Deviate Brewing

Brewery, Bar

4004 W 96th St
Indianapolis, Indiana, 46268-2909
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fredmugs from Indiana

4.32/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Sep 11, 2015
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tsauce2 from Indiana

4.94/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Recently expanded, lots more space. Currently open for inside (with PLENTY of social distancing in place) and outside on the patio. Hands down in the Top5 best breweries in Indy with a large variety of styles year round from traditional to those that push the cuff (their motto IS "Deviate from the Norm"...). Always excellent service and the owners are cool cats! No in-house kitchen buth there's a Micky D's and a bangin' Thai Place right across the street and other local businesses will deliver to the brewery. Right off the interstate (probably the easiest brewery to get to in the city), lots of canned options so an easy choice if you are a local or just passing through.

Jul 04, 2020
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JustinCider from Illinois

4.22/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

A 20 minute Uber ride from my hotel, Deviate Brewing is located in a strip mall on the North West Side of Indy. The night I was there, they had a wide assortment of styles on tap and a cooler filled with bombers and 16 oz. crowlers to go. IPA's, Farmhouse Ales, Imperial Stouts, Sour IPA's, a Quad and a Brown Ale. The bartender was friendly and accommodating. Enjoyed the tunes as well. Dropped a C note before I left. Not sure why this place is under the radar. A must visit if you are in the area.

Nov 29, 2019
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ovaltine from Indiana

4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Dec 30, 2018
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gonzoechoes from Indiana

4.61/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

An adjunct-forward brewery doing unique things in a strip mall on the northwest corner of Indy. The service is always great and knowledgeable. I generally enjoy their beers but avoid the one's whose adjuncts I don't care to taste in beer and that usually serves me well. Not every beer is going to blow you away but you always get what they're going for. A great place for flights due to the variety and their ever-changing tap list.

Dec 01, 2018
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jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75

Stopped by today while traveling through Indianapolis. Located in a tiny strip mall just minutes off from 465 makes it very convenient from the highway. Very small inside, low ceilings, long bench style tables with the brewing area directly off to the side. I had to laugh when we arrived, my 19 year old son couldn't come in but dogs were allowed. All good - I would definitely go back again when we're in the area. Check this place out.

Jul 23, 2018
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NoYouDidnt from Indiana

3.43/5  rDev -18.7%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.25

Vibe- several tables, not terribly packed when I’ve been. Little music playing. Somewhat bright. Clean place. Good pours and good cleanup on overflow of glass and so forth. Service is alright. You want a beer, you go to the bar and get it. They can help make a good choice. Selection also alright. 10 of their own beers. Plenty of styles covered. Lots of adjunct combos. Had some okay tasting beer.

Mar 05, 2018
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PBRmeasap1980 from Indiana

3.8/5  rDev -10%
vibe: 2 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4

All about the beer here. Vibe is practically non existant, so if you go to a brewery for the vibe you'll hate this place. Its in a strip mall with drop ceilings and concrete floors.

BUT, the beer is awesome. They always have 8 very interesting taps.

Service is at the counter, but the people are always nice. Family run.

Aug 21, 2017
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iRun2Beer from Minnesota

4.26/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Jun 05, 2017
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SoxFan from Indiana

3.07/5  rDev -27.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 2.5

Folks around Indy highly recommended this place. Owner was friendly and provided good service, but the beers were nothing spectacular. Maybe it's the best of the local scene but i would consider it nothing more than good home brew. For my money I would just head to The Pint Room in Carmel for a far superior selection.

Nov 18, 2016
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craft_shannie from Indiana

3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Oct 23, 2016
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Oct 01, 2016
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Jaszucs from Indiana

4.01/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Great beer. They had about 8 beers on tap but they were all IPA's or stouts - which I loved but some of the folks with me were looking forward to trying some other styles.

Aug 03, 2016
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shirtless_mike from Indiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Jun 26, 2016
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mcrago from Indiana

3.86/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Jun 25, 2016
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mayorQuimby from Tennessee

4.64/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Jun 03, 2016
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eppie82 from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

May 12, 2016
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Phoneguy from Indiana

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Feb 21, 2016
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nwhittin from Indiana

4.63/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Feb 15, 2016
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aasher from Indiana

4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Jan 24, 2016
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barowe from Indiana

4.94/5  rDev +17.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Oct 28, 2015
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Tsar_Riga from Indiana

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

The extraordinary thing about Deviate is that it has managed to improve from a rock solid start. The beers began as interesting, and many were quite tasty from the get go. But as the months have smoothed the edges off, this strip mall brewer is really hitting its stride. A neat, industrial vibe, with decent tunes and a couple TVs to watch the game, the list shifts almost weekly and is always exploring something new. Tipping toward the high ABV, these are big burly brews. I only hope they can brew enough for growler fills of more of their selections in the future.

Sep 13, 2015
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TargaFlorio from Indiana

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Really love what Mike and Greg have done with Deviate. The quality of the beers is off the charts in my opinion. I think there are only 8 taps but with such great beers you don't really need more. Most trips I get at least one flight of four because their board turns over so quickly, there are always news beers on tap. Their "breakfast" style stouts with coffee, cinnamon, coconut, etc are sublime.

There is no food service, but you can order in from a number of local places that deliver to the location. I think you have to be a member of a club they offer in order to get growler fills which is a bummer for those of us who don't live close by.

Sep 10, 2015
Deviate Brewing in Indianapolis, IN
Brewery rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 108 ratings