Black Acre Brewing Co.
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Active Beers: 46
Beer Ratings: 84
Beer Avg: 4.09
Taps: 20 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 18 | Reviews: 13 | Show All Ratings:
4.06/5 rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25 | $$
Best Brewpub in Irvington!
Keep in mind, this is a Beer bar first, and a food place second.
The food menu is short and to the point intentionally. The food selection, although limited to about a dozen awesome snacks, is of the highest possible quality.
On Sundays, they serve organic, locally grown, farm-fresh, dry-aged, sunnyside hip, baykahn schmammiches. NOM.
They offer plenty of guest beers as well as house brews. Great stuff.
02-18-2014 22:56:07 | More by jisom123
4.35/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
Best micro in Indy IMO. Very small batch brewery, but beers are unique and all have been top notch. Very broad offering of styles, rotating guest taps, both Indy and outside IN micros. Best garlic mayo aioli I've ever had...pairs well with sweet potato fries. Staff is awesome. They even gave me the pilot recipe for their coffee IPA...which I will make at home soon.
12-20-2013 05:33:55 | More by Tickman
4.4/5 rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
A: Located in the Irvington section of Indy's east side, right off Washington St. Irvington is a very historic area of Indy, but over the last 40 years or so had fallen in to decline. Over the past 10 years this area has really come back, and it is great to see establishments such as Black Acre aiding in the economic resurgence. Neighborhood where Black Acre is has really been renovated and is a fine place during business hours.
Bar is modern and has a very metro/up-scale look, without the pretentious clientele or staff.
Q: Beer is of great quality and always fresh. Food is also of very good quality.
S: Service is excellent.
S: House and guest beers. Great variety.
F: Excellent sandwiches.
V: Everything is reasonably priced.
10-13-2013 21:44:20 | More by tsauce2
4.79/5 rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25 | $$
Probably my favorite place in Indy to have a beer or 3 with some friends(might be biased though since it's a 5 minute walk from my house. They always have about 10-12 quality guest taps with some harder to find stuff sprinkled in with regular favorites(like Old Rasputin on nitro, which they always seem to have). And their own brews have been some of the best locally that I've found. Food menu is limited, but really good sandwiches and brewery fries(especially the sweet potato). Highly recommend if you're in the Indianapolis area.
09-01-2013 18:24:09 | More by MSandahl23
3.83/5 rDev -12.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | $$$
Wanted to warn people: NOBODY UNDER 21 IS ALLOWED IN THIS ESTABLISHMENT. So if you have kids, don't bring them.
I was traveling across this fine country with my two sons and decided to meet my Indianapolis friend and his family for lunch at Black Acre. Unfortunately I found out upon arrival that only adults are allowed here. Not sure what law is involved, because Three Floyds is in Indiana and has no such age limit. The real problem is that this is not prominently mentioned, if it is mentioned at all, on the Black Acre website. There is a great pizza place, Jockamo, a couple of shops down that has excellent beer choices, so it wasn't a total debacle. I was able to get a growler from Black Acre and take it on the road. Bitter Life, a very good IPA. The decor inside was a bit stark for my tastes, but I can see how some would consider it upscale. The bartender was friendly. Certainly a worthwhile place to stop, but just don't bring children.
08-30-2013 22:45:10 | More by Gatordaddy
4.3/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Was up from VA visiting family and popped in for a visit. Sat at the bar. Bartender was kind enough to pour a flight of all 7 of their offerings. Wine selection was decent for my girlfriend too. I particularly liked the Bitter Life IPA coffee-infused version and also the Saucy Intruder rye IPA. The only beer I didn't like was the Nit Wit. Wasn't bad, just not a style I love. Really really wish we had a place like this in DC. I overheard someone say there are 15 breweries in the metro Indy area. In jealous, esp if any of the others are as good as Black Acre. Will def visit again next time I'm in town.
08-11-2013 22:08:54 | More by zeebonic
4.34/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$$
Probably one of the better ones in Indy, IMHO. Very small location, but good food and very friendly staff. They serve a Sunday brunch, and now offer growlers. They offer up selections from other local/regional breweries, and they also offer a small selection of white and red wines.
04-13-2013 19:01:19 | More by GwenNoel76
4.79/5 rDev +9.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25 | $$
Stopped in for lunch shortly after opening time on a Saturday.
First off I really loved the atmosphere. Nice low key place with multiple little nooks and crannies for different sized groups to gather. We pulled up to the bar where a friend knowledgable bartender provided us great service our whole stay.
Throughout the course of our time, the girlfriend and I split 4-8 oz pours. I love that they do half pints and the tulips themselves the half pints come in were very cool, so I ended up with 2 of those to take home. The Rye whiskey barrel scotch ale was the standout. One of the better local brews I've ever had. The Carver's Army (PB Porter), Red Hopper (imperial red) and Valve (CA common) were all well crafted and very close to style. The mouthfeel on all were incredible. Very smooth and none of the examples were too watery which is a problem many local places, especially ones on the green side tend to have. They also had around 12 of their own beers and several guest taps on draft.
We each ordered a panini from the small bar food menu. Mine had Smoking Goose meat in it and was really tasty. The fries had a great spicy seasoning on them.
I was absolutely floored with this place. I will definitely be going back there again and with another good visit or two, they could hit #1 on my go to list in Indy. Really good stuff here.
03-04-2013 22:07:15 | More by jmarsh123
4.36/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Stop #376 on my world brewery tour.
Along with Three Floyds and New Albanian, this is one of the top three brewpubs in the state.
I grew up in Indianapolis when Irvington was a declining blue color area of the city. What a surprise to find this gem in the historic gentrified heart of a city within a city.
Plenty of parking around back. No food but they have a food truck out front with printed menus at the tables. About a third full during my visit on a Monday early evening. Mare sure to check hours before visiting.
Can see a tank or two from the back outside and across the bar. Probably qualifies as a nano brewery as the boil tank looked no bigger than 2 or 3 barrels.
Had a flight of all their beers plus 8 oz of the DIPA.
Blond, amber, 2 browns, porter, holiday spiced, and Russian imperial stout.
The amber, RIS, and DIPA were outstanding. I've been avoiding DIPA's lately as they're usually cloying, muddy, and too sweet. This was one of the best, well-attenuated DIPA's I've had - on level with Pliny from Russian River. Yeah, I said that.
The RIS was creamy, roasty, and delicious. Both of these high alcohol beers had no fermentation flaws in terms of detecting the alcohol or off flavors.
The only drawbacks I came up with was their guest tap list, while good, could have benefited from other great Indiana or regional beers. The server was friendly but when I asked a question or two about the beer, she didn't know and didn't bother asking one of the guys who kept coming around from the brewing area.
Highly recommended and they're on my Indy brewery rotation.
12-18-2012 16:59:52 | More by Yetiman420
4.15/5 rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
Lived in Indy for 8 years and did not even know that this part of town existed. Recent trip got me back to Indy for a night and gave the place a try. Nice surprise. Upscale bar and decor. house beers were pretty darn tasty and awesome grilled cheese. Bar staff was helpful and very cordial but not exactly well-versed in beer, etc. Eclectic crowd the night I was there, had trivia going with a bunch of law students in the crowd geeking each other out and a few locals. Little pricey for Indy, at least in my opinion, but that seemed the trend all over town.
Worth the trip if you are in town.
12-10-2012 02:22:10 | More by CRJMellor
Black Acre Brewing Co. in Indianapolis, IN
95 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.