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Black Acre Brewing Co.

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4.11/5
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79 Beers
273 Ratings
Place Score: 96
Ratings: 55
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: n/a
Taps: 20
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar ]

5632 E Washinton St.
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46219
United States
phone: (317) 207-6266

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @blackacrebrewer

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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 23
Reviews by Yetiman420:
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4.36/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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3.76/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of RblWthACoz
4.41/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75

This is a really nice looking spot that, visually, looks like they have done everything right. The right combination of edge with a classy style. Quality of beers is superb. There really isn't much more to want for. Service was okay. It was good enough, but there seemed to be little interest in what they were doing; kind of a disconnect. And certainly no positive energy. Selection was extensive. Lots of stuff to try and pretty much any type of beer you may want. A really nice spot doing some seriously superb beers. (I actually went twice!)

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4.24/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of diablo14
4.5/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Cool without being pretentious, great selection of beers both guest and personally brewed. Their house beers are uniformly delicious.

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3.7/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

Photo of sgrechukhin
4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Great brewery. Great staff. Great food. Cool setting.

Photo of craft_shannie
3.99/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

my favorite brewery spot in indy. shared a flight & a couple of pints during sunday morning brunch. seating consists of small u-shapped bar, inside tables (20 or so), and outside patio. space has industrial, recycled materials vibe. well thought out. beers were the best we had in indy. service was very good.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.8/5  rDev +9.8%

I really like this place. No TVs, no tunes. Great service. At least while I was there the place ,including much of the conversation seemed to be about the beer. And the beer was great, across styles . The Octoberfest a bit heavy, sweet, sticky for the style but great malt flavor, very drinkable.

Carvers Army, peanut butter porter, the nut smell is pronounced, the peanuts show less in the taste, also excellent.

The best beer I had was The Quickening a thick black scotch ale. One minor nit, they should serve this a bit warmer than the others.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

I love this place! GOOD FOOD GREAT BEER.

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

Nice little place. 15 or so tables, bar and standing room.

They had about 12 beers of their own and another 8-10 guest taps that were nicely currated. I got 4 $2 samples of their beers and it was impressive. Food was good, but pretty standard paninis. French fries were good.

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -25.6%

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