Triton Brewing Company


Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

5764 Wheeler Rd
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46216
United States

(317) 735-2706 | map

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Added by jtosh on 11-01-2011

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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 44
Photo of Hackattack
4.28/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Visited Triton Brewery awhile back before the winter kicked in. We quaffed outside on the patio. The service was outstanding. The waitress allowed us to try multiple samples to help us decide what beers to order. She had such a keen memory that she did not write down a single order. We had 7 people in our party ordering several rounds....impressive memory on her part! We were there right at the noon opening so the inside was empty, but the decor was warm and friendly. I had to go inside because the beer was so good I wanted to pick out a variety pack to take home.

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Photo of pezhead_79
4.41/5  rDev +18.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I lived near the main brewery for 2 years and to this day, it's my favorite spot in Indy for beer. They always have some great guest taps and Sin Bin from the source is just so much better than in a bottle. Winter time is great for all the stout and porter lovers as they usually have some great choices. Gingerbread Brown is another great beer from the tap rather than the bottle.

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Photo of Samwasnthere
3.76/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 2

The beer is of amazing variety and relatively well priced. They offer mixed 6 packs which was great for my purposes. Their ipas are strong and well balanced my favorite was o'rye n galaxy ipa which was pure galaxy hops but had that rye spice which was very nice. I'll definitely add it to my future stops. Good trucks were hit or miss.

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Photo of craft_shannie
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

cool industrial space, lots of sun, exposed beams, but i could see this place getting noisy if there were a crowd. kind of a remote location - not sure, but the building may be a rehabbed barracks. tried a flight sample, love their glassware - globes, rather than the traditional glassware you find. beer, on the other hand, just OK with some definite misses. service was great. food truck outside, kids are welcomed/present.

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Photo of Jlynwright23
4.43/5  rDev +18.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

A nice surprise while in Indianapolis for business. The Midnight Rail Nitro was fabulous , also a great Imperial IPA, Headsplitter. Friendly staff and owner! No kitchen, but they had a food truck out front with some very tasty pulled pork sandwiches .

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Photo of AMG55
3.94/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Great industrial look to the brewpub. Exposed rafters and lots of dark wood and stainless steel. Awesome view to the fermenting tanks in the back behind the tap station. Staff was very friendly on my first visit. Tried samples of their Rail Splitter, Bourbon Barrel Sour Monk and regular version. Got a growler of their O-Rye-'n-Galaxy IPA. Definitely be back there when I get the chance.

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Photo of skinnycox
4.53/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

My self and two others took the brewery tour on a Wednesday. I've been on numerous major and micro breweries so I really didn't expect anything special. However, this was one of the best tours I've ever been on.

The Director of Operations was the tour guide. He knew everything about everything, when it came to the brewery and their beer. Some guides are hired just to give tours, not this guy. Triton has been his life day in and day out for 3 years and it showed.

The tap room was pretty modern, with corrugated metal and dark wood decor. I liked it. The feel was more of an upscale bar. The downside, the beer prices seemed to match the upscale feel. Around $6 for a pint is on the high end of what I would expect to pay, but they will let you try a fair amount of anything on tap before you buy.

Overall, I would be lying if I said it didn't want to go back. Its a young brewery that is growing extremely fast so hopefully they keep producing good beer.

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Photo of Ferd577
4.55/5  rDev +22%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Small taproom, can get loud if it fills up. The bar only seats about 10 and that's where you want to sit if possible. The brewers are often right there, serving, explaining and answering questions. The servers are very knowledgeable too. Food in the form of pretzels is available and there's always a rotation of food trucks right outside the door and often will bring your order in to you. I have even seen families bring in there own food, like a pot of chili offering others a bowl during Colts games.

Now dig this Hoosiers: they have carry-out on Sundays!!! Some weird kink in our state-law allows them to sell carry-out on Sunday. So, the next time you get invited to a game and you didn't stock-up on Saturday, you don't have to drink the neighbor's Coors-lite.

Kid's are welcome in the taproom, the brew their own rootbeer, and they serve floats. The addition of a beer garden patio allows you to bring your 4-legged friend as well.

The line-up of 6 year round brews is usually augmented with 3-6 seasonal offerings, plus "guest" brews and ciders bring their totals upwards of 20 taps.

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Photo of treepaul
3.86/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Triton is a great neighborhood brewery. They've been open a couple of years now and seem to be doing well. Main line beers are solid and consistent - my personal favorite is the hop heavy ''Rail splitter'' IPA. Picked up a 6 pack at Trader Joe's for some home sipping since Triton is a fair distance away from me (kudos to TJ's for stocking good local beer). Brewery has pints, growler fills and bottles available. They also always have a couple quality guest beers on as well.

The brewery itself is worth a visit if you are in the area. Triton is located in a World War I era mule barn (long, skinny barn-like, but the mules are long gone) on the former Fort Benjamin Harrison US Army base ''realigned and reused'' a few years ago. Brewery equipment came out of the now defunct Warbird Brewery in northern Indiana. Parking is easy and ample. Triton regularly hosts food trucks so a constantly changing menu is available right outside, but the brewery does not serve food itself. The tasting room is small but kid friendly and the bar serves a root beer that is outrageously good. Yeah, my kids are asking me to make growler runs for them now.

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Photo of mynie
3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Stopped by around 7 PM on a Thursday. The area is a little weird. There's nothing much there, for one. Secondly, what's going there seems sort of like one of those gated retirement complexes, only it's designed for young professionals. I dunno, maybe it'll be cool. Right now, however, it's nothing.

WBNA was on the TV, which is nice. Aside from that, the interior was very metal. Not in the Dio sense, but in the "lots of exposed beams and corrugated tin" sense, with warm tracklighting and slick, polished wood. It's a very new building that tries to seem old, and in spite of being ersatz it's fairly warm and welcoming (aside from the brewing area, which stretches way, way back and reminds me of the aesthetic from the movie _Brazil._)

The beer was solid. They don't serve food directly on the premises, but every day of the week they have a new food van out in the parking lot, and they have a big menu up on the wall letting you know which van comes which day. That's cool. They also had some prime shit on the guest taps.

The downsides are that the place had a little bit of an uppity vibe. The prices were ridiculous--pints and growlers cost more than the do at Three Floyds. The crowd was friendly, but most of them looked like they just got done golfing and/or had spent the day yelling at their secretaries.

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Photo of Patchmaster
4.7/5  rDev +26%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Decided to opt for the closer brewery instead of making the trek downtown to Sun King. The results ended up being pleasantly surprised!

First off the atmosphere is very open and easy going. Laid back experience. When walking into the brewery huge windows expose the brewing equipment and the building gives off an industrial feeling. The exposed brick and ceiling with finished neutral floors give this brewery a great feel. The only thing that doesn't give this place a 5 is that it's somewhat small. When I was there it got busy and loud. This is a very minor complaint though.

Beers were great. I highly suggest trying their railsplitter IPA.

Service was great. The employees were down to earth and you could tell a true passion in beers. They described each beer and made you understand the process of how each beer was developed. The lady that helped me wasn't even suppose to be working, but decided to help out because she came in for a growler fill and knew they needed help.

Selection is where they shine. Not only did they have their 5 flagship beers, they had some experimental beers as well as a great selection of guest taps. Stone 11.11.11 was one and glad I was able to try it. They also had fresh raspberry stout. delic!!!

Food is catered in so I suppose it is different every night. I had the corned beef smoke d for 30 hours. I liked it, but wished there was more selection. It's nice to have the option to grab a bite.

Overall this place is a gem! I'm sure it is only a matter of time before they start making some buzz. Thumbs up to Triton I will see you again!

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Triton Brewing Company in Indianapolis, IN
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