team up to for a special Korean Polish Delicacy.  A little confused? Just check out the menu...and belive me, its a match made in heaven:
Authentic Grilled Polish Sausage, Kraut-Chi (Sauerkraut and Kimchi), and Brown Mustard. Served in a bun with a side of chips for $6! 
Be aware, this is first come first served, starting at noon!

Event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/272119562953391/


Soup Sunday this week...

This week's Soup Sunday will be Borscht! This Ukrainian delicacy of Beets, Cabbage, and Potatoes will be paired with Rye Bread and Sour Cream and Chives. Try it with our new Robust Porter, FOREMAN! 2-6pm. $10/bowl. 

If you didn't make it in for the Borscht, this is what you missed out on! Shown paired with our Rye Pale Tube Socks. 

If you didn't make it in for the Borscht, this is what you missed out on! Shown paired with our Rye Pale Tube Socks. 

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