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Flat 12 Bierwerks

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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

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Ratings: 51 | Reviews: 13
Reviews by neckbracesub:
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Visited the brewery on Sunday, September 15, 2013.

The atmosphere was a little underwhelming compared to our other two stops that day, at Indiana City and Bier Brewery, respectively. Flat 12 Bierwerks looks more like a sports bar/beach party hangout than an actual brewery.

The service was split down the middle, in my opinion. The gentleman pouring bullets and growlers and greeting people at the door was extremely congenial and helpful. However, when we made our way into the tasting room to purchase a couple of pints, the women working this section were less than friendly and seemed unhappy to serve people.

GLARINGLY CRUCIAL SIDE NOTE: They were pouring all half pints and full pints in PLASTIC CUPS. Yes, they don't even use pint glasses...and this is at the brewery itself. Major disappointment.

The selection was just okay, which was another tiny disappointment. When I go to the source I expect to see some variety and one-off's that are exclusive to the establishment, but other than the Saison Du'Flat there was nothing new to be seen. I had a half pint of that beer, which was decent, and that was it, other than my bullet fill of Walkabout.

The food truck, Scribbles, ending up being our nicest experience of the entire Flat 12 visit. The braised short rib tacos were outstanding. I'm told this truck rotates from places all around Indy, and I hope to see them again.

Overall I was a bit let down from Flat 12 Bierwerks. I got my hopes up a little too much.

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

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

Photo of aklude
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Ryan2BSU
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of target88
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of spycow
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%

Photo of Zonian1
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of indianabeerman
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

decent beer, no food

Photo of gentryka
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%

Photo of IANdianapolis
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of indy351
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.

Photo of Coopersbeer
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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90 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.