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Flat 12 Bierwerks

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1,665 Ratings
Place Score: 90
Ratings: 51
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: n/a
Taps: 24
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

414 Dorman St
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46201
United States
phone: (317) 635-2337

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @flat12bierwerks

Place added by: jtosh on 12-15-2010

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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 13
Reviews by mynie:
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4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

This week I'm embarking on a "how the hell have I not reviewed this yet" tour. It should be fun.

See, some places I just forget about after I visit them. Others, like this, I visit frequently and enjoy so much that I always figured I'd give them a real nice, real fancy sort of write up. Then, what do you know, I never quite find the time to spend a couple of hours drafting and editing a review of a beer bar, and so these very nice places go unremarked upon.

Anyhow, Flat 12 is located in Indy's de facto beer district. The brewery is a 5-minute walk from Sun King. Unlike Sun King, where they do tastings on the weekends and only pour full beers during concerts, Flat 12 serves full pints whenever they are open. They also allow dogs.

The vibe is chill but also a little bit more monied than Sun King. They got a main room where you can buy swag and growlers, a woody festhalle where they poor pints, and then a very nice sun deck where you can sit and drink and soak up Indy's legendary urban atmosphere. The crowds are always nice, and like I said there's dogs, so if you like getting drunk and petting dogs you can do that here.

The beers range from good to excellent. F12 makes some of the coolest, most adventurous fruit beers you've ever tried. There's usually 6-10 beers on tap, including their flagships, some form of hop bomb, some fruit business, and then a higher ABV beer. So, basically a beer for every mood.

Growler refill and sixer prices a little high, especially since Sun King only charges 5 bucks for flagship refills on Saturday. But the crowd is nice, the staff are friendly and unpretentious, and really this is just a super nice place to sit and have a couple of pints.

More User Reviews:
Photo of frjohn
4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of redleg411
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of lilsmizzul1225
4.57/5  rDev +13.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

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3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of sgrechukhin
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Perhaps the most experimental brewery out there. The beer is consistently good. Because of non-stop events, the place is fun to go to hang out and have some crazy brew. Usually at least one new beer a week. Love the patio!

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3.6/5  rDev -10.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of indianabeerman
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

decent beer, no food

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3/5  rDev -25.4%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of dmgeng
3.72/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Highly recommended by friends and went to catch up with an old buddy.

Atmosphere- Nice atmosphere with both a to-go counter and a tap room with a few tables. The parking isn't very good but small price to pay for great beer. It's just off of down town and is a rustic place in Indy. It's a cool place to hangout and even better when you can go out onto the patio and take in the Indiana sunshine.

Quality- The beers are all pretty good and some stunners lie in wait for your palate. No food at this location but a great brewery. The seasonal beers are usually better than the lineup but the walkabout is a winner and the specials make the trip that much more exciting.

Service- Good service.

Selection- The usuals are always on tap with quite a selection of seasonals/specialties that make Flat 12 a great stopping point in Indy.

No food at the brewery.

The value is good with a 32oz growler and 2 pints for less that $25. Flat 12 is making great beer affordable.

I recommend this place for good draft beer and is always a great stop in Indianapolis.

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2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

Photo of doldham
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Outdoor area is a large, beautiful patio if you happen to be there on a nice day. The inside tasting room is okay too, but there's only so much you can do to spruce up the character of a windowless cinder block room. The beer is tasty and they have a nice selection on tap. The staff is friendly and helpful. They had a food truck setting up as I left. I'd totally go back--I had a nice time and some good beers.

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Flat 12 Bierwerks in Indianapolis, IN
90 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.